Hubert White

Hubert White has been the quality standard of men’s apparel in The Twin Cities since 1916. Founded in Saint Paul by Hubert “Bert” White as a haberdashery, the young store soon added clothing. As Bob White explains, “my grandfather had exquisite taste and set a tone we strive to maintain even today.”

In 1936 a Minneapolis location was opened. It was moved to Marquette Avenue in 1950 by Bert and his son, Hubert (Bill) W. White, Jr., who joined the company after WWII. Bill guided Hubert White through the early ’70s. His mantra was quality traditional apparel with a flair, accompanied by warm personal service.

Bob White (Bill’s son) and Brad Sherman, now VP and general manager, joined the firm in the 1970s. Together, they started a gradual shift to more modern clothing while maintaining the traditional Hubert White quality and good taste.

The Saint Paul store closed in 1987. Several remodels of the Minneapolis store failed to create the desired ambiance; more space was needed to present the newly expanded collection of Hubert White dress, causal and sportswear offerings. So after 50 years on Marquette Avenue, the store moved to its current location.

Working together for over 30 years, Bob and Brad have successfully broadened Hubert White’s scope while never betraying the store’s foundations as a client-driven organization where customers are friends and staff are family. As Hubert White looks to the future, the organization continues to hold dear these values. Bert and Bill would be proud.

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