Four stores in Intu-owned shopping centres are facing closure.
Mike Ashley sacks House of Fraser directors and senior management to shake up the store after bringing it out of administration.
The department stores in Edinburgh, Hull and Swindon are now set to close.
A house-proud mum says she had "no choice" but to brazenly make off with a £1,500 sofa from House of Fraser in front of shocked staff.
The flagship store had been due to close in January
House of Fraser collapsed into administration a week and a half ago.
Refunds are to be issued to customers whose items have not been already sent.
The department store has warned of delayed deliveries since it was bought by Sports Direct last week.
House of Fraser said parts of the department store could still be rescued, most likely through a pre-pack administration process.
C.banner, which owns Hamleys, was going to plough £70 million into the retail chain.