GLASGOW'S prominent shopping streets will look very different post lockdown with many major retailers calling in the administrators. 

Here we look at some of the businesses who will no longer be operating in the city and the ones under threat.

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Remnant Kings 

City location: Howard Street 

A total of 32 staff lost their jobs from the firm’s bases in Glasgow, Hamilton, and Edinburgh after the administrators were called in.

The firm, which started in Glasgow in 1946, said that although they were historically profitable, they have since suffered from declining turnover and trading difficulties in recent years caused by changing consumer habits.

READ MORE: Glasgow firm Remnant Kings goes into admistration resulting in job losses

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Oasis and Warehouse Group

City locations past and present: Buchanan Galleries, Silverburn, Princes Square, and Glasgow Fort.

The company behind Oasis and Warehouse went into administration in April when Deloitte was appointed as administrator.

All stores have closed indefinitely while online sales have stopped.

Reports say the fashion brands have been sold to restructuring business Hilco in a deal which includes stock but not the 92 stores or 437 concessions.

Hash Ladha, chief executive of Oasis Warehouse, previously said: “This is a situation that none of us could have predicted a month ago, and comes as shocking and difficult news for all of us.

“We as a management team have done everything we can to try and save the iconic brands that we love.”

READ MORE: Oasis and Warehouse who have shops in Glasgow fall into administration

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Cath Kidston 

City location: Gordon Street 

Cath Kidston said they will not reopen their shops when lockdown ends.

They called in the administrators in April with the closure of shops costing around 900 jobs.

It is understood that the owner of the retro fashion brand has secured a deal to buy back the brand and its online operation. This deal, however, does not include shops.

East Kilbride Connect:  Brighthouse

City locations past and present: The Forge Shopping Centre, Paisley Road West, The Lochs Shopping Centre, Easterhouse, Springburn Shopping Centre and Castlemilk Arcade.

The rent-to-own retailer went into administration in March. Brighthouse had planned to axe 30 shops in February in a bid to save the company. But the lockdown measures introduced forced the closure of all stores. 

It is understood that 2,400 employees across the UK will lose their jobs. 

The company appointed Grant Thornton to keep running the business, and collecting money from customers.

The business will still look after customers' appliances until their contracts run out.

There will be no new rent-to-own sales, and experts said that customers who are claiming compensation from the company might have to wait for longer than usual.

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Hawkin's Bazaar

City locations past and present: Glasgow Fort and Buchanan Galleries

The gift and toy chain went into administration in January putting around 177 jobs at risk. 

Trading was suspended from its website and trading was to continue from 20 stores until lockdown halted that. 

Moorfields Advisory were asked to take on the role of administrators to seek a rescue deal after the company suffered a 'challenging Christmas period'.

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Laura Ashley 

City location: West George Street

The future for Laura Ashley remains unclear at the moment after the firm went into administration in March.

US-based restructuring company Gordon Brothers bought the chain out of administration in April.

The city store remains closed and it is understood staff have been furloughed on the government's job retention scheme.

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Bella Italia

City location: Sauchiehall Street and West Nile Street.

The future of 6,000 workers is in doubt at Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge owner Casual Dining Group after it confirmed a notice of intent to appoint administrators had been filed at the High Court.

The restaurant group, which also operates the Las Iguanas chain, said the move will give the firm 10 days breathing space to consider “all options” for restructuring.

Earlier this month, the company confirmed that it is working with advisers from corporate finance firm AlixPartners over a potential restructuring programme aimed at putting the restaurant group on a sustainable footing.

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Victoria's Secret

City location: Buchanan Street 

More than 800 jobs are on the line after the UK arm of retailer Victoria's Secret collapsed into administration.

Around 25 stores are at risk after the lingerie retailer called in Deloitte for a 'light touch' administration after being hit by the closure of stores during the coronavirus crisis.

In Scotland, the brand's flagship store is on Glasgow's Buchanan Street, meaning jobs within the city centre are at risk.

The store in Buchanan Street opened in 2018 in the place of Buchanan Galleries former H&M premises, after previously opening a shop in Glasgow Airport in 2015.

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City locations: Silverburn and Buchanan Street 

MORE than 500 jobs are set to be lost after Monsoon Accessorize entered administration, as the hit from coronavirus threw its turnaround plan off course.

The business expects to make 545 staff redundant as it closes 35 stores, despite Monsoon's founder Peter Simon buying the business out of administration almost immediately.

However, the deal will transfer around 450 jobs to Adena Brands, owned by Mr Simon, which has promised to inject £15 million into the business to allow the remaining stores to stay open.

Mr Simon will try to renegotiate with landlords to get a better deal on the remaining 162 store leases.

He will hope to save as many as 100 stores and 2,300 jobs.

The firm announced the news in June. 

READ MORE: Monsoon enters administration threatening over 500 job losses

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City locations: Buchanan Street, St Enoch's Centre, The Forge Shopping Centre, Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow Fort and Silverburn. 

The Glasgow fashion house has said 93 jobs are at risk due to swinging cuts being made to salvage the firm. 

Fashion chain Quiz is placing the division that runs its 82 standalone stores into administration as part of a restructure to offload loss-making outlets and slash its rent bill.

The group said 822 of the 915 staff affected by the decision will remain with the group but that 93 jobs are at risk.

Quiz will look to buy back the stock and some of the assets from the Kast division placed in administration for £1.3 million so it can try to renegotiate better rents with landlords on some of the stores with a view to keeping them open.

READ MORE: Glasgow fashion chain Quiz puts property arm in administration with 93 jobs at risk