Founded by an ambitious Russian immigrant in 1921, Haase's maintains its steady stream of business by satisfying a niche market?one for old-fashioned customer service and refreshingly classic styles in footwear and children's apparel. Experienced fitters help shoppers of all ages find the best shoes for their feet, taking into consideration length, width, arch shape, and style. Popular brands in attendance include Keds, Clarks, Nike, Sperry Top-Sider, and Teva.
In the section of the store geared toward young folks, parents find age-appropriate apparel and accessories for their little loved ones, from newborn babies to boys size 14 and girls size 6X. In addition to everyday sweaters, pants, bibs, pajamas, and blankets, the children's section proffers fancier outfits for kids to wear to christenings or interviews on late-night talk shows. Haase's also offers monogramming services, helping to transform simple items such as solid aprons and canvas tote bags into thoughtful custom gifts.