BY MOLLY BRUSH
At a time when clothing can be purchased everywhere from big-box stores to online retailers, Andrew Davis Clothiers offers something that is increasingly rare, says owner Andy Mallor: personal service from experts who are knowledgeable not only about the products, but also about their customers’ needs.
“In addition to uncompromising client service, we’ve really based the store on relevance, which is finding well-designed items that are applicable to our customers’ lifestyles,” says Mallor.
A senior partner at Mallor Grodner Attorneys, Mallor opened Andrew Davis in 2007. Located on the south side of the downtown Square, the store specializes in quality menswear, including brands such as Hickey Freeman, Peter Millar, Circolo 1901, Robert Jensen, Edward Armah, and Luciano Barbera. It offers bespoke and made-to-measure attire, as well as accessories, shoes, and grooming products.
Mallor and his staff strive to cultivate lasting customer relationships and to become trusted advisors. “It’s being a resource for people to make their lives better,” he says. “We are really image consultants.”
In its 10 years, Andrew Davis has established a client base that extends far beyond the town. Some longtime customers drive several hours to shop at the store, says Mallor. “We have clients whose kids went to IU who are still customers years after their kids graduated,” he says.
It takes a lot of work to balance his legal career with running the store, says Mallor, but he feels fortunate that he can pursue both passions. Though at first glance the two might seem incongruous, he says that in the end, they’re not so different.
“If you treat people well, do a good job, and provide value, it doesn’t make a difference whether it’s law or retail,” he says. “The ultimate goal is to provide the best value, quality, and compassion for your clients.”