The pandemic has taken a lot from us in the last year, including some of the big high street names that we were previously so accustomed to seeing.
The last of the Arcadia empire has, of course, 'fallen' this week. We know that last year Sir Philip Green's Arcadia group fell into administration, but it is only this week that the remainder of the companies (Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton) have been sold to Boohoo.
This acquisition will mean that around 214 shops will be closing and 2,450 staff will be losing their jobs.
One of the biggest questions on everyone's lips is: "What will be left when normal life resumes?" Could we be paving the way for the rise of the small independent businesses or a couple re-imagining of how our high streets look?
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has bought the Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton brands from failed retail group Arcadia for £25.2m The deal includes the brands and online businesses, but not the 214 shops nor 2,450 workers employed in them. It completes the sell-off of Sir Philip Green's once mighty Arcadia group which fell into administration last year. Last week, rival Asos bought Arcadia's other leading brands, Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT.