The owner of a popular Helensburgh clothes shop has thanked customers for their “loyal support” after announcing she plans to sell the store.

Tricia Stirling, owner of Vanity Fair in Sinclair Street, says she has decided it is time to "downsize" her brand and put the Helensburgh premises up for sale 15 years since it opened.

Tricia says the shop will continue to operate for the time being - and promises she will let customers know of any important information in the coming months.

Tricia said: “Vanity Fair has developed an extremely loyal customer following, selling top independent fashion brands over the past 15 years.

“After an amazing 15 years the time has come to downsize and hand over the reins of this much loved branch of Vanity Fair.

“I cannot express the appreciation I have for the loyal support from our Helensburgh customers from the day I opened.

“It has been a fantastic experience and I have made many friends.

“We will continue to keep you updated with any progress and until then it’s business as usual as new season stock continues to arrive in store.”

Tricia also acknowledged the hard work of her staff Emma and Margaret, and their role in inspiring her over the years.

The building Vanity Fair occupies has a long history of being a clothing shop, as before the store opened in 2008, it was occupied by Sarah John and Beatnique.

Tricia added: “It is a great business opportunity for someone wishing to start up and to put their stamp on it.

“I would love nothing more than to see a local person take over and keep it going as a fashion shop.”

Tricia established the Vanity Fair boutique brand in 2006, and also has a branch in Bearsden.

She says there are no plans to close or sell the Bearsden store, and Vanity Fair’s online store continues to run.