Jobs at risk as High Street chain Republic goes into administration
Administrators have been called into Yorkshire clothing chain Republic.
The fashion firm, which employs 2,500 people, has a store in Hull's Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
Its 121 outlets will continue to trade as administrators Ernst & Young search for a buyer.
However, 150 staff have already been made redundant at Republic's head office in Leeds.
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The firm, which began as a denim retailer in the 1980s, was hit by a "sudden and rapid decline" in sales at the end of last month.
Administrator Hunter Kelly said: "Republic suffered poor trading results in the autumn, and whilst sales picked up in December there has been a sudden and rapid decline in sales in late January.
"We will continue to trade Republic, with a view to selling the business as a going concern. The brand Republic is well recognised, particularly in the North. It has a powerful website offering, owns well-known brand names, and has some very attractive and profitable stores."