The company was gaining the respect of manufacturers spread throughout the length of the United Kingdom and Europe for its professionalism and expert buying skills. Similarly, we had earned a reputation for being the masters at introducing revolutionary new ideas in both production and fabric design to the folk of Tayside, and even further afield - the Cooper & McKenzie store had become a destination shopping experience!
I joined my Father in the company and was fortunate to win a Travelling Scholarship funded by our Trade Association. In New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, I witnessed an eye-opening new form of retailing. Stores were very successfully utilising secondary sites, often one or two levels above the street – but importantly situated only a stone´s throw away from the internationally renowned stores and newly created shopping malls. What´s more, professional service and fun were thrown in as part of the package! I returned to Dundee in no doubt that I had viewed what was to be the way forward in retail menswear!
Cooper & McKenzie 43 Reform Street Dundee DD1 1SH Scotland
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