The administrators of the homewares and fashion chain Life & Style, RSM Tenon, are closing 22 of its stores, with the loss of almost 300 jobs.
In a statement, joint administrator Simon Bonney said: “RSM Tenon has now completed our initial review of the Life & Style business.
“Unfortunately as part of our efforts to safeguard the health of the overall business we had no alternative but to close 22 shops, and make 274 people redundant.
“We are now in early discussions with a number of parties in relation to the disposal of all or parts of the business as a going concern.”
The collapse is the third for the retailer, which grew out of the failed Ethel Austin and Au Naturale businesses.