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About Us

G&L Clothing, 95 years and counting...

Behind is a real clothing store with a staff of real people. Established in 1917, G&L Clothing has been an institution of downtown Des Moines, Iowa for nearly a century. Lou Garsh and Meyer Levine first opened G&L Clothing downtown to sell work clothing, shoes, and boots to railroad workers, construction workers, farmers and tradesmen. G&L Clothing later changed owners and moved to 9th and Locust until a 1996 fire destroyed the building. After the fire, the Marcovis family (present owners since 1981) decided to construct a new building on Ingersoll Avenue where G&L Clothing now resides. An online presence first emerged in 1999 and then with the launch of our Ecommerce store, in 2005.


Whether in-store or online, G&L Clothing serves working men and women throughout Iowa and the world with work, casual and dress clothing from brands like CarharttDickies,Levi’s®Dockers®WranglerSavane and more. Our sizing selection is hard to beat with bottoms ranging from 26 to 80 inch waist and tops from Small to 10XL and 5XL Tall.


We also stock a variety of work boots in our footwear department including safety-toe, met-guard, slip-resistant, insulated, rubber, casual, dress, and athletic styles; with boot and shoe sizes ranging from 6 to 16 in regular, wide and extra wide widths. Our shoe brands include LaCrosseTimberland ProCarolinaCarhartt BootsGeorgiaNew BalanceMerrell and more.


Along with our individual customers, G&L Clothing also supplies companies all over the USA with uniforms, outdoor clothing, flame-resistant clothing, safety clothing and boots. OurCommercial uniform service also offers personalized garments with embroidery or screen printing available.

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G&L Clothing Store

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1801 Ingersoll Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309


Store Hours:

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Online Support:

 Monday - Friday

 8am - 5:30pm CST

800-222-7027 x.218