End of an era as Aussie department store announces closure

One of Australia’s oldest retailers, Dimmeys, has revealed it’s shutting up shop after a whopping 166 years.

The company announced the sad news in a Facebook post on Tuesday, which has since racked up thousands of comments from shocked shoppers.

“After 166 years one of Australia’s oldest retailers is Closing Down,” Dimmeys posted.


They also announced a massive closing down sale, with 30% off all products.

“All stock in store MUST GO! Excludes already marked down items. Sale starts Wednesday 20th November 2019.”

Established in 1853, Dimmeys currently has 31 outlets across the country.

It’s not yet known when exactly stores will close, or how many jobs will be lost.