CHARLESTON, S.C. – July 13, 2016 – Gary Flynn has been named President and CEO of M. Dumas and Sons. The appointment is effective July 13th, 2016. M. Dumas & Sons is a 99-year old, family owned and operated men’s specialty store located in historic Charleston, S.C. In his new role, Flynn will focus on building upon the strong base of the business both in-store and digitally as well as enhancing the rich heritage of the Dumas brand.
Most recently, Flynn was Senior Director at Samsung Retail Design and Merchandising. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Product Merchandising for Hugo Boss, Americas, and he honed his retail skills primarily in Menswear during his 27-year tenure at Nordstrom culminating as a National Merchandise Manager for the chain.
“The opportunity to lead the M. Dumas & Sons business is truly amazing. Working with David Dumas, Owner and Chairman, and the entire M. Dumas and Sons team is an opportunity for me to leverage my passion for the Menswear business and to build on 99 years of tradition and excellence.” said Flynn.
“I am very excited Gary is joining the M. Dumas & Sons family,” said David Dumas. “He is passionate, strategic, a product expert and a strong leader. He is the perfect fit for the M. Dumas & Sons brand. He has great relationships with our vendor partners and will add immense value thus ensuring that Dumas meets both its strategic and financial initiatives.”
About M. Dumas & Sons
Founded in 1917 by Mendel Dumas, M. Dumas & Sons has evolved into an iconic men’s specialty retailer in the historic downtown shopping district of Charleston, S.C. Initially known as a uniform shop for service jobs, M. Dumas & Sons served as the the sole provider of uniforms for naval officers stationed in the seaside town as well as offered an expansive array of hunting and outdoor apparel. Beginning in the 1960s, M. Dumas & Sons became known for its fashion denim and transitioned full-time into the men’s apparel arena in 1993. In the fall of 2015, M. Dumas & Sons completed a $2 million renovation of its King and Society Street store solidifying its position as the Town and Country Clothier of the Low Country. Today, Charleston locals and visitors alike consider M. Dumas & Sons a welcoming and permanent staple of historic King Street’s specialty retail landscape.