A SHOE shop on Winchester’s High Street has closed its doors for good.

The lights are out and the window displays lie empty in Shoon, which occupied a prime spot at 23-24, next to Carphone Warehouse and Mountain Warehouse.

A sign in the window simply states that the store has closed, but does not elaborate further.

But the footwear retailer went to administration earlier this year, with Shoon’s managing director Mark Pinnock stating some stores may close with a small number of redundancies.

The store joins a number of other well-known and independent brands who have closed down or left the city, including L.K Bennett, Zoe Jewellers, Next and Jaeger.

In July, fashion retailer Cadogan and Co, which has been in business for more than 20 years in The Square, also went into administration.

But at the same time Turtle Bay is due to move in at the former Toni and Guy site and TK Maxx are also set to open a new shop in The Brooks Shopping Centre.

Tesco is also set to move into the unit where River Island used to sit on the High Street, and The Ivy is also set to open in the unit L.K Bennett once occupied, creating 100 new jobs.

Shoon still currently has stores in locations including Bath, Guildford and Salisbury.