Carhartt Opens Flagship Store in Detroit

By Amanda Lewan on August 27th, 2015 / Comments

Last year Michigan’s famed sports retailer Carhartt celebrated 125 years of business. Now on its 126th year, the company has opened their first and flagship Detroit store.

Founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt the company has built a reputation for clothing America’s hardworking people. What started off as overalls has grown into quite the line of apparel. The company has remained headquartered in Dearborn and has 4,900 employees worldwide.

Several members of leadership and city of Detroit representatives were present today to celebrate the opening of the new store in Midtown, Detroit.

“Thanks for being here to honor work and to celebrate the opening of Carhartt’s flagship store,” said Linda Hubbard, Carhartt President and COO. “We are very proud to open the flagship store here and proud to be part of restoring a historical place in the city.”

The new store is located in Midtown at 5800 Cass Avenue walking distance from Wayne State University campus. It marks the company’s 20th and flagship store in Detroit. Linda Hubbard pointed out that the historic building was constructed in 1928, an original home of an auto dealership, and uses many local Detroit materials in the build out of the store.

“The store was entirely built by Detriot and Michigan hands,” said Hubbard. “All trades and builders were from Detroit and Michigan.”

The location is an area at the border of Midtown and New Center that hasn’t seen too much retail in recent years.

“This a critical physical connector, one of many,” said Sue Mosey of Midtown, Inc. “We thank Carhartt for this really critical piece.”

The first floor of the three-story, 51,000-square foot building will showcase Carhartt’s iconic brown duck, sandstone and denim styles as well as the brand’s all-new Full Swing products offering a range of motion technology, lightweight outerwear, and water-repellent outerwear and sweatshirts. Below is a quick look at the new location.

Front of the Carhartt Midtown retail store.
Mural on side of the store.
Inside the store.
Inside the store.

Carhartt’s Detroit flagship retail store hours are Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Amanda Lewan

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