Enduring Family Tradition
From the Lower East Side of New York to a national leader in off-price apparel
We pride ourselves on being one of the best-known family businesses in the garment center today. Founded by Ben Elias in 1945 on Allen Street, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the company shipped $100,000 its first year in business. Today, led by Butch Elias, Ben’s son, along with his brother Stanley's sons Bobby and Allan, Ben Elias Industries has flourished as a national leader in off-price apparel.
Now a fourth-generation company, we are regarded as one of the largest off-price apparel distributors in the United States, offering more than 8,000 styles of men’s, women’s, children’s and special size, apparel and accessories from the world’s top brand manufacturers and famous designer labels. As our company continues to grow, it is our enduring family tradition and unwavering commitment to our customers that will continue to make Ben Elias a legendary name in the industry.
COO & President
Butch Elias, Ben's son, has been with the company for more than 42 years and is currently responsible for overseeing Ben Elias’ corporate and satellite interests. The key to a successful business lies within solid relationships, the right product, and fulfilling the customers' needs at the right price. Butch specializes in all of these; his business acumen and cutting-edge insight have been crucial to the growth of the company.
Chairman of the Board
Stanley Elias (Retired)
Stanley Elias had been with Ben Elias Industries for 50 years and played a central role in developing the company into what it is today. As the son of founder Ben Elias, until his retirement in 1999, Stanley proudly carried on the business principles set forth by his father: good service and good quality for a good price.
Executive Vice President
Running one of the industry’s largest and most respected warehouse operations is no small task. Allan’s key role as master strategist puts him at the center of a 300-employee operation where he deals with everything from unions to banking institutions in helping oversee the business’ overall continuity. Working closely with his brother, uncle and daughter, you may not see him in the showroom but you can guarantee Allan is playing a critical role behind the scenes.
Executive Vice President
Serving as one of Ben Elias’ chief deal negotiators, Bobby handles many of the company’s important buying relationships. A 25-year veteran with Ben Elias, in addition to overseeing the large buying staff, Bobby still has time to manage the company’s accounts receivables and payables; no easy task for this growing company.
Director of Operations
Carrying tradition forward, as the first in the fourth generation of family members at Ben Elias, Danielle serves as In-House Counsel having graduated from Fordham University School of Law. With the support of her father Allan, and uncles Butch and Bobby, she has created and currently manages BEyond, a division of BEI; focused on delivering on-trend designer apparel to the off price marketplace. In addition, she spearheads the sales division's most recent push towards a greater online presence.