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After 30 years of business in Saint John, Colwell's Fashions is closing both men and women's boutiques in the Brunswick Square.

"We've really enjoyed being in business," Co-owner Catherine Johnston told BBC on Friday, the company announced its impending closure on Facebook.

Colwell's start of his Brunswick Square operation three decades ago as a single store on the third level of the mall, leading both men and women's lines.

It expanded into two storefront – one for men, and one for women – in 2007.

Colwell's Women's Boutique opened in 2007. (Julia Wright / CBC)

The laces for both spaces end January 31st.

Colwell's specializes in "high-end to middle-end" brands, including Michael Kors, Judith and Charles, 7 for All Mankind, Eileen Fisherman, Cambio and Mexx.

The boutique is the latest in a string of clothing stores that have closed in the Brunswick Square.

In the past 18 months you have pairs, Pseuded, and Cadam all pulled out of the city center.

Colvell's close sale will last until the end of the month. Independent clothing retailers are the ultimate strings of businesses that have closed in Brunswick Square, including Je Suis Pere, Kadam, and Pseudio. (Julia Wright / CBC)

Johnston attributed the closure to "a lot of different reasons," including the changing retail climate in Saint John and the rise of online shopping.

Colwell's Fashions in Saint John is a separate entity of Calvard's clothing, a Halifax-based manager who will continue to work, as John said.

"Overall, independent retail is a challenge in Saint John," Johnston said.

"We are very grateful for these 30 years. Thank you to all the customers and to all the staff who have offered extraordinary customer service."

"We have a great run – and we are proud of what we have accomplished."

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