Another chain store has collapsed, adding to the toll of high street casualties due in large part to the surge in online shopping.
The fashion company Republic has gone into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. It follows the likes of HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops, who've had to call in administrators over the past few months.
But one businesswoman is reversing that trend by taking her online store onto the high street.
Julie Deane set up the Cambridge Satchel Company four years ago with just £600.
Now it has an annual turnover of £12 million and she's opening her first shop in Covent Garden.
But is she worried about doing that just when the High Street appears to be fighting for survival?
Rags Martel has been finding out.