Despite the much-loved Clarks shoe shop in Newbury unexpectedly closing, shoppers will be happy to hear that the Reading store will remain open. 

Locals recently noticed that Newbury's branch of the popular shoe shop had suddenly shut up store with many expressing their upset on the matter.

However, an employee at the Clarks branch in Reading has confirmed that they are unaware of any plans to shut down their shop.

When asked if they were closing like the Newbury store, they responded "No. We are still open. I am unaware of any plans to close the store."

This news comes as the Clarks shoe shop in Walsall closed its door just a few weeks prior on February 10. 

One shopper posted on Facebook: "Walsall's Clarks closes on Saturday.

"Just been told all kids shoes and boot are £5 each.

"Got loads of sandals so get your feet measured and go a size up for summer."

In November, Clarks also brought the shutters down on its site in Newport Retail Park amid an ongoing battle high street chains continue to face.

The popular footwear chain was founded in 1825 and operated across over 1,400 stores and franchises internationally at its peak.

But as of July 2023, the brand had just 320 stores.