Present Purrfections, the gift shop aimed at cat and dog lovers, on Kirkcaldy High Street will close next month.
The store first opened almost two years ago and has won many awards including Best Fife New Business 2016 for the Fife Retail Business Awards and Bespoke Retailer 2016 from the Scottish Independent Retail Awards, and also chosen to be one of the 2015 #smallbiz100 as part of Small Business Saturday Campaign.
Owner Julie Martin-Davy said: “It is with great sadness that I announce that Present Purrfections on Kirkcaldy High street will be closing.
We will be closing our doors for the last time on Saturday, October 15. I have had to make the difficult decision for both personal and business reasons. I do not see closing Present Purrfections as a failure.
My personal circumstances have changed and I am simply adapting the business so that it may continue. The online part of the business www.presentpurrfections.co.uk will be continuing and I will also continue to support many of the local small businesses that supply us.
Not many people realise that I actually started Present Purrfections almost 2 years ago and I am proud at what I have achieved.
I have often heard people say “What a lovely shop”, “What beautiful things” and “I’ll need to remember you are here for Christmas” don’t get me wrong, it is lovely to hear that people like the shop. But the truth is that compliments do not pay the bills!
“For all that the business is doing ‘okay’ it could be much better. Retail has changed and the way people shop has changed, so I am changing the business to ensure its continued success. I am very sad and disappointed that I have had to make this decision, running my own shop has been my dream for many years.
“Our clearance sale starts on Tuesday, September 27 an continues until we close our doors for the final time on October 15. Many items with fabulous reductions! Perhaps a good time to grab a few early Christmas bargains! We will also be selling our fixtures and fittings. So pop down and say ‘Goodbye” I can almost guarantee that you’ll never see another ‘cat shop’ in Kirkcaldy again.
She added: “Finally, I want to thank every single customer for supporting Present Purrfections. If you miss us too much you can still shop with us on line at www.presentpurrfections.co.uk. I have some very exciting plans for the website and online store come the new year.”