The news comes as it prepares to open 10 more sites on July 16, including its flagship shop in Oxford Street. The others reopening are Basingstoke, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Chester, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Stratford and the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Up to 19 stores could be up for the chop, although the partnership has said more of those currently shut will open over the summer.
At the start of the pandemic, insiders warned it was unlikely all department stores would reopen after lockdown ended.
The partnership has cut costs by £100m, including a reduced spend on advertising that puts its annual