Northern Ireland

Carter Clothing in administration

One of Belfast's most upmarket clothing retailers has been placed into administration.

Carter Clothing, which has branches on Queen Street in the city centre and the Lisburn Road, sells designer labels such as Armani and Hugo Boss.

Liz McKeown and Co, an insolvency practitioner, was appointed as administrator last Thursday.

Carter is owned by Dave Pennick, a former president of Belfast Chamber of Commerce.

He opened the Queen Street branch in 1984, expanding to the Lisburn Road in 2006.

A notice in the Lisburn Road branch at the weekend indicated it was likely to close, although trading is continuing at the city centre branch.

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