Designer fashion store Tessuti is set to close in Blackburn town centre.

The men's and women’s outlet, which takes up a prime spot within The Mall Blackburn, is expected to close later in the summer and is one of several branches to shut in the region.

Signs in the store window state ‘store closing, all stock reduced with at least 30% off’.

The store is based on the same stretch as H&M and JD Sports in the shopping centre.

The closure follows similar announcements by shopping centre staff in the North West. The store at The Rock in Bury will close in August, as well as the branch in Bolton's Market Place Shopping Centre and others across the UK.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Frasers Group Plc announced in February that they had acquired fashion retailers Scotts, Choice, Giulio, and Cricket, including Tessuti, from JD Sports in February.

Some of the brands that Frasers Group also represent include 18Montrose, Evans Cycles, Flannels, Frasers, Game, House of Fraser, Jack Wills, Sports Direct, and USC.

Tessuti was founded in 1985 by David Light, with 40 per cent of the business being bought by JD Sports in May 2012, and fully acquiring it in 2016.

The retailer also has stores at the Trafford Centre and the Lowry Outlet.