Carry on camping – despite Blacks’ closing down sale in Ipswich

Blacks in Carr Street - soon to return to the Millets brand

Blacks in Carr Street - soon to return to the Millets brand - Credit: Lucy taylor

Blacks outdoor store in Carr Street Ipswich is preparing for another change of identity.

The store is advertising a “closing down sale” – but is preparing to relaunch itself as a branch of sister company Millets in the autumn.

Ironically the store in Carr Street was branded as Millets for many years until 2013 – Blacks was previously the tenant of the former Croydon’s store in Tavern Street.

A spokesman for the company said the Millets branding was more appropriate for the site on Carr Street and the new name would accompany a refresh for the shop.

Like Blacks, Millets sells camping equipment, outdoor clothing, and sturdy footwear.

The change would come once a significant amount of the stock had been sold – probably in October. The new Millets brand would be up and trading well in time for the Christmas period.