Von Maur to Carry Brooks Brothers in Select Stores

by Harry Sheff

Von Maur storeDAVENPORT, Iowa—Von Maur Department Stores announced a deal with Brooks Brothers that will put the brand in six Von Maur stores this fall, expanding to 13 stores by spring 2014.

This is the second department store distribution deal that Brooks Brothers has made in the last few years. In January 2011, Brooks Brothers announced a similar arrangement with Nordstrom.

The Von Maur Brooks Brothers collection will include men’s furnishings, tailored clothing and sportswear. There will also be some women’s and children’s sportswear.

“Brooks Brothers’ long-time commitment to quality, personal service and product value is reminiscent of the traditions and values Von Maur has upheld for more than 140 years,” commented Von Maur president Jim von Maur.”Customers know Von Maur for our first-in-fashion, high-quality merchandise. Our partnership with Brooks Brothers is an exciting opportunity for two venerable brands to come together to reach new customers as well as continue to impress our long-standing shoppers with new offerings.”

Iowa-based Von Maur operates 27 stores in 11 states, mostly in the Midwest. The retailer was founded in Davenport, Iowa as a dry goods store in the 1880s.