From its opening in 1917 by Mendel Dumas, M. Dumas & Sons has been a staple in many a proper Charleston wardrobe. This family-owned haberdashery in historic downtown features everything from Filson hunting gear and Ferragamo leather goods to private-label poplin, proper southern seersucker and everything in between. Sports fan hook-up with team themed wallets, belts, valet trays and putter covers. Accessories include cologne, grooming supplies, hats, luggage, and dress and athletic shoes. Whatever a man needs for dressing and grooming, you’ll find it at Dumas.
Formerly a uniform shop for service workers, and the sole provider of naval officer uniforms, Dumas grew to provide extensive men’s apparel selections. First to introduce Levi Strauss jeans to Charleston in 1948, the store remains synonymous with classics. Over its hundred year history, Dumas became known as the Town and Country clothier of the Lowcountry, with an exceptionally large assortment of clothing and accessories. Today, M. Dumas & Sons is a mainstay for gentlemen with its wide selection and unique shopping experience—offering casual and sportswear, business and formal attire—representing specialty brands like Able, Barbour, Filson, Hickey Freeman, and Tommy Bahama to name a few.
An inviting and knowledgeable staff greets customers with unmatched service and dedication to help find exactly what you need. In 2015, Dumas underwent a major renovation of its iconic store to offer additional specialty brands and now boasts its current showroom of 8,000+ square feet.
Dumas’ loyal customer base of locals and tourists alike consider them a historic King Street specialty retailer that is a staple of the Lowcountry landscape. Stop by often to catch new sales or trunk shows, and pop-up shops from various brands and vendors, especially during notable weekends in Charleston such as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) and Charleston Fashion Week.
Don’t miss seasonal events, including SEWE’s weekend festival where Dumas regales an impressive themed trunk show For the past 36 years, Dumas has hosted the popular “Puppies in the Window,” an animal shelter adoption drive that takes place right in the King Street windows. Each year during Charleston Fashion Week, Dumas hosts cocktail parties and styling events in the store.
A must-see shop in historic downtown Charleston, Dumas is your guide to Southern style and a luxurious shopping experience.