Upholding the reputation for the highest level of service and merchandise, can only be possible with an exceptional staff – many of whom have been with the company for over a decade – and the dedication of Crawford Brock, who bought the store in 2002 and has managed it since 1987.
Brock's philosophy of excellence evolved from the late Stanley Marcus, the retail oracle who transformed Neiman Marcus from an obscure Dallas gem into an international fashion nameplate. Marcus personally schooled Brock for eight years, emphasizing customer service, obtaining the best merchandise, keeping up with the lifestyles of clients, and maintaining close relationships with vendors.
Stanley Korshak is finely attuned to serving multiple generations. That's partly because the three daughters of Crawford Brock and his wife, Janet, have been learning the business from the mailroom on up. Leigh Brock Friend serves as PR Manager; Laura Brock Chandler is a Merchandising and Financial Analyst; and Helen Brock is an Accessories Buyer for The Shak. "I saw firsthand what my Dad did every day – what he had built – and felt so much pride for what he accomplished," says Leigh. "It opened the door to a whole new world."
Amid the sumptuous furs, made-to-measure suits, stunning gowns, handpicked cosmetics and sparkling jewels that we are so proud to sell, what keeps us going is the humble knowledge that we are a family business that is here to serve you. When it comes to style, we have your back (and front). After all, customers are part of the Korshak family, too.
In case you were wondering, back in the day, there was a real Stanley Korshak who founded his namesake luxury goods store in Chicago in 1909. The Chicago store closed in the early Eighties, and Dallas oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt bought the rights to the name. She opened Stanley Korshak as a designer clothing store in the courtyard of shops at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas in 1986. Hunt hired Brock to manage it in 1987, and he has shepherded it since.