• 1980
  • With our premises literally bursting at the seams, plans we had for continued growth were being hindered through our lack of available space.  What´s more, the purchase of an electric plug, a tin of paint, or perhaps even garden tools – the time was looming when any traditionally minded retailer handling such a product was set to lose ground to the out of town retail parks.  It was not in our thought to stand still contemplating such a fate arising within the menswear business. Cooper & McKenzie were set to make an extremely positive move forward!

  • 1990
  • In 1994 an ambitious £1.5 million expansion plan was instigated, with the purchase of the entire six floors of the block, which previously we had traded on solely two. We had secured control of the building from the cellar through to the chimneys, and were set to talk business in a serious way!

    A rip-out and refit of the premises saw an impressive large first floor showroom being opened. The rapid growth of the Cooper & McKenzie Highlandwear Brand had continued and this new floor included a modern, well-lit Highland section.

    Studio 43 was born, and with this launch we created an exciting new section with a decidedly contemporary look.  We were now geared to show ranges of fashionable younger image suits, jackets, denims and casuals especially designed for modern living!

    At Cooper & McKenzie there was now room to browse – and yes, folk want choice! We had produced this in abundance, with massive ranges of suits, jackets and blazers through to quite literally thousands of pairs of trousers hanging in stock!

  • My grandfather David Mitchell in 1965.

My grandfather David Mitchell in 1965.

  • A break in work at Cooper & McKenzies - it´s Coronation Day after all!

A break in work at Cooper & McKenzie - it´s Coronation Day after all!

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