LEE Mercantile: About the Label

Lee Mercantile Company was founded by Henry David Lee back in 1889, when Lee opened his first garment factory in Salina, Kansas, producing dungarees and jackets. In 1913, the Union-All work jumpsuit was created, followed by the first-ever “Overall” in 1920 – laying the foundation for Lee’s early growth. Also in 1920, the Buddy Lee doll was launched for promotional use, but quickly became a popular play doll. Through the ’20s,... Read More