Sportswear giant Sports Direct has confirmed it has acquired young fashion retailer Republic out of administration.
However, it is understood that some of the stores have been bought on a six month license.
Republic brands include SoulCal, Fabric and Crafted.
Republic collapsed earlier this month, and Ernst & Young was appointed administrator.
Joint administrator Hunter Kelly said: “In what has been a very challenging time and volatile climate for retailers, it is particularly pleasing to have completed the successful sale of Republic, saving 2,100 jobs across the UK high street and at its Leeds-based headquarters.”