After the announcement of Topshop's March closure date, rumours started to swirl about the future of River Island. 

The store is located a few doors down from Topshop on The Parade. 

A spokesman for the fashion company said: "Our lease doesn't expire until December 2020 and we haven't entered into negotiations with the landlord yet about extending our lease."

One of the reasons for Topshop's closure, given by an employee, was the rent being too high for the unit.