Hughes & Hatcher

In 1910, Fred Hughes and Leslie Hatcher opened their clothing store in downtown Detroit, and it soon became the top name in gentlemen’s fine apparel. Aside from its stupendously stylish suits, Hughes & Hatcher was known for having the largest display windows in town.

The building was demolished in October 2004. Photos courtesy of Faded Detroit.
The building was demolished in October 2004. Photos courtesy of Faded Detroit.

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  1. Hello, i was wondering what else you know about Hughes & Hatcher I had recently bought a couple necklaces in an auction and they came in a box labeled Hughes & Hatcher and seem to be from around the 70’s and i’m trying to find out more about them, thank you.

  2. Caryl Ludwig says

    I worked at H& H in 1980s.In the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing Pa. I was there at the front counter and I made great commission. My boss was Bob Hirt. Our buyers were Joe Orlando and Tom Dirkur?..we were Union. I went to a Union meeting in LA. I met Starsky there…I was 20. I have pics. Best job ever. No stores like it exist here anymore..our tailor even did my dress suits..Anton Kapp. Wow great memories

    • Monica Slebodnik Burck says

      I worked at Hughes and Hatcher in Ann Arbor Michigan.
      I worked in the men’s dept as a sales girl in about 1972 and they had me do a fashion show with clothes from the women’s dept????.
      I was terribly shy. I don’t think I worked there long because I don’t remember very much more.
      I probably didn’t sell much.????

  3. Maurice Miller says

    What was the women’s sales person name

  4. Connie Noonan Edwards says

    2nd job
    Hughes and Hatcher Genesee valley Mall, Flint Michigan. Loved it. Worked through high school and nursing school. There was a small women’s dept. Good times. Good friends.

  5. Sheryll Hunt says

    I worked in the Rockford IL store starting in 1974 until 1981. We had a great team.

    • Joey Sadler says

      Hi. I was a menswear buyer at that time and only have good memories of the staff there. We opened the store and would travel to The Cherryvale mall store in Rockford. We would usually stay at the clock tower inn.

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