Farewell Fashion: Independent Australian E-commerce Platform Falls Victim to Economic Downturn

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Australianmadeclothes.com.au (AMC), an independent e-commerce fashion platform, has become the latest casualty of the economic downturn, announcing its closure to its 44,000 followers earlier this week.

In various social media posts, AMC owner James Bennett sadly announced that his small retail company is closing its shop. Bennett cited numerous challenges that led to the difficult decision to cease operations.

These challenges included increased competition from overseas retailers, worsening market conditions, and the lingering impact of the pandemic. Despite its relatively short time in operation since late 2020, the business has struggled to overcome these obstacles.

In recent months, AMC made efforts to boost business, including offering flash sales with discounts of up to 60% and encouraging consumers to spend $10 to support struggling companies. Unfortunately, these attempts were not sufficient to save the floundering platform.

Bennett noted, “It has been an incredible journey, and we are immensely proud to have served as a platform for Australian-made clothes. We are grateful to our dedicated customers who have been with us on this journey. Thank you all so much.”

The closure of Australian Made Clothes adds to the growing list of retailers affected by the economic downturn. Recent months have seen the collapse of independent retailer Design A Space, the bankruptcy filing of Rockport, and the voluntary administration of EziBuy.

These closures come as no surprise, as an emerging retail recession in Australia has analysts concerned as soaring inflation, rising interest rates, and a high cost of living have impacted consumer spending. A recent report by Deloitte Access Economics highlights that consumer sentiment has hit historically pessimistic levels due to reduced purchasing power.

Shaun Cousins, UBS executive director, stated, “The long-standing challenges for the Australian consumer, notably higher cost of living, have now materialised, with spending slowing and the prospect of a significant slowdown across many retail categories in the next financial year.”

The cost of living continues to rise, making it increasingly challenging for consumers to afford everyday items like groceries and dining out. Retail sales have remained stagnant in recent months, indicating a decline in recreational spending. UBS executive director Shaun Cousins predicts a further deterioration as depleted savings limit consumer spending.

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