The Getz's Department Store is one of the oldest businesses in Marquette County. Originally, the store was established as a general business merchandise store by Louis Getz in Michigamme in 1879.The business prospects of Marquette must have seemed brighter than those of Michigamme, as Louis relocated the business in 1886, after the Michigamme store burned down in the spring of 1885.
Getz rented a space on the corner of Baraga Street and Front Street and called his new business "The Bee Hive." The Daily Mining Journal reported "...he intends to make it swarm with customers, by treating them to the honey at low prices... He will carry everything in the line of clothing, dry goods, boots, and shoes..." And Louis did just that.
Around 1900, the business outgrew that space on Baraga Street and moved to its current location on the corner of Spring and Front in the heart of Downtown Marquette.Getz's is the only department store of its kind left in Marquette,and one of very few in the Upper Peninsula. With three floors full of footwear and apparel for men, women and kids, you're sure to find what you need at Getz's.
In 1997, www.getzs.com was launched and quickly became one of the largest online Carhartt distibutors in the U.S. That is still true today, as over 30,000 Carhartt orders are shipped from the Getz's warehouse each year.
Getzs.com doesn't stop at Workwear. Over the years, the brand list has grown from under a dozen to over 70 vendors, ranging in products from active to heritage and even fashion. Just like its brick and mortar, the website offers high quality apparel and footwear for every lifestyle.
Staying true to the style of Getz's Clothiers, getzs.com also evolved with the times and grown with its customer base. Its success has had three driving factors: premium products, incredible customer care, and lastly, a platform for shopping which is easy to find, navigate, explore, compare, purchase, and discuss products of your choice. Recently, getzs.com has been redesigned, and the site is now divided into four 'departments' so that you can shop where you want, or browse them all. It is now easier than ever to shop Getz's online.