Family-owned retailer and manufacturer specializing in outdoor apparel such as coats, jackets, tops, pants & shorts for all ages.
“Our mission is to design and make quality outdoor clothing inspired by Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and other wild places. We strive to build community by relying on local labor, paying livable wages and giving generously. We design, cut and sew all of our clothing right on the main street of Ely, MN.”
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The J.D. Mills Company is a Northwoods lifestyle store, established in 1901, in Ely, MN. Ely is a casual town where dressing up means putting on a pair of khaki twill slacks or your best pair of jeans with a nice shirt or blouse.
Mills carries clothes for men and women which are rugged enough for the outdoors, yet look great for going out on the town or to a special event in the Northland. Mills carries apparel and footwear for men and women. Jeans and casual slacks, rugged outdoor pants, shirts in a variety of textures and fabrications, sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes and boots.
Mills specializes in natural fiber cotton and or wool apparel and outerwear, carrying super soft long underwear in washable merino wool, merino wool socks, wool pants, shirts and jackets. You may also find some great synthetic technical clothing for the outdoors.
We also have a fine selection on headwear. Summer and winter for protection from the sun or cold; knit caps, wool hats and wool felt outback hats. Gloves and mitts too!
Our major brands for wool goods are Pendleton, Filson, Woolrich, Stormy Kromer, Minus33 and Wigwam socks.
Mills footwear department has a good selection of comfortable casual shoes and boots for town and the outdoors. Merrell, Keen, Clarks and Nunn Bush are the major lines carried in the store.