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The French women’s ready-to-wear brand has requested its placement in receivership citing a dispute with its lessors. The decision of the Lille Commercial Court is expected on Monday.

The story repeats itself. Camaïeu, the women’s ready-to-wear brand, can no longer meet its debts. The company, whose head office is located in Roubaix (North), has declared itself insolvent. On Wednesday July 27, the clothing chain requested its placement in receivership at the Commercial Court of Lille. The decision is expected for 3 p.m., Monday, August 1.

“Camaïeu’s request is motivated by an acceleration of the company’s difficulties and more particularly by the consequences” a judgment of the Court of Cassation of June 30, “denying merchants the lower rents of the Covid period”, explained the management to AFP. In June 2021, the company suspended the payment of part of its rents, triggering a showdown with dozens of lessors. According to the CGT of the sign, about 250 stores out of 538, or almost half, were concerned.

Between 50 and 60 million euros of debt

In dispute with their tenant merchants, several suppliers of various brands had at the time taken legal action asking him to answer the following question: “The merchants, who were prohibited from welcoming the public, were they entitled not to pay their rents? » No, revealed the Court of Cassation in several…


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