New Look set to close 100 stores putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk

The clothing chain had planned to only shut 60 stores but today it increased the number to 85.

There are also talks of shutting a further 6 or 7 shops as well, and 26 stores are currently trading "rent-free", which means that landlords or New Look could close them at any time.

The planned store closures could put as many as 1,600 jobs at risk.

The company first announced 60 shop closures in March which put 980 jobs at risk.

The firm proposed something called a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA), which will allow it to restructure the business and pay down its debts.

Executive chairman Alistair McGeorge said on Tuesday that 85 stores will definitely close after negotiations with landlords, with more expected later on.

It's not yet clear where the additional 15 stores will be closing but The Sun has asked New Look for a list and we will update this story when we hear back.

More to follow…

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