The first time I shopped at Carlisle’s I was in desperate need of new hiking boots. John Soucy brought me six different pairs of high quality boots to try on. I finally settled on a pair of Merrells and have been completely satisfied with them. The customer service, prices, quality and selection at Carlisle’s are the best bar none!  

One of the mainstays in downtown Rumford is Carlisle’s, a clothing and apparel store with a variety of clothing and footwear for men, women and children.

Carlisle’s opened its doors in 1947 and more than half a century later it is still going strong! Carlisle’s takes pride in offering customers almost anything they need in terms of apparel and footwear, no matter what they need it for or where they are going.  

Do you have a party, formal event or job interview coming up? Carlisle’s can provide you with just the right skirt, dress, suit and tie, or sport coat.  Men can browse through racks of apparel from Dockers, Haggar and Izod.  Women and teens will find unique and trendy choices in the new lines of Levis, Royal Robbins, Roxy, Billabong, Caribbean Joe, Carolyn Taylor, Woolrich and Aventura.   

Do you need rugged outdoor gear?  Carlisle’s has a full line of Carhartt clothing for men and women including pants and jackets.  Also available are high-tech undergarments that are lightweight and moisture-wicking to keep you warm and dry by Hot Chillys and Under Armor. Don’t forget your feet!  Carlisle’s has a variety of work and hiking boots from Red Wing, Wolverine, Chippewa, Keen and Magnum. These Brands construction emphasizes comfort technology.  

Carlisle’s has it all when it comes to winter recreation wear—jackets, parkas, ski pants, hats and gloves by Columbia, Orage, Obermeyer, North Face and Patagonia. Plus, it has snowshoes for men, women and children that are lightweight with spring-loaded suspension and ice-gripping toe and heel cleats.  

When it comes to footwear you cannot find a more complete line of comfortable, hi-tech shoes.  Carlisle’s carries shoes to meet your every need from hiking to running, walking and keeping your feet dry and warm in winter. Carlisle’s offers a variety of brands including Nike, New Balance, Merrell, Keen, Sorel, Kamik, Ugg, Dansko and Columbia.  

You haven’t seen deals until you have visited Carlisle’s downstairs. Discounts are as much as 80% off!  There you will find official Boy Scout gear including uniforms, accessories and merit badges as well as out-of-season clothing and footwear from swimsuits to sandals. 

Besides fabulous selection Carlisle’s delivers old-fashioned customer service. Owner John Soucy, June Dragoon, Nina Langervin, Tammy Houghton and Carol Violette are waiting to help you, so come on in! 

Carlisle’s Apparel & Footwear
92 Congress Street
Rumford, ME  04276

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

Owner, John Soucy