Sterr opened Carl Sterr on the Hill in 1982. He had previously worked for his father's menswear store in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, but he soon realized that he wanted to do things his own way.
Sterr assumed ownership of Tottinghams, a failing menswear store on Maple Road in Birmingham, and renamed it Carl Sterr on the Hill. He then relocated his shop in 2002 to North Old Woodward Avenue, to be closer to downtown Birmingham. The new location brought great success for his brand for many steady years.
But as I write this blog post, we are surrounded by over 1 million dollars of brand new inventory. The Internet has made exclusive stores like ours too tough to keep open. As a result, Carl Sterr Menswear will be transitioning to a new concept based on custom and bespoke tailoring during the next few months. Many of you who shop with us now understand the quality of thatkind of merchandise and the care taken in producing that kind of garment. It’s a business that moves at a different pace.
We will no longer be carrying the vast inventory we’ve had in past years.Starting Thursday, September 15th, we will be holding a total liquidation sale of our Birmingham store inventory – 50-75% off everything! This is the last fall that Carl Sterr Menswear will be doing this.
By shopping now, we will be able to offer you our highest selection, the personal service you have come to expect and appreciate – and the lowest prices you will ever see on merchandise like this.
This is the last time that you will be able to shop a sale of this magnitude at your leisure so I encourage you to get in now. And if you’d like to make an appointment to work with Carl Sterr personally, call him at 248-645-6675.
We look forward to seeing you and thank you for so many wonderful years in business!