Like countless others, Isaac George Kannon had a dream: to immigrate to America, to work hard, and to provide his family with a healthy and prosperous life. He stepped ashore in 1905. First Kannon peddled quality goods from a pack on his back-on foot. Then he moved up to the luxury of a horse-and-buggy. Finally, in 1916, Isaac opened a retail store in Wendell, NC. That establishment served and our loyal customers for nearly 100 years.
Then, in March 2016, we relocated our Women’s Store to Raleigh’s Cameron Village, not far from where our Men’s Store has been for several years. Now in both Raleigh stores, Kannon’s Clothing remains one of the oldest family-owned clothing store names in the country.
Kannon’s is a true family business. It is more than bricks and payrolls: it is a heritage, a living embodiment of the spirit and philosophy of Isaac Kannon. Along with knowledge of the product and commitment to the customer, Isaac lived by a simple maxim: “I’d rather you leave empty-handed than with a garment that is not right for you.” One hundred years later, this remains Kannon’s’ guiding principle.
Today Kannon’s is owned and operated by grandchildren Joe Ann, George, Boo and Mary Kathryn. We grew up playing in the back rooms. We learned the business from the ground up – literally. Today we serve customers we’ve known all our lives. In fact, it’s the generations of repeat customers that are the true testament to Kannon’s success.
We invite you to come stop by and enjoy the “Kannon’s Experience” at either of our locations in Cameron Village. You’ll be glad you did.
Kannon’s is proud to be the winner of the Best in the Triangle for our award-winning customer service. It’s something we focus on every single day in both our Men’s and Women’s store locations.