Dr. Martens shuts down operations in Phl

Photo courtesy of Doc Martens Philippines / Facebook
Photo courtesy of Doc Martens Philippines / Facebook

The New York stock exchange-listed British footwear and clothing brand Dr. Martens on Friday announced that it will stop its operations in the Philippines at the end of this year.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the permanent closure of all Dr. Martens stores in the Philippines. Our last day of operation will be on December 31, 2022," Dr. Martens Philippines said in a Facebook post on 23 December.

"Catch the classic bestsellers and original icons on sale at up to 50 percent off. Visit the following stores, hoard pairs, and say hi to our amazing store staff one last time before we officially close our doors," the statement further read.

No further details were given on the cause of the sudden stoppage of its Philippine operation.

Dr. Martens, also known as Doc Martens, products with the said discounts can be purchased in Glorietta 4, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and Manila Bay.

Famous for its footwear, Dr. Martens also makes a range of accessories – such as shoe care products, clothing, and bags.

The footwear is distinguished by its air-cushioned sole (dubbed Bouncing Soles), upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching.

Dr. Martens' design studio is in Camden Town, London; the manufacturing is in the UK, China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.

Daily Tribune