Leading Apparel Retailers

Buy Independent

There are many reasons for buying from one of the top independent merchants recommended on this site, but the most important one is that they are not just merchants who sell you something and say goodbye. They are your personal style consultants who will do everything necessary to ensure that you look good all the time. That might include a complete inventory and assessment of what’s in your closet at home, or a trip to your office to deliver a purchase or measure you for a custom garment. They’ll keep detailed records of your purchases, so you can come in at a later time to match a new acquisition to something you already own. They’ll alter your clothes, often at no charge, for as long as you own them. And, they’ll go the extra mile for you, like responding to fashion emergencies or opening for special service beyond their regular hours. Unlike big chain stores, your local retailer does not have to show bigger profits to shareholders by making more on each sale, or cutting back on experienced sales associates. On the contrary, they are proud of the personal service and attention they offer, which goes far beyond what you can expect in a major department store or chain, and always at prices that offer real value.

The merchants we recommend are in business for the long term. Most of them have histories that date from 40 years to over a century, and are active members of the communities they serve. They know their reputations are the most important asset they have, and they stand behind everything they sell. That’s why they get most new customers through recommendations from others. Shop with retailers you can get to know in person and trust for many years to come. You’ll never be sorry.