As the oldest men's clothing retail store in the country, Brooks Brothers produces fine clothing and accessories for people across the nation. It was founded in 1818 in New York, and there are locations across the country, including Union Square in San Francisco. It was originally a family-owned establishment, but the final member of the Brooks family to head the company was Winthrop Holly Brooks who stepped down officially in 1946 when the company was sold to Julius Garfinckel and Company. The company has since been sold to other owners and today is part of a fashion conglomerate Retail Brand Alliance, owned by an Italian billionaire. There are more than 200 Brooks Brothers stores in the United States and nearly 100 stores around the world. While Brooks Brothers fashion is considered traditional, they have often been a leader in clothing innovation. The Union Square store is a popular destination for those looking for classically tailored men's and women's clothing. Shoppers at the store report being happy with the products and quality of clothing, but many feel the customer services experience leaves something to be desired. Those looking for a shopping experience in San Francisco will want to include a trip to Brooks Brothers on their itinerary, especially if they are in need of finer quality clothing.