Downtown Baldwyn’s retail sector will be growing again later this year with a new entrant catering to an underserved market in the area.
Rothann Richey, along with her sister-in-law, Annette McGee, have partnered to offer Baldwyn a much needed retail outlet for men’s clothing and accessories – Stud McGee’s, men’s outfitters & supply company.
The store gets its name from Richey’s grandfather, Milton McGee. McGee was a cattle trader who lived in Baldwyn all his life until his death in 1976. His family always said “Pap,” as he was known to his grandchildren, was a master deal maker and a great story teller. Milton’s nickname was “Stud,” and his history and personality are the inspirations behind the name and logo of Richey’s new store.
Richey said it was important to her and McGee to choose the right brands for the type of business they envisioned. Although the store is not projected to open until August, orders have been placed with four companies to provide the style, quality and price point that customers will appreciate. The owners are working with six clothing lines to complete their inventory before their grand opening.
The new store will be located in the former office of historic Baldwyn department store owner Morris Gorden at 104 South Second Street. The yellow-brick building is located just to the south of Lula Lee’s, along 2nd Street and beside the Baldwyn mural wall in the downtown area.
Along with clothing and accessories, Stud McGee’s will also offer a variety of gift items for men.
“Casual, southern style is comfortable clothing which looks good on any man, no matter the age,” Richey said. “We will have button-down shirts, polos, pullovers and much more to offer our customers.”