Midwest Clothiers to Close Sarto, Intensify Company’s Focus on Flagship Stores Mr. B’s and Badower’s/Reichardt’s

CLIVE – Midwest Clothiers, the metro area’s leading name in men’s and women’s apparel, will close its Sarto store in West Glen Town Center in West Des Moines in order to sharpen its focus on its two flagship stores, President Tim Sitzmann said today.


“Challenging times often lead to difficult decisions, and it was certainly a difficult decision to initiate the closing of Sarto. But, it’s also true that challenging times lay the foundation for great opportunities because they require businesses to sharpen their focus and exercise real discipline.  We’re no exception to that rule,” Sitzmann said. 


He added, “Mr. B’s and Badowers/Reichardt’s have been Des Moines mainstays for decades.  They’ve thrived in good and bad economic times.  Midwest Clothiers is going to be in business for decades to come, and we feel the best way to do that is to put all our efforts into two local landmark stores, Mr. B’s and Badowers/Reichardt’s. We’re recognized as the premier name in our field and we continue to feel very positive that we’ll not only maintain that prominence but build on it in the years ahead.”


Sarto, which is Italian for “tailor,” opened in 2005.  It offered an atmosphere and brands of clothing synonymous with the European flair for fashion and life. Some popular brands now at Sarto will soon be available at our other stores.


Sitzmann noted that Sarto, which was closed from Friday, Feb. 27 to Tuesday, March 3, held a one-day-only sale for its preferred customers today.  The store, with prices reduced as much as 60 percent will open to the general public on Thursday.  Sarto will have extended business hours until its entire inventory is sold.


The company’s website is www.midwestclothiers.com


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