Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, 1952. This is where the Christopher Mobley story began.
From Lawrenceburg, CD Mobley and Chris Mobley Sr. migrated to Fulton, Mississippi, then Tupelo, before finally ending up on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he opened The Varsity Shop in 1971. The Varsity Shop sold the highest-end retail products that Tuscaloosa had to offer at the time. Seeing a strong demand from residents north of the river, Chris Mobley Sr. moved his store in 1985 to The Tuscaloosa Galleria and rebranded the store as Mobley & Sons. From that moment forward, Mobley & Sons went on to become the premier luxury-clothing store of West Alabama.
Fast-forward 51 years later. CD Mobleys grandson and Chris Mobley Sr's son, Christopher, is now in the family business. With the advances in technology and the influence of performance fabrics, both father and son decided it was time to expand once again.
In August of 2019, the Mobley family returned back to where it all started, University Boulevard, only this time, in a much different style. Mobley & Sons opened a new store designed for the modern-day entrepreneur, golf enthusiast, and athleisure fanatic. In order to connect the two stores but promote different styles, the new store was named Christopher Mobley. Identifying the new venture is a logo that features the letter M and the Roman numeral 3, which represents the three generations of the Mobley family that have been in the retail clothing business.
As times change, the launch of the new store proved that the Mobley family seizes opportunities to grow and learn. The Christopher Mobley store was open just six months before the pandemic hit in March of 2020. Through the strong relationships and loyal customers that The Mobley family fostered over the years, Christopher Mobley was able to not only survive, but thrive, in a COVID ridden world. Christopher has been sure to stay ahead of the trends and with the introduction of athleisure as an acceptable dress code for remote working, his idea of becoming a one-stop-shop skyrocketed. From the introduction of Vuori and Cuts to Rhone and Greyson, Christopher Mobley continued to blaze the trail of menswear and encouraged his customers to do so as well.
The idea of being more than a clothing store is what keeps The Mobley family pushing to reach new heights. With the community support of Tuscaloosa, the nationwide customers, and now the bond that each employee shares, the sky's the limit for Christopher Mobley. The Mobley brand has continued to be revered as the clothing leader in Tuscaloosa, Alabama... and beyond.
When Christopher Mobley opened in August of 2019, we opened with the goal in mind of expansion. We hit the ground running and had incredible support from the Tuscaloosa community.
We have made such incredible relationships across the country. From our Alabama away games and roaming the cities across the south, the desire to expand our values and ideas grew exponentially. With the family we have created, this is now possible.
GRAND OPENING coming soon...
We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our brand to our third store location in Athens, Georgia. Our hopes and dreams are becoming a reality and we cannot wait to start this new chapter with y'all by our side.