UK high street fashion chain Jaeger has collapsed into administration with 700 jobs at risk

A model on the catwalk during the Jaeger London spring / summer 2012 show at London Fashion Week at Somerset House, London.Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA ImagesA model on the catwalk during the Jaeger London spring / summer 2012 show at London Fashion Week at Somerset House, London.

LONDON — Fashion chain Jaeger has has entered administration after failing to find a buyer, putting 700 UK jobs at risk, according to a BBC report.

The struggling retailer’s directors have appointed Alix Partners as administrators to oversee the procedure after failing to find an appropriate buyer for the “luxury fashion” chain.

Jaeger filed a notice of its intention to appoint administrators at the High Court several days ago, and entered into administration on Monday afternoon.

The 133-year-old company has 700 UK employees and 25 shops.

Jaeger is one of a number of retailers that have struggled in the wake of the devaluation of the pound following last year’s Brexit vote. Agent Provocateur recently also fell into administration.

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