Founded by Fred Smith and Ronald Davis in 1965, Smith and Davis Clothing began providing work wear, shoes and dress apparel for the mostly rural communities of Fayette, Coweta, Clayton and Fulton Counties.
In 1973 Fred Smith sold his portion of the business to Ronald and headed south just as Fayette County was beginning to explode economically. As the community changed, so did the products offered. During the 70’s and 80’s; jeans (including Gloria Vanderbilt and Jordache) and athletic shoes (including Nike and Reebok) were added to meet the demand of a rapidly growing suburban population.
In 1979, growth required construction of a new building across the street from the original wood-frame building. In 1988, the current 20,000 square foot building was constructed (thought it took a while to fill.) Now, 50 years since it’s opening, the building is bursting at the seams with quality brand-name apparel and shoes with the styles coming in and out and changing more rapidly than ever.