Michael Drumm, 34, of Transform, Soapwork Lane, admitted that on January 12 and 13, at Debenhams, Overgate, he stole clothing.
Fiscal depute Vicki Bell said Drumm was seen by other customers to place Fred Perry polo shirts into a carrier bag on January 12. One customer told him to put them back and he put some of them back but made off with the rest.
The following day, he was seen on CCTV returning to the store and putting more of the same shirts in a carrier bag and was intercepted and detained by security. Police were called and he was arrested.
Sheriff Lorna Drummond deferred sentence until February 12 for reports and a restriction of liberty assessment and remanded him in custody.