Richman Brothers was a retail men's clothing chain in the United States. It was a subsidiary of the F. W. Woolworth Company.

Richman Brothers abandoned factory. 1600 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

Richman was founded in Ohio in 1853.[1] It came to be known as a men’s fine clothing store. Though initially the stores would sell only men’s suits, coats, and hats,[2] during the last years of its existence it also sold women’s clothing. There were several stores across the United States, including Nebraska[3] and Indiana.

The company allowed its workers to purchase stock below market price, and provided funds for supporting the staff during downturns. As a result of their worker-friendly policies they had little labor trouble during the Depression.[4]

Richman closed in the early 1990s.


  1. ^ Dill, Joe; Cleveland Historical: “Richman Brothers Co.[1] Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ Case Western Reserve University; Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: "Richman Brothers Co,"[2] Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Official Nebraska Government Website - Nebraska Memories: "The Durham Museum: Richman Brothers clothing shop." Includes a 1939 photograph of a store front in Omaha, Nebraska. [3] Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ "H.C. Richman Dies; A Philanthropist". The New York Times. February 17, 1934. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  • The Richman Brothers Company Records (1924-1992) at the Western Reserve Historical Society [4]