Tiphaine Dubuard // Photo credit: Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP 19:23 p.m., December 20, 2023

Habitat, the furniture brand in great difficulty, will have to wait until December 28 to find out the court decision on its future. The brand's 25 stores, which employ 550 people, will close. As for the thousands of customers who have placed the orders, they may well never receive them.

A total of €8 million in advance payments have been made by customers who have not been delivered by the Habitat company, which is in the process of being liquidated. Jeremy is one of them. The 2-year-old spent €000,<> on his new sofa and has been desperately waiting for delivery for the past three months.

"We're a bit abandoned"

"I was supposed to be delivered at the end of October. But at the beginning of November, I received an email saying that there was a delay in delivery. Then at the end of November, I tried to reach customer service. And then he informed me that it was postponed again to December," explains Jérémy. He now has more news about his order. Habitat's customer service no longer responds and its email requests go unanswered.

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"We're angry, we're. Especially when we discover today that already the orders that had been made by customers during the month of May and June were still not fulfilled to date. Habitat, in the end, is no more than an empty shell. We wrote the check, we made the transfer and today, we're a bit abandoned. I lost 2,000 euros," he says desperately. If Jérémy intends to make a declaration of claim, he remains resigned. He says he no longer has any hope of getting his money back.