A Broughty Ferry family business which has been selling attire to locals for more than a century has announced one of its three stores will close.
“Difficult trading conditions” mean the main Millars menswear store will move from its current location to the building that currently houses the children’s arm of the business, Mini Me @ Millars.
The downgrading will see the shop sell menswear exclusively and no longer sell children’s or women’s clothing.
Accessorise @ Millars, which opened in 2016 selling bags, scarves, candles and costume jewellery will not be affected.
All three shops are located on Gray Street, with the first having opened there in 2000.
The business has been family-owned since it was launched 112 years ago but the building containing the main menswear store has now been put up for sale by third generation family member Jonathan Booth.
Three staff members have been made redundant.
Mr Booth, 41, said: “It has been a very tough decision.
“Obviously I’m the third generation owner and from a family perspective, that is hard.
“It’s a decision that had to be made though. For high streets everywhere it has been difficult recently I think.
“There has been less and less footfall so we had no choice. The retail trade has been a lot tougher. That’s probably the main reason why I have decided it’s time to go.”
Mini Me stocks clothes for boys and girls, from newborn to 14 years old, but has not seen enough customers for it to be sustainable.
The stores will be unaffected until after Christmas and there will be no early redundancies, according to Mr Booth.
He will now concentrate primarily on other business interests such as residential properties and his deli and pub in Arbroath.
He said: “It was always planned that the children’s store would become the main menswear outlet but we didn’t know when that would be.
“I have moved more into the property side of things recently but I’m happy that the menswear store will keep going.
“That was the original store that opened all those years ago.”