BRITISH retail heritage brand, Laura Ashley has confirmed that its store in Lion and Lamb Yard, Farnham will reopen on Sunday (June 21) to commence a closing down sale.

A number of national chains are still to reopen their stores in Farnham despite the easing of lock down restrictions on non-essential shops last week – and it seems Laura Ashley will only be reopening temporarily as the business moves online.

The fashion and homeware brand is also set to close its Guildford, Kingston, Purley, Reigate, Staines and Weybridge branches – but has not yet set a date for their closures, commenting in a statement: "The Surrey stores will continue to trade until further notice."

The statement continued: "Laura Ashley’s extensive closing down sale launches with at least 50 per cent off fashion in-store and online, plus all furniture now 30 per cent off.

"Everything has been reduced and has to go, including stock being cleared from the warehouse. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of these fantastic discounts while stocks last.

"The stores are ‘Covid secure’ and adhere to a strict policy of social distancing with a limited number of shoppers allowed in-store at any time, as well as regular deep cleaning. Card payments are encouraged."

Laura Ashley began in the 1950s, quickly becoming famous for its unique printed fabrics. Over time, the brand grew to become the household name of today, synonymous with quality fashion, interiors and home furnishings.

Despite the store closures that will follow the ‘everything must go’ sales, the Laura Ashley brand will remain online ( and at retailers nationwide.

A spokesman for Laura Ashley added: “There are some fantastic deals to be found in-store, as everything is now reduced and, with at least 50 per cent off fashion, we expect clothing ranges to sell out fast.

"We are extremely mindful of the current Covid crisis and customers can be assured that the store will be Covid secure.”