About Us

Since 1848, Products as Unique as Our Name

To our customers, the name Hammacher Schlemmer, means many things. It means shopping from one of the most unique and innovative collections of products available anywhere in the world. It is an assurance of the highest quality always backed by our unconditional guarantee. It means customer service second to none provided by dedicated professionals who are willing to go that extra step.

It is our mission to enhance our customers' lives by bringing them unique products that either solve problems or further their lifestyle, and eliminate their need to comparison shop by providing them with, not only the best products in the marketplace, but the information supporting the reasons why these products are truly the best.

This kind of dedication to excellence has a long history at Hammacher Schlemmer. One that began in 1848, in the Bowery District of New York City, when two German immigrants had a vision of bringing the finest tools and hardware the world had to offer to a burgeoning construction trade. By the turn of the century, our store became known as "the place to go for things hard to find." In 1926, Hammacher Schlemmer began to add luxury housewares to the already famous product line. Always innovative, the store was the first to carry the steam iron, electric dry shaver, pop-up toaster, microwave oven and many more "firsts" over the ensuing years.

Much has changed at Hammacher Schlemmer. We have evolved from a hardware store in the Bowery to one of America's oldest, most venerated retailers. But, what has remained constant since 1848 is our dedication to searching for the most unique and innovative products and our commitment to providing unequaled customer service and a guarantee second to none.

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