“I am more than satisfied with the way the people have accepted my merchandise and myself and hope to be here many years.”
Those very words were spoken to a local newspaper reporter, and can be seen in the framed article hanging just inside the front door of Mugford Shoes at 429 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. Spoken, in fact, by the young and entrepreneurial Donald Mugford, in 1965, shortly after opening the flagship store in St. Thomas, Ontario, a city he said, “…always appealed to me when I visited it on business…”
And, though nearly fifty-five years has come and gone since he was quoted in that local paper, the little family business is still growing strong; with an additional two stores in London, and Donald’s wife, Merle, and two grown daughters, Jodi and Patti, in executive positions within the company.
The Mugfords are not a family to rest on their laurels and remain content with “good enough”; and their fashion forward thinking is always on display at Mugford Shoes. With in-store items that are current, savvy, style conscious and beautiful, Mugford’s is definitely not your Grandma’s shoe store…but, we bet she’d find a pair to fall in love with there!