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Patagonia Fleece

Thursday, November 9, 2017 1:53:01 PM America/New_York

One of the newer brands featured at "Herb’s" this Fall is Patagonia. Although we’ve been carrying Patagonia for a few years, in Fall 2017 we broadened our selection of styles and rolled out apparel into all of our nine stores and our website.

The appeal of the brand spans generations. Some of us remember Patagonia from the 1970’s when it first made noise in the outdoor world. But millennials have re-discovered the brand and are becoming avid supporters of the brand and its message.

That message includes supporting Fair Trade practices. Most of the products we carry, such as the Better Sweater and the Snap-T, are Fair Trade Certified sewing. Patagonia also takes great care to source materials and to use processes that are minimally harmful to our environment. They also donate a minimum of 1% of their sales to environmental causes. Over the years this has generated over $90 million in donations!

All that’s important, right, but how’s the product?! Is the apparel attractive? Is it comfortable? Does it wear well? The answers are yes; yes; and yes! Patagonia offers classic, well-constructed apparel that’s perfect for outdoor life in Central New York. The company also offers an Ironclad Guarantee that if you are not satisfied with any Patagonia product, or if the product does not perform to your satisfaction, you may return it to Patagonia for repair, replacement or refund.

So, come on it to Herb’s and try on a Patagonia Better Sweater; a Snap-T; a Retro-X jacket or vest; or other fun fall pieces. We think you’ll be pleased.

Welcome to the "Herb’s" family, Patagonia!

Posted in Blog Articles By Admin

The Bus Is Coming: Get Fashionable

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:22:44 PM America/New_York



The countdown has begun and the time has come to get prepared for the rapidly approaching first day of school.

While parents think of clothing, backpacks, and what they are going to do with all their free are focusing on friends, Snapchat, and the dreaded homework. So, this blog is for the parents who we hope to assist with finding the items your kids should be focusing on. 

Herb's carries all the latest backpacks, duffels, and sackpacks featuring brands like Columbia, Fox Racing, High Sierra, The North Face, and Under Armour. The combination of style and quality at an affordable price is the reason why Herb's is your one-stop school shop.


Along with our wide array of backpacks and accesories we have deals on the latest fashions and classics your kids are ready to sport. We have great deals on Lee and Levi's jeans for all ages. Men's and Ladies Under Armour Pullover Hoodies are on sale, along with NFL Tees, and a select group of North Face Tees & Hoodies

Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

Men Wearing Spandex?

Monday, August 14, 2017 10:53:00 AM America/New_York

News bulletin:  Men are just discovering what women found out a number of years ago--that spandex fibers added to everyday apparel makes clothes REALLY comfortable.  Lots of women’s clothes contain spandex in varying degrees from 2% to 20% of the fiber content.  The 2% just gives you room to breathe; the 20% means you’re wearing tights.

Not too many men wear tights—at least not outside the gym.  But they have begun to accept having the 2% or 3% of stretch fiber providing comfort to their favorite jeans or casual pants.  We’re definitely seeing more sales in these items than we did a couple of years ago; and our sales staff is telling us that men are either asking for stretch or are willing to listen to us explain its benefits.

Our favorite brands, like Levi, Lee--and even that Rugged Guy’s brand, Wrangler!--have added stretch to their basic styles.  We now carry jeans and casual pants containing minimal stretch from all three of these vendors.  Look for:

-- Advanced Comfort by Wrangler

-- Levi’s Dockers Signature Khaki

-- Extreme Motion or Extreme Comfort by Lee

Lee’s Extreme Motion or Extreme Comfort also contains a stretch waistband.  Now, this isn’t your grandfather’s elastic waist—this is a high-tech advanced waistband that comes out of the active apparel market. It’s about taking that comfort you feel in your gym clothes and bringing it into your everyday wardrobe.  

There IS one caveat about spandex—the fibers break down a bit earlier in the wear cycle than traditional cotton fibers.  And they don’t love clothes dryer heat.  But if you just cut back on drying those jeans on high heat for a full cycle, you should have many years of wear.  

Come on into Herb’s and ask a salesperson to show you our offerings in men’s jeans and casual pants that contain that hint of stretch.  Or look for the signs in the pants department.  We know you’ll be pleased.  Then go ahead—take a deep breath!


Posted in Blog Articles By Admin

July 4th-Celebrate The Savings

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3:21:28 PM America/New_York


We declare our independence this July 4th and celebrate the freedom we have as Americans. No matter how you plan to celebrate this year you can find all you need at any of our nine locations and on our website. Remember, all online orders over $17.76 earn free shipping on July 4th.

Herb’s carry a wide array of American flags that are made right here in The United States. We carry embroidered and sewn Flags, Flag kits, and Flags on sticks for the children to wave at the parade.

Check out Carhartt and Rothco apparel featuring the proud colors of our great nation.

Are you having a BBQ to commemorate the 4th? Herb’s carries tents, stoves, coolers, and bug spray to keep you a happy camper. No matter what part of America you live in have a safe and joyful Independence Day. Wave your flag proudly!

Get In-Get Out-And Wave It!

Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

Enjoy a Safe Summer!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:18:39 PM America/New_York

The forecast is promising 90 degrees this weekend and Central New York has been awaiting this for months. As the warmer days approach please remember that safety for your family should always hold precedence. No matter how you “Get Out And Live It” make sure to follow these important safety tips. It’s Getting Hot Out There…so, keep hydrated! Even if you think you’re drinking enough water, chances are you could be drinking more. If you are engaged in high-impact outdoor activities drink two to four (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids per hour at a minimum. Not drinking enough water can trigger life-threatening conditions like heat stroke or damage to your organs.

As the weather warms up the mosquitoes will swarm. Some mosquitoes can carry diseases that are far worse than impending itchiness. With the recent rash of Zika Virus and West Nile, the best way to prevent it it is to ward them off from the beginning. Make sure to use a repellent spray, candle, band, or repellent clothing and reapply if applicable as necessary. When you are outside avoid floral perfumes and wear light-colored loose clothing. Mosquitoes hate certain smells including citrus, basil, and eucalyptus. If a natural approach is your preference you can wear these oils or grow these in your garden to ward off pesks.

The pools are opening and the beaches are packed. Ensure that if you are in a public facility that a lifeguard is present and that personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are utilized. If you are in a private facility, ensure children are monitored constantly and ensure PFD’s are properly fitted for their age and weight. Keep in mind that sunscreen needs to be applied and reapplied even when you’re in the water. You might not feel the burn when you’re swimming, but coating yourself with a waterproof sunscreen will protect you throughout your summertime activities. Here at Herb’s we want to wish you and your family an enjoyable and safe summer.

Please come to any of our 9 locations or shop online at to find items that will keep you and your family safe this summer.

Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

Happy Father's Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:20:20 PM America/New_York


A wise man once told me, “If you can look in the mirror every day and like who you see then you’re doing okay”. He reminded me gently of the importance of honesty, hard work, and most importantly family. Father’s Day lands on June 18th this year and Herb’s wants to help you find that perfect gift for that wise man in your life. Order early at and receive free priority shipping June 8th through June 11th. If you are short on time, we also have a buy online-pick up in-store option. 

Dads are able to make us feel protected, loved, and important. It might seem daunting to locate a gift that will fit dad completely. This year, skip the tie and get him something he really can use and enjoy. Take a moment and think of the times dad finds peace and relaxation. For my father, those times include time spent in his boat on Kayuta Lake. Herb’s has a wide array of kayaks and canoes that are available in any of our nine locations. You can visit our website to look at the many boats we offer along with specs and low prices. We also sell a wide array of accessories to make the trip easier on dad including roof racks, tie downs, paddles, and load straps.  

Is grandpa an avid fisherman? Check out our brand new site arrivals of rods, reels, and combos. Our detailed descriptions and pictures will guide you to find the perfect pole whether he’s a novice or a top-notch trawler. You will also find a selection of lures, waders; tackle boxes, and coolers to store all those fish Pop catches.

Remember, if you are still unsure of what to buy dad this Father’s Day you can pick up a $10-$25-$50-$75, or $100 giftcard for his favorite store or visit Dad’s Deals for some great gift ideas

Happy Father’s Day!


Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

10% Discount For All Our Veterans Throughout The Month of May

Monday, May 15, 2017 2:16:42 PM America/New_York

We thank you for your service and dedication to our country with a 10% discount at all of our 9 locations throughout the month of May. Not only have you served your country, you have sacrificed for every American citizen so we may be able to live free. We give our respect to the men and woman who have served and who continue to serve today. Our veterans are the backbone of this country and hold it together no matter who tries to shake its borders.

Along with your 10% discount, you can save on 5.11 Tactical Gear until May 20, 2017, as well as enjoy $10 off a $50 purchase this Thursday through Saturday (05/18-05/20).

Remember, every Tuesday is Military Appreciation Day here at Herb Philipson’s. 

Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

Fidget Spinners Coming to Herb's

Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:37:27 AM America/New_York

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of 3 and 18 you have most likely been on the other end of fidget spinner madness. If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, let me explain. They were originally designed in the 1990’s by a woman in search of a tool that could aid her with an ailment which caused muscle weakness. Her patent was sold to Hasbro toys and the Fidget Spinner was officially born.

In 2016, the public saw another benefit of the spinner with helping people suffering from ADHD, autism, and anxiety. The jury is still out on how beneficial fidget spinners truly are for use as an aide. One thing is certain though, its popularity is exploding!

So spin on over to any of our 9 locations and grab your fidget spinner today.


Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:18:30 PM America/New_York


This Sunday, May 14th is a day we recognize and appreciate all the love we have for the women in our lives. Our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and step-mothers have helped guide and protect us throughout our lives. It may be difficult to find just the right gift to give them as a token of your love and admiration. Here at Herb’s, we would like to help you with some suggestions that will help make that process easier.

One of the best gifts is the gift of relaxation. What better way to unwind than in a hammock on a sunny summer day. Our Byer of Maine Barbados Hammock defines comfort with its soft cotton/Poly material that boasts to be more comfortable than her favorite pair of jeans. It's perfect for one or two people and comes in various color choices. For those who might not have an option to hang their hammock on a tree, we also offer the Texsport Hammock Stand which is easy for you to assemble for mom.

The best part about being a mother is the time she spends with those she loves. This weekend have a family get-together in the backyard with your all-time favorite games. Our Franklin Badminton Set and our wide selection of Wham-O Frisbees gets everyone involved in the game and provides hours of fun and laughter.

Growing up my mother would always tell me to eat all of my food because there were starving children in other countries that would love my leftovers. I wish I had known about the Foodsaver Gamesaver back then. I could have ensured mom that my leftovers would stay fresher longer.

Every woman loves a comfortable shoe that also has style. Herb’s offers an array of sandals, sneakers, hikers, boots, and fashion footwear.  One of my personal favorites is the Keen Venice H2 Sandal. With summer approaching quickly, this sandal offers versatility to help guide mom through all her daily activities.

If you are still wondering what to get Mom for her special day, you can also purchase the Herb Philipson’s Gift Card that can be used at any of our nine locations as well as on our website.

We at Herb Philipson’s want to wish all of the women in our lives a wonderful and Happy Mother’s Day.





Posted in Blog Articles By Stacy Wurz

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