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If you have any Debenhams gift vouchers lying around; use them as soon as you can.

The chain, which has 1,600 staff and 11 shops in the Republic, is now in administration.

The department store is still in business despite shares in the struggling retailer being suspended at its own request.

Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley revised offer  was rejected because he wanted to be chief executive.

He had offered £200million (€230million) into the chain but this was refused and said putting it into administration was a ‘national scandal’.

He said, ''These politicians and regulators have proven to be as effective as a chocolate teapot.''

While the stores do remain open, Consumers’ Association of Ireland chief Dermott Jewell said, ''We advise consumers to use all credit vouchers/tokens and gift cards issued by the store without delay.'

According to retail industry expert David Fitz­simons, of Retail Excellence Ireland, the chain’s main problem stems from its constant promotions, discounts and sales.

He said, ''‘If you’re a woman and you know Debenhams is going to have 30% off fragrance next month and you go in and it’s full price, you’re going to hold off spending.''

He continued, ''There’s no price consistency at Debenhams which is the fundamental issue. They’ve lost their way and a number of stores had been earmarked for closure.''

Debenhams – which has 166 stores and employs 25,000 people across the Britain and Ireland – has been struggling for some time, with debts of £640million (€740million) and three profit warnings issued in 2018.

Administrators at FTI Consulting were appointed and sold the group to a newly incorporated company controlled by Debenhams’ lenders.

It's not looking good for the store so swoop in and get what you can with any vouchers you have.

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Feverous Black Friday shoppers are HELLA p*ssed off as they are being forced to wait HOURS in online store queues.

Customers are being forced into virtual lines on store websites, yet retailers are claiming this was all properly planned… eh, what?

One man shared a screenshot on Twitter of his queue number: 107578th in line. Good God, people, this is utter madness.

It's fair to say that the eager online population are sufficiently angry, with complaints coming in left, right and centre for numerous brands, such as Debenhams.

A Debenhams spokesperson claimed that the system was "managed" and that customers have all been successful with their shopping experiences:

"Some customers experienced a short delay in accessing our website at peak hours last night."

"By implementing a managed 'queue system' we were able to ensure that once customers had accessed our site, they were all able shop the offers successfully."

Reports of thousands of websites crashing are also gaining traction on Twitter, it seems that online stores were hugely unprepared for the onslaught of consumerism which Black Friday brings:

Sky News were told by Game:

"Due to the volume of traffic to our site we are operating a queuing system to make it as fair as possible to our customers in getting the deals they want."

However, stores this morning on the high street were experiencing regular volumes of customers, with no queues in sight. It seems online shopping has officially taken over:

Remember gals, Black Friday is a massive marketing campaign, so try to resist the mania surrounding it.

Use deals websites to spot the best discounts, ask yourself if you really need the items and don't assume that just because it's on sale, it's a bargain.

Economically and environmentally conscious shopping needs to be a priority with the massive amounts of clothes going to waste.

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Stay strong gals, resist the urge.

If you can't resist, we hope you get through the online queue hysteria at least.

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With the festive season almost upon us (10 weeks and six days, FYI), many retailers are gearing up for the busy months ahead.

In an effort to cope with the influx of Christmas shoppers, Debenhams are looking for 550 temporary staff members to work across its Irish stores.

The popular retailer currently operates in 11 locations in the Republic of Ireland, with department stores in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Kerry and Kildare.

Stocking everything from fashion and beauty to gadgets and accessories, Debenhams has cemented itself as one of the go-to destinations for Irish gift shoppers.

Previous experience is not essential, though management say they on the hunt for candidates with a 'can-do' attitude.

Farouk Mangera, head of HR, said: “We begin planning months before the festivities start to make sure we deliver the high level of service that consumers expect from Debenhams”.

Successful applicants will start mid-November and work until the beginning of January, though the opportunity of permanent work may be available for the right candidates.

For more information, or to apply for a role, simply log on to www.debenhams-careers.ie or text JOBS to 81066 to receive an immediate link to apply for roles.

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You may remember Kat Von D from her successful tattoo show LA Ink, but now the American artist is better known for her insanely popular makeup line.

Her coveted makeup only became available in Ireland recently, and is now being sold in Debenhams.

 

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The queen of alternative beauty is coming to Dublin this April to celebrate the launch of her line. 

"HELLO, IRELAND! I'm so excited to get the chance to meet you all in Dublin THIS APRIL!" she said, captioning an Instagram post.

"In celebration of @katvondbeauty launching in more @debenhamsbeauty locations this spring, I'll be flying out to give each and everyone of you a big hug!"

 

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The tattoo-artist-turned-makeup-mogul will be in Debenhams on Henry Street on April 1 (and this is not a joke).

The catch is that you have to purchase a KVD product on the day to meet Kat, but we're dying to get our hands on a few of her palettes anyway so we don't need another excuse.

Over 1,500 people have clicked attending to the Facebook event, so that's quite a lot of hugs for Kat to dole out!

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Well, this is a big change!

Sienna Miller showed off her new red locks last night at the launch of her older sister, Savannah Miller's, fashion label. 

The actress took time out of her Hollywood schedule and snuggled up with her sister as they celebrated the launch of Nine by Savannah Miller for Debenhams.

The event took place in the swanky Roof Terrace at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. 

While the fashion designer was dressed in a glamorous silver mini dress, Sienna, 33, kept things simple to show off her new do'. 

She wore a grey loose jumper, black skinny jeans and suede peep-toe shoes, while keeping her make up natural. 

Sienna is currently busy filming her new movie, The Lost City of Z, which she's been shooting in Northern Ireland. 

The actress is playing to role of Nina in the period movie, based on David Grann's 2009 novel about the British explorer Percy Fawcett. 

The movie is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded productions of 2016, with Brad Pitt and Robert Pattinson also invloved. 

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If your dream is to have a booty to rival JLo’s then look no further than Debenhams! The store have launched their new Shape Enhancing Jeans which can add an impressive two inches onto your bum!

The jeans, designed by Jasper Conran have been flying off the shelves since their arrival as women aspire to more curvy celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Carol Vorderman and Kim Kardashian.

Debenhams spokesperson, Lizzie Singleton spoke about the rise of the curvy celebrity and how this influences consumers: “Pictures of curvy, famous women, from Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, to Pippa Middleton and Carol Vorderman, have helped women with prominent rears realise they have a gorgeous fashionable asset to emphasise, rather than minimise. Of course it is a little more difficult for women with a slimmer, straight up and down silhouette. The only solution used to be an expensive gym membership and weeks of working out but now buying a pair of jeans can offer a wonderful, instant booty boost.”

So what is the hi-tech behind these bottom boosting jeans? Well, it seems it’s all down to expert tailoring, heavier denim to add curve and control panels at the front to flatten the tummy, boosting the effect on the bum. Sounds like magic!

See the comparison below of normal jeans versus the J by Jasper Conran Shape Enhancing Jeans:

 

The J by Jasper Conran Shape Enhancing Jeans are available in sizes 8-18 and are available at Debenhams nationwide and retail at €67.50.

Will you be perking up your booty for this coming Valentine’s Day?! 

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This Valentines you might be hoping to surprise a special someone with some fabulous lingerie. Niamh Geaney went along to Debenhams to check out what they in store for us. From flirty feminine to full on va-va-voom sets there certainly is something for us all.

As well as that, to make it easier for the men, Debenhams' Emma Cunningham has kindly put together the perfect gift-guide pairing lipsticks to each set and fragrances to suit both him and her- it could not get any more fool proof! 

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Niamh Geaney popped into Debenhams to chat to perfume savvy Emma Cunningham on her top 5 fragrances for Christmas, most for us ladies and one universal fragrance that would suit any man. Our Christmas wish list is getting even longer!

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Our beauty reporter Emma Power went to Debenhams on Henry Street to check out the new Urban Decay counter and to find out how to achieve the perfect Christmas make-up look. 

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Our new daily Fashion TV show 'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "Style Scout" reporter Ciara O' Doherty checks out the new Autumn Winter occasion wear collection from Debenhams . Watch the video above to get all the gossip from the designer himself!

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The underwear as outerwear style is set to be huge for the coming fashion season, but many of us are sheepish to try this tricky trend. Ciara O'Doherty popped along to Debenhams to get a masterclass on how to nail this look with ease. Watch the video above to see the three gorgeous looks we came up with.

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We all love to indulge in some fancy underwear, but according to Debenhams’ latest research, wearing your underwear as outerwear is the latest trend.

B by Ted Baker has seen an uplift of 132% in the sales of printed chemises since May with the floral garden print chemise proving most popular. Other best sellers include camisole tops, skirt slips and lacy night dresses, which women are apparently incorporating into their work-wear.

Alain Mehada, head of Personal Styling at Debenhams gave this advice for people wanting to give this trend a go: “Try pairing a silk floral cami top with a pencil skirt and jacket for a chic glamourous look or pair a slip lace dress with a pretty cardigan. Elegant sleepwear such as soft silk printed pyjama tops paired with the right trousers is a classy style and can easily be translated to office-day wear. Sophisticated and suitable for work, this catwalk trend is a hit.”

Victoria Beckham looked great in a Louis Vuitton black lace slip dress at the Wimbledon this week. So you see, Superman isn’t the only one who can rock his underwear on the outside.


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