Irish department stories Arnotts and Brown Thomas will partly reopen next week following weeks of COVID-19 related shutdown.
According to RTÉ, Brown Thomas Dublin will open the beauty hall, accessory hall, MAC, Hermes boutique and Louis Vuitton boutiques as separate individual stores from Wednesday, 10 June while Arnotts will open three separate small-format stores the day after.
These will include the full beauty section as well as accessories and menswear.
Stores in either premises will be accessed separately from street level with no inter-connectivity between them.
The Friday thereafter, Brown Thomas shops in Cork, Limerick and Galway will also open a number of small-format stores on their ground floors.
The Government’s plan states that smaller retail outlets can reopen under phase two on June 8 while larger retail outlets, such as department stores, were not expected to reopen until phase three on June 29.
The outlets said the safety and well-being of their staff and customers is its top priority and all the openings will adhere to the Government guidelines set out for the opening of small stores.
They will also adhere to all the necessary safety, social distancing measures and team training, the shops said in a statement.
Both stores are owned by UK group, Selfridges, which has already reopened the Holt Renfrew outlet in Canada and De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands.
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