TWO major Brit High Street retailers which collapsed last year are making shock comebacks, it has been found.
The so-called death of the High Street claimed several big-name casualties last year as hundreds of stores closed.
Toys ‘R’ Us buckled into the growing retail grave before Maplin then Warren Evans sunk into administration.
But recently Daily Star Online revealed how the children’s toy chain is planning a big relaunch.
And now it has emerged Maplin has relaunched and Warren Evans will resume trading this week.
Electronics retailer Maplin had been sold to a mystery buyer after entering administration in February last year.
It has since come back from the dead to relaunch online, with its website now up and running.
It has been taking online orders since late January, it is reported.
Meanwhile bed store Warren Evans, which collapsed in the same month as Maplin, is poised to return tomorrow – also online.
It will sell a range of mattresses for adults and children and operate online and deliver in the UK only.
Speaking to the Press Association, the owner of Warren Evans said it would be the “first reputable online mattress company”.
“There’s just six mattresses within the range,” he said. “Four of those we are doing at zero profit for children, because they are often sold inadequate and overpriced products.”
The website will go live on Tuesday, March 12, with pre-registered customers able to place orders.