As young fashion chain Republic enters administration, Drapers takes a look back at the last year at the retailer.
January 2012 - Republic co-founder Carl Brewins steps back from day-to-day involvement in the business after 26 years.
February 2012 - Plans unveiled to relaunch its website as part of a £7.3m investment in IT infrastructure as it seeks multichannel growth.
March 2012 – Former TK Maxx boss Paul Sweetenham joined as chief executive.
April 2012 – American Apparel added to Republic’s brand mix.
June 2012 – Republic steps up its footwear offer with the launch of dedicated branded footwear departments in 25 of its larger stores.
July 2012 – The young fashion chain makes a series of new hires and rolls out three new own-brands.
September 2012 – Republic debuts a refreshed look at its new Leeds store.
October 2012 -Chairman Andy Bond informs business of his intention to leave.
January 2013 -Republic mulls store closures.
February 2013 - Chairman Andy Bond leaves
February 2013 - Republic collapses into administration, resulting immediately in 150 redundancies and raising doubts over a further 2,350.