Tough times have claimed a longtime Red Deer clothing store.
Bryan’s Fashions closed the doors to its Southpointe Common premises earlier this month.
Yale Rosner, advertising and marketing director with the Vancouver-based women’s wear chain, said about half of Bryan’s Fashions’ stores have been closed.
The company’s website, which Rosner said hasn’t been updated to reflect the closures, lists more than 30 stores in Western Canada. All but three of these are in Alberta and British Columbia.
“We are trying to restructure the company,” he said, adding that the business “took quite a beating this year.”
Rosner said a return to Red Deer is a possibility for Bryan’s Fashions, adding that the local market has been a good one.
“Red Deer customers have been loyal customers, for maybe 25 years or so.”
Bryan’s Fashions operated at Bower Place Shopping Center for a number of years before relocating to Southpointe Common.