For 99 Years, Hot Sam's Detroit Has Dressed Notables, Including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations

January 22, 2020, 8:07 PM

Co-owner Tony Stovall (Facebook photo)

This year marks the 99th anniversary of Hot Sam's Detroit in downtown, the city's oldest clothing store that has dressed every Detroit mayor since 1921 and recording artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Four Tops.

This Friday, Hot Sam's Detroit will commemorate its near-century in business with a customer appreciation event at its store, at 127 Monroe St., from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales, food and giveaways are promnised.

The hosts are co-owners Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green.

At 12:30 p.m., Ceasefire Detroit Makeover, which helps youths get back on track after being incarcerated for gang violence, will join with the retailer to provide a clothing makeover for one participant. 

A private "Countdown to 100 VIP Reception"  is at the Atrium, 1050 Woodward Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Friday. For details, contact Lauren Stovall at (248) 470.3201 or

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