WA outlet Transit Clothing falls victim to rough retail conditions

A popular clothing store founded in WA has gone into voluntary administration.

Transit Clothing, which at its peak had 18 stores across the state, sells casual clothing, footwear and accessories.

There are currently nine stores in WA.

Administrator Daniel Woodhouse said the retailer had faced the dual challenge of soft consumer demand and falling sales revenue, being squeezed up against fixed and relatively high store-leasing costs.

"Transit Clothing has been a successful retailer over a long period, with a meaningful store footprint, a wide range desired by their target market, and a successful online presence but has unfortunately found itself between the rock and a hard place of falling sales and fixed store lease costs," he said.

"Our appointment as administrators will allow the business some breathing room as we look to continue to trade the business, with most stores to remain open."

A discount sale to start on Thursday will see stock slashed by up to 70 per cent at stores that are to remain open.

Transit Clothing outlets in Mandurah, Dunsborough and the Perth DFO will close immediately.

The Clarkson store will shut up shop on Saturday evening.

Trade will continue at the Lakeside Joondalup, Watertown outlet, Westfield Carousel, Belmont Forum and Cockburn Gateway stores.

The closures will affect up to 45 staff members, with those employed at the closed locations to be made redundant.