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B. Siegel Co

Benjamin Siegel, who was born in Germany on March 15, 1860, came to the United States in 1876. In 1877 he began his career in a general merchandise store in Selma, Alabama, later relocating to Detroit, Michigan where he organized the B. Siegel Co. in 1881.

Siegel had started out in Detroit at Heyn’s Bazaar on Woodward, where he was a department manager for women’s apparel. He later rose from department manager to store owner, and changed the name to Siegel’s.

Relocating in 1904 to 159-163 Woodward Avenue (at State Street) in Detroit’s downtown business district, the B. Siegel Co. specialized in fine ladies’, misses’ and children’s cloaks, suits and furs. The store had the reputation of being “the largest, finest and most complete cloak and suit store in the United States.” In 1981, with seven B. Siegel’s stores in operation in the Detroit area, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Company motto - Where fashion reigns.