• 1946
    • In 1946 my Grandfather made a bold move for a young family man, successfully concluding the purchase of the well-known Dundee furrier George Cooper, and larger shop premises were secured.  A Limited Company was formed at this time, and the Cooper and McKenzie name we know today was adopted!

    In 1946 my Grandfather successfully concluded the purchase of the well-known Dundee furrier George Cooper, and larger shop premises at 43 Reform Street were secured. A Limited Company was formed at this time, and the Cooper & McKenzie name we know so well today was adopted!

    My father joined the company in 1949, and his ability to combine tailoring skills with a razor sharp entrepreneurial awareness, saw him mastermind the transition of Cooper & McKenzie into a powerful retail operation, which was set to advance from strength to strength!

  • 1950
    • Dundee Courier and Advertiser.

    As the years passed, there was an increase in the popularity of ready to wear clothing. Speed of delivery was of prime importance, and the company prepared to make the radical changes necessary to accommodate the rise in demand for this new clothing trend.

    This was so far removed from the wartime days of rationing that my Grandfather had experienced. Yes, we were entering into an era in clothing where it was no longer going to be deemed unquestionable for a customer to ask for a couple of suits!

  • Dundee Courier and Advertiser.

Dundee Courier and Advertiser.

  • Cooper & McKenzie in 1946. What goes out of fashion always comes back - including a black car!

Cooper & McKenzie in 1946. What goes out of fashion always comes back - including the black car!

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