The future of a store in Swindon's Designer Outlet is uncertain as the chain in charge of it has collapsed into administration.

The Rodbourne-based retail destination is home to Wiltshire's only Ted Baker branch, but the owners of this high-street fashion brand have moved to push its British operations into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

This news comes 18 months after Ted Baker was purchased by Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and delisted on the London stock market.

Authentic Brands Group, which has owned Ted Baker since 2022, told the BBC that "damage done" during a tie-up with another firm was "too much to overcome".

Ted Baker will continue to trade and customer orders will be fulfilled while Authentic is in "advanced discussions" with several potential buyers for the brand, the US group added.

Going into administration happens when a company is unable to meet its expenses, debt obligations or other liabilities.

The administration process frees it from creditor enforcement actions and allows for financial restructuring plans to be drawn up.

This could take the form of a sale to another company but, if it cannot be reasonably saved, the administrator will aim to achieve a better return for creditors than would be likely if the company were wound up.