Are Morphe stores closed? Store employees are making claims on TikTok
Several Morphe employees have claimed that the makeup retailer is closing stores across the United States without giving them any advance notice. Some employees have taken to TikTok to share their experiences of how they were let go with the nominal termination.
Morphe employees are now worried that their store will also be closing soon. Customers are also wondering if the company, known for its affordable cosmetics, has shut down operations in the United States. Continue reading to find out.
Morphe employees claim the retailer is closing stores
Morphe employees took to social media to explain that they were given 4 days’ notice after being told their store was closing. One TikTok user, Dani Garza, who goes by the username @creepypeachy, posted a video describing her experience and said, “Murphy’s has been closing retail stores for at least a year, real quiet.”
“They’re telling everyone it’s because we rent things out. They told us on December 22nd that our last working day is December 26th; which is today. And then tomorrow we just pack up the store, and we don’t have a job anymore. What is that? 4 days notice,” she added. or 5 days.
Morphe Cosmetics is closed and employees are given little or no notice or severance pay pic.twitter.com/Bpm9tM50Cv
– April (HeyApril) December 27, 2022
Dani further revealed that she has been working at the store for nearly a year and a half and will now only receive three weeks of severance pay. She said she made the video because not many people are talking about the issue, and she wants to get the word out.
Murphy Releases Statement
Forma Brands, the company that owns Morphe, issued a statement and confirmed that some of its retail stores will be closing. However, they did not specify how many stores would bear the brunt.
A representative fororma Brands said the company has been experiencing problems due to ‘the broader beauty landscape throughout the past year’, and ‘decisions affecting our employees are very difficult, and we express our deepest gratitude to the Morphe store team members dedicated to the closed warehouses.
– renatagaspari (regaspari) January 2, 2023
In the past year, a number of major brands have entered the cosmetics market, including Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, and Hailey Bieber’s Rhode Skin. The pandemic has added more troubles for existing retailers, who now face stiff competition from big players.
The company is also facing several lawsuits
News of the Morphe’s store closures came as the company faces a number of lawsuits. Shelby Wilde, founder and CEO of haircare brand Playa, is suing the retail chain for failing to support its brand after its 2020 acquisition.
“Almost as soon as they took it over, it became apparent that General Atlantic had sold me on a false promise. This culminated in their refusal to pay me the compensation I was owed from the sale of my company,” Wilde said in a statement. She is now seeking $15 million in damages.
Morphe is also said to be heading towards filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is rumored to be under $600 million to $700 million in debt. However, their representatives have not yet commented on the rumors.
For more news and updates, keep watching this space.