A BRADFORD online retailer selling high-end shabby chic furniture and accessories has gone into administration with the loss of six jobs.

Luxury Home Furniture Limited, trading as Shabby, based in Idle, has ceased trading after suffering a slump in trade and cashflow problems as a result of the pandemic and supply chain issues, among other things.

Shabby, which had its warehouse, offices and showroom in part of Ashfield Mills on Leeds Road, supplied high-end sofas, tables, chairs, lighting, ornaments, candles and decorative jars and had sales of £2m in its last financial year.

It has nearly 500,000 followers on social media and is described as a distinctive brand in the shabby chic home furnishing market.

Due to a lack of cash to fulfil outstanding orders or provide refunds to customers awaiting goods, those affected are being advised to contact their card provider or payment platform to arrange a chargeback.

Steven Wiseglass, of Manchester-based Inquesta Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, has been appointed as administrator and is seeking to sell the Shabby brand, website, goodwill and stock.

Mr Wiseglass said Shabby had expanded during the first lockdown but then became severely impacted by shipping delays, increased operating and import costs, the loss of its biggest UK supplier, adverse customer reaction to a hike in prices, creditor pressure and, ultimately, falling sales.

He added: “The directors tried to keep the business afloat but unfortunately this combination of factors had a devastating impact on its viability and they were ultimately unable to save it.

“The business has now ceased trading and we have been appointed as administrator to find the best outcome for creditors.

“The process to seek a buyer for the brand, website, goodwill and remaining stock is under way."

Customers with queries should contact shabby@inquesta.co.uk.