French Connection has closed its Newcastle office due to closures

French Connection had its branch on Grainger Street off Eldon Square, directly opposite Grey’s Monument.

The retailer was established in 1972 and has had a presence in Newcastle for the past 20 years.

Signs can now be seen in the shop windows informing customers about the closure and directing them to online shopping.

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A French Connection concession can be found at the city’s John Lewis store.

The closure in Newcastle follows other French Connection branches across the country having recently closed their doors, including the closure of the Manchester branch in July.

The effects of the pandemic and a decrease in visitor frequency are partly responsible for the closures.

There are around seven stand alone French Connection stores and over 50 concession shops in department stores across the UK including John Lewis, House of Fraser and Fenwick.

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The brand is known for its controversial campaign, which started in 1997 when the abbreviation FCUK, which stands for French Connection United Kingdom, was used in the cheeky slogan “fcuk fashion”.

The Northern Echo has reached out to French Connection for comment. French Connection has closed its Newcastle office due to closures

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