5 Things You Didn't Know About Brooks Brothers
- Founded and opened in 1818, Brooks Brothers is the oldest continually operating clothing store in Manhattan and one of the oldest in the world.
- The name comes from the four sons of the original founder who decided to name the company after themselves when they inherited the business.
- Fashion experts credit the company with making it acceptable for men to wear pink after it introduced a pink dress shirt for men.
- Famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren once worked for the Manhattan store as a sales associate before studying fashion and opening his own design house.
- The suits worn by characters on Mad Men grew so popular that Brooks Brothers created a line of limited edition suits based on the show.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Brooks Brothers
Redeem a coupon when shopping at Brooks Brothers after filling your cart. Once you add a product, you can click a link to keep shopping or to go to checkout. If you have an account with the site, sign in with the email address and password that you registered. Brooks Brothers also lets you pay as a guest without creating an account. Scroll down until you see a line that says, "Do You Have a Promotional Code?" with a box next to it. Copy the code that you have directly into that box, click the apply button next to this box and wait a few seconds. The website should automatically apply the discount to your purchase. If you live in a state that charges sales tax, the site will factor in your sales tax once you list your address. Brooks Brothers will also estimate the cost of shipping. Once you finish filling out your shipping details, the website will adjust your shipping cost and process your order with the promo code you used.
Brooks Brothers Outlet/Clearance
Save money on Brooks Brothers clothing and accessories in the website's Clearance section. Unlike the catalog that might show clearance merchandise that is out of stock, the site shows up to date information regarding which items and sizes are currently available. Shop for men, women, boys or girls, or shop the clearance section for items from the Red Fleece or Black Fleece line of upscale merchandise for adults. Clearance merchandise includes items from the previous season and items no longer manufactured by the company. You can save more than 50% off the prices on shirts, dresses, pants, jackets and other types of clothing as well as accessories through the Brooks Brothers clearance section.
Brooks Brothers Review
Henry Sands Brooks opened a small clothing store in Manhattan and founded his brand on the idea of providing all shoppers with access to quality clothing. After his death, his four sons renamed the shop Brooks Brothers and set about creating a brand synonymous with fine clothing. Though the clothing chain no longer remains with the family, the current owners believe in providing customers with the same amazing clothing.
Hundreds of famous faces wore the company's clothing over the years, including Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy and other American presidents. Other famous fans of the brand included Stephen Colbert, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Brooks Brothers clothing also made appearances on television shows like Parks and Recreation, Gossip Girl and Mad Men. When the clothing stylists for that show researched popular clothing for Don Draper and other characters, they discovered that most advertising men of the time gravitated to Brooks Brothers. The company manufactured and provided the show with dozens of suits during its run on television and even offered similar suits for sale on its website. The company even made miniature suits to dress the popular film and television character Kermit the Frog of The Muppets.
Though the clothing sold today shares little in common with its original designs, Brooks Brothers remains one of the ultimate producers and retail shops of fine clothing. The company began a partnership with designer Thom Browne in 2007 that led to the formation of Black Fleece, a line of clothing for men that walks the line between modern and contemporary. The Red Fleece collection includes preppy-style clothing for both men and women, including button down shirts, simple slacks and other classic pieces.
Brooks Brothers developed a cult-like following among women during the 1940s and 1950s. Women who did not want to wear the dresses and skirts that others wore turned to the company and began purchasing suits that they tailored to fit their own feminine bodies. Actresses Maria Riva and Nina Foch were just a few women who wore the company's suits in films, on television and on the red carpet. This led to Brooks Brothers implementing a line of clothing just for women and offering the same tailoring services that it offered male customers to its female client base.
The modern version of Brooks Brothers still sells plenty of suits and elegant eveningwear, but the company offers more casual clothing for every day wear as well. When browsing the site today, you can search for clothing suitable for men, women or children, and the site offers separate sections for girls and boys. Items from the Black Fleece and Red Fleece collections are also available, and you can shop for clearance merchandise as well. Clearance items typically become available at the end of the season to make room for new merchandise.
Despite having a reputation of being a classic clothing store, Brooks Brothers doesn't take itself too seriously. You can see that for yourself in the following video. Titled "A Holiday Miracle," the video is a reminder that the holidays are a fun time and that you shouldn't take yourself too seriously.
Brooks Brothers Social Media Links
Brooks Brothers on Facebook: See images of the hottest clothing and accessories before those products land in stores and catalogs. Like and share your favorite posts with others too. Brooks Brothers representatives respond quickly to inquiries posted on the page too.
Brooks Brothers on Twitter: Always know how much you can save on upcoming sales when you follow Brooks Brothers on Twitter. Get tips on how to wear some of the newest products, learn when the new catalog drops and retweet posts to enter contests.
Brooks Brothers on Pinterest: Find advice on how to wear new trends, what looks are hot right now and how others wore Brooks Brothers apparel in real life. You can also see new items from upcoming catalogs.
Brooks Brothers on YouTube: Watch runway shows to see how models wore clothing on the catwalk. The Brooks Brothers YouTube channel also offers how to tips on tying a necktie, wearing a headscarf and using other accessories in your daily life.
Brooks Brothers on Instagram: Use Instagram to get an idea about how others wore some of your favorite pieces and to view the latest and newest products found in stores, on the website and in catalogs.
Brooks Brothers on Google+: Follow Brooks Brothers on Google+ to get advanced notice of holiday sales, to see new products and view links to popular products on the company's website to buy those items for yourself.
Brooks Brothers Contact Info
100 Phoenix Avenue
Enfield, Connecticut 06082