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Australian clothing brand Factorie to close down in S’pore & M’sia by end-Feb. 2018

You'll still be able to get it online, though.

Fasiha Nazren | January 25, 2018 @ 03:07 pm

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If you’ve been walking around malls lately, you might have noticed storewide sales at Factorie outlets like this one at ION Orchard, where sale items (apart from jackets, it seems) are going for less than S$15:

by Fasiha Nazren

Or their outlet in Causeway Point, where the sale items are priced from S$5:

via @muhdirfanibr

If you’re a Factorie enthusiast or happen to live in the north-eastern region of Singapore, you might also have noticed that the outlet at Waterway Point is no longer around.

These photos are all taken in January 2018, which is past the sale season in Singapore that typically happens during the middle and end of each year.

What’s going on?

It seems like there’s one possible reason for the crazy sales at Factorie.

According to one @haciyahyahyah, the clothing brand owned by the Australian Cotton On Group will be closing down in Singapore.

We checked, and a spokesperson for the Cotton On group has confirmed the impending closure of all Factorie outlets in Singapore and Malaysia by the end of next month:

“We value the incredible contribution our team members have made to Factorie in the local community. Our team members remain our number one priority and we’re working closely with them to identify opportunities for their redeployment within the business.”

Not doing well

While the representative did not disclose the reason behind the winding up of Factorie, it is believed that the brand that is known for their slightly more upscale beach and streetwear has not been doing well in the region.

Disappointment

This news, of course, wasn’t warmly received by many:

“But factorie’s clothes are all so nice :(“

“No more Factorie ;-;”

Available online

Not all hope is lost, however.

Customers can still buy Factorie-brand products on Zalora, an online fashion retailer.

But nonetheless, Factorie, you’ll be missed.

Especially by this fashion-forward uncle, who apparently is a loyal customer.

via @muhdirfanibr
via @jasveenakaur

 

Top image by Fasiha Nazren

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