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Our Goal

To provide our customers with a unique mix of clothing, footwear, sporting goods, and outdoor merchandise at our every day low “Price Fighter” prices.

Company History

In 1951, Herb Philipson opened the doors of his original store in downtown Rome.  In 1972, a brand new structure was built at 300 West Dominick Street, the first retail establishment developed under the Rome Urban Renewal Plan.  In October 2009, Herb Philipson’s moved its flagship store again to 1899 Black River Blvd, in a new, bigger location that also houses its corporate offices.  In the spring of 2018, the distribution center was relocated to that address.

Since that time, additional stores have been opened in Oneida, New Hartford, Herkimer, Watertown and Liverpool.  In the fall of 2013, Herb Philipson’s opened their 7th store in Newark, New York.  Then in 2016, two more stores were opened in Dewitt and Oswego.

In March 2018, Guy Viti purchased Herb Philipson’s when Gary Philipson retired.  Guy has worked hard to carry on the legacy of Herb Philipson, the company founder.  Guy was hired by Herb himself and worked alongside Herb and Gary for over 35 years, and today is President/CEO of the nine store chain.  The family approach and commitment to the community is what has made Herb Philipson’s such a success story.

Herb Philipson’s has been outfitting Central New York for the Great Outdoors for over 67 years. It is the area’s premier retailer for outdoor and casual apparel, work wear, footwear and sporting goods.  Brands such as Carhartt, Columbia, Levi, Lee, Under Armour, Dickies, Timberland and The Northface are just a few of the many that Herb Philipson’s is known for. Herb’s is also the exclusive retailer for the Utica Comets Hockey Team and the new Utica City Football Club.

Famous name brands, friendly knowledgeable service and those Price Fighter prices is what has kept customers coming back for over 67 years!