THE Arcadia group, which owns household high street names such as Topshop and Burton, has fallen into administration – putting 13,000 jobs at risk.

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire also owns Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Wallis – with stores across Cheshire – as well as the Outfit out-of-town brand at Handforth Dean.

Administrators say they will honour all Black Friday purchases, while stores and websites will continue to be open for customers.

A statement from administrators Deloitte said: “No redundancies are being announced today as a result of the appointment and stores will continue to trade.

“The joint administrators are assessing all options available to the group.

“The administrators will be honouring all online orders made over the Black Friday weekend and will continue to be operating all the existing sale channels of the business.”

Ian Grabiner, chief executive of Arcadia, said: “This is an incredibly sad day for all of our colleagues as well as our suppliers and our many other stakeholders.

“Our stores will remain open or reopen when permitted under the Government Covid-19 restrictions, our online platforms will be fully operational and supplies to all of our partners will continue.”