The online clothing retailer Missguided is teetering on the brink of collapse after being issued a winding-up petition by clothing suppliers who are owed millions of pounds.
The fast fashion company, which made headlines with its £1 bikini three years ago, is understood to be close to calling in administrators from the insolvency specialists Teneo as early as Monday.
Police were called to the retailer’s Manchester headquarters after suppliers turned up earlier this week demanding overdue payments be made, the i newspaper reported.
A winding-up petition was issued on 10 May against Missguided by the Manchester-based clothing supplier JKS Fashions. Creditors have applied for compulsory liquidation, and a Manchester court is due to hear the case in July.
The newspaper said three suppliers for Missguided warned they were at risk of going bankrupt because of outstanding payments.
The Guardian understands some UK and overseas suppliers have not been paid for