THE Monsoon and Accessorize shop in Basingstoke is set to reopen.

The retail outlet shut down last year during the pandemic and did not reopen when lockdown restrictions eased.

However, the Festival Place branch now has a large “opening soon” sign up outside the store.

Earlier this year the Basingstoke branch was cleared of all its stock and remained empty this year.

The reopening comes after the branch was not named as one of the 35 stores which would close for good after the company entered administration in 2020, with 545 staff made redundant.

A deal was agreed to save some of the chain's outlets after Monsoon's founder Peter Simon bought the business out of administration.

Last week, signs also appeared on the windows advertising job vacancies and the store it looks as if it is under going a refit.

Various job adverts for Monsoon and Accessorize in Basingstoke have also been posted online including supervisor and assistant manager.

Festival Place and Monsoon have been asked for a comment.