US fashion chain Gap has drawn up plans to axe 90 jobs at the company's European headquarters in London, according to a report in the UK press.

The Times said today (6 June) that nearly half the jobs were linked with plans to dismantle Gap's European design and buying team for children's clothing.

The company told the newspaper that it was still committed to sourcing adult clothing from the UK, and that by autumn it would launch its first fully European ranges. The cuts, it reportedly said, were part of a company-wide efficiency drive.

Gap Inc was not available to comment when contacted by just-style this afternoon.