The new shop will feature clothing and accessories for men and women, and the will open in late July. The store located inside the Peabody Hotel will remain.
It sure is fantastic for Elvis fans to soon have the opportunity to purchase Lanksky clothing and accessories in the very same building where Lansky's was originally located.
Quote from Hal Lansky:
"We still love The Peabody hotel. We are going to be at The Peabody,” he said of the Lansky shops at the hotel just a few block away. “This store is going to be called Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King. … This is our heritage collection, some of the same items that my dad sold in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. We have a lot of them that we are bringing back. There will be a little overlap with The Peabody. We are going to tie into the Hard Rock.”
It was Samuel Lansky who bought the shop for his two sons, Bernard and Guy, at 126 Beale Street in the late forties. Originally a store which sold leftover Army supplies from World War II, Bernard took advantage of the elevating Beale Street music scene and looked to provide clothing for the typical characters of Beale who wanted to dress dapper. After a few years of business, Lansky Bros. already had an impressive list of customers, among them being Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, B.B. King and later of course, Elvis Presley.