TAILOR SWITCHES THE LIGHT ON
The celebrity tailor Louis Copeland is also looking forward to better times. Copeland, who owns seven menswear stores in Dublin and one in Galway, told the Sunday Times that the last 12 months had been particularly tough for his business. Sales across the group dipped by 20 per cent last year, from €10 million in 2008.
Copeland has cut costs throughout the business by 15 per cent and he said that sales had picked up this month. “It’s like someone switched on a light on May 1. This year will be better,” he said.