Carroll & Co is closing its doors this year after a successful run marking the end of a special era in retail.
For 70 years, the iconic men’s clothing store has set the bar for classic menswear. Generation after generation fathers have brought their sons for quality tailored suits, cashmere sweaters and designer shoes. It began in 1949 when former Warner Bros. publicist Richard Carroll founded the company in a small showroom growing into an internationally known brand. During the roaring sixties, the longest running family-owned business in Beverly Hills were infamous for providing wardrobe for Hollywood’s leading men. Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Steve McQueen, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Rock Hudson, Paul Newman, Jack Lemmon and Gene Kelly, Tom Cruise, all showcased their handsomeness through their fine wardrobe declaring what gentleman should look like.
Today, it continues to serve as the go-to for top stars, stylists and influencers in the entertainment industry. Boasting a beautiful storefront on Canon Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, the team will continue to serve customers with top notch service until the last.day of business.
Now that the time has come to close its doors, Richard’s son John Carroll reminisces on the stores rich history and the customer relationships built throughout the years. He shared the news of the store’s closing in a heartfelt letter to customers.
“In recent months, my family and I sat down together and after lengthy and arduous discussions, we realized we had been offered opportunities that were too good to ignore. We decided that the best avenue for now and for the future of our family would be to lease out our space on Canon Drive.”
“The changes will not be immediate, but I wanted some of the people in the “Carroll family” to hear about them from me now. I have been fortunate over the years to be supported by so many loyal customer-friends like you.”