Bridal store Berketex Bride has announced that it has ceased trading and gone into administration.
The firm said its 11 outlets in the UK and one in Dublin would be closed from Tuesday and would not reopen.
It has been in existence for more than 50 years selling wedding dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses and other accessories.
The company said its director wished to express his “sincere apologies for the abrupt closure of the store”.
Insolvency practitioners Wilson Field, who have been instructed to assist the company, said they appreciated that the closure would be “distressing” for customers and would deal with individual queries as quickly as possible.
Berketex had a shop in the West End of London, two in Scotland and eight outlets in the rest of England, including concessions in the Manchester and Sheffield branches of Debenhams.
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