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Primark clothes to be sold online

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PRIMARK is now selling clothing online for the first time.

The retailer, which first opened in Dublin in 1969 where it operates as Penneys, has launched a partnership with the fashion website ASOS.

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Primark has so far avoided investing in any online ventures, focusing instead on expanding its presence on the high street.

But it has now announced it will sell a limited number of items during a trial period ASOS.

An initial collection of 20 items, ranging from £6 to £22, have gone on sale.

ASOS, which is an online-only fashion group, sells own-label and high street brands targeting teens to twentysomethings. It said Primark formed “a part of that mix”.

The trial is expected to last a few months and include both menswear and womenswear.

Primark, part of Associated British Foods, has around 260 stores in Britain and Europe and recently expanded into France.

The chain reported a 24 per cent rise in sales to £2billion in the six months to March 2.

Primark began trading in Britain with four out-of-town stores in 1973.

The following year saw the opening of the first British high street stores in Derby and Bristol.

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One comment on “Primark clothes to be sold online”

  1. Sean D

    Great move - I think they should seriously think of moving online directly - the basket size will counteract the low per item value

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