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Ernst & Young, administrator to Republic, has confirmed that it has made 150 staff redundant at the fashion chain's Leeds headquarters.
Ernst & Young, administrator to Leeds-based group, Republic, said the that 121 stores will continue to trade while it looks for a buyer for the business.
Republic, which started as a men's denim retailer in 1986 under the Best Jeans brand in Leeds, was hit by a "sudden and rapid decline" in sales at the end of last month after poor trading results over the autumn.
Fashion chain Republic has collapsed into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk.