Bringing Fashion to Cleveland Since 1960

Knuth’s was established as Knuth Shoes in 1960. The Bejeckian, Tomajian, and Knuth families ran a true family shoe store. We’ve been a fixture on the retail scene in Cleveland since.

Current ownership took over in 1987 and represents the third generation of this family business. Our West Side store opened in Rocky River in 1991 and we began to add women’s clothing and accessories in the early nineties.

Our first major expansion took place in 2000 when we dropped men’s shoes (after giving up the kid’s business in the seventies) to focus entirely on the women’s business.

Rocky River gave way to our current Westlake location in 2005 at the same time as our next big expansion in Pepper Pike.

John and Sherri of Knuth's

John and Sherri Bryan bought Knuth’s in 1987. Sherri grew up in the business and worked as an assistant buyer at Lazarus and May company. John became the store manager in 1983. Sherri and John have three grown children.

Knuth’s Management

Knuth's General Manager

Molly Phillips

General Manager

A career retailer, Molly worked for Knuth’s as a sales associate in the late 1990s. After management stints at Kohl’s and the Gap, she was tapped as Knuth’s GM in 2010. Molly stays very busy with three teenagers.

Knuth's Assistant Store Manager, Pepper Pike

Carolyn Safenovitz

Assistant Store Manager, Pepper Pike

Carolyn joined Knuth’s as a sales associate in 2004 after a career in graphic arts. She has been on the management team since 2006. Carolyn and her husband have a teenage daughter.

Knuth's Store Manager, Westlake

Tabatha Gable

Store Manager, Westlake

Chico’s loss was Knuth’s gain as Tabatha joined our team in 2015. A life-long West Sider, her retail experience also includes Acorn. Tabatha and her husband have two boys.

Knuth's Assistant Store Manager, Westlake

Lisa Baronni

Assistant Store Manager, Westlake

Lisa brings a wealth of experience in retail management from Saks. She brought her talents to Knuth’s in 2003. Lisa’s spare time is spent training her horse Deuce.

Pepper Pike Sales Associates

Westlake Sales Associates

Buyers