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

Behind GandLClothing.com 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, GandLClothing.com 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 much, much 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 LaCrosseCarolinaCarhartt BootsGeorgiaNew BalanceMerrellTimberland Pro and much, much 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. Our Commercial Uniform Service also offers personalized garments with embroidery or screen printing available.

See Our Store

1801 Ingersoll Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309

515-243-7431

Store Hours:

Monday8am - 8pm
Tuesday8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8am - 8pm
Thursday8am - 8pm
Friday8am - 5:30pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Online Support:

8am - 5:30pm CST

Monday - Friday

800-222-7027 x.218




  • Carhartt
  • Timberland
  • Savane
  • Dickies
  • Wrangler
  • Levi's
  • LaCrosse
  • Keen
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