A Glimpse at the Renovated M. Dumas & Sons
A Glimpse at the Renovated M. Dumas & Sons

Nearly a year in the making, the floor-to-ceiling renovation of M. Dumas & Sons is officially complete! We’re thrilled to announce the grand re-opening of our iconic store after a $2 million renovation effort. We’ve transformed 9,000 square feet of retail space to offer an updated, fresh look, while maintaining the authenticity and historic touches that our customers have come to expect.


Ready to celebrate with us? We’ll start by cutting the ribbon on the new store this morning, and then a weekend full of in-store festivities begins! Join us for a complimentary cocktail tasting with Cathead Vodka from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Cathead, which is known for quintessentially southern vodka flavors like Honeysuckle and Pecan, is crafting a unique cocktail exclusively for M. Dumas & Sons!


And don’t miss out on the exciting giveaways from all of your favorite M. Dumas brands. You could score pants from Hiltl, shirts from Ledbury, watches from Swell, messenger bags from Moore & Giles, or a fully loaded Yeti cooler from Southern Tide—just to name a few!


Come by before 7:00 p.m. to enjoy the new store experience, shop our incredible selection of fall styles, and celebrate the grand re-opening of your favorite menswear store. Stay tuned on Facebook, and Instagram (mdumasandsons) for additional details and highlights from the events.


Charleston's Iconic Menswear Store, at the Corner of Society and King Streets
Charleston’s Iconic Menswear Store, at the Corner of Society and King Streets

As Charleston’s iconic town and country clothier, we can’t wait to reveal our new look at M. Dumas & Sons! Our massive renovation effort is wrapping up, and we’re celebrating its completion with our grand re-opening this weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be jam-packed with special events, giveaways, and of course, plenty of great looking menswear.

Here’s a preview of what’s in store (literally) over the next few days.

On Friday, we’re kicking off the grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:15 a.m. We’d love to have you join us to hear from Mayor Riley and our own David Dumas. Then we’ll toast to our new look at 1:00 with an M. Dumas-inspired cocktail from the esteemed Cathead Vodka.

And that’s just the beginning! In addition to celebrating our grand re-opening, we’re also celebrating you—our loyal customers—with exciting giveaways for M. Dumas gents and ladies. We don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but we have great items up for grabs from some of our most-loved brands, including Barbour, Southern Tide, Robert Talbott, Bonobos, and Rodd & Gunn—among many others.

These aren’t paltry prizes either. We’re talking Yeti coolers, $500 gift cards, custom alligator belts, and more! Drawings will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visit each day to increase your chance at taking home handsome styles and swag from your favorite menswear store.

We’re rounding out the festivities on Sunday with a visit from our friends at High Wire Distilling Co. Come by to sip on a distinctive beverage crafted using small-batch spirits while you shop!

We hope you can join us for the grand re-opening celebration. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.


Shop fall styles at M. Dumas & Sons, and join us for the grand re-opening on Friday, September 25. (Photo credit: Caroline Tan)
Shop fall styles at M. Dumas & Sons, and join us for the grand re-opening on Friday, September 25. (Photo credit: Caroline Tan)

This Friday marks the grand re-opening of M. Dumas & Sons after the completion of our $2 million renovation project! Here are five updates you can expect from the upgraded store experience:

  • NEW LOOK, SAME FEEL: The renovation focused on the 8,400-square-feet of retail space on the first floor with the goal of providing a fresh, updated look for customers, while preserving our comfortable atmosphere. Locals and visitors who have grown up visiting M. Dumas can still find the door to the store propped open,  and a welcoming, knowledgeable sales team on the floor ready to assist when needed.
  • HISTORIC TOUCHES: You’ll notice updated walls and apparel space, including sections where the original interior brick walls are now visible, revealing 200-year-old bricks on the 296 building, and bricks that date back over 100 years on the 294 building.
  • SHOWROOM OVERHAUL: The entire showroom floor has been replaced with reclaimed pinewood harvested from old barns in the Carolinas. We also replaced all cabinets and fixtures with new, custom-built ones. Many of the electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems within the building were also replaced to complete the overhaul.
  • PROJECT RESTORATION: We’ve restored the exterior awnings that were used beginning in the 1920s. The building’s historic freight elevator—one of the first in a commercial space in downtown Charleston—will also be restored to its original condition as the last step in the project.
  • FALL STYLE: Of course the renovation wouldn’t be complete without the clothes! We have the latest fall styles from all your favorite brands. Come on in and shop the best selection of menswear in Charleston!

From beautiful barn wood floors to striking exposed brick and everything in between, the renovated store brings a fresh and elegant feel that fits the Dumas brand perfectly.

We can’t wait to cut the ribbon on the store re-opening this Friday. But you don’t have to wait until then to see it for yourself! Come by tomorrow to shop before the re-opening festivities, and be sure to stop in this weekend for exciting celebrations and events.

Please note that we are closed all day on Wednesday, September 23, in preparation for our grand re-opening weekend.