About Us

Bivouac was founded in 1970 by Ed Davidson while a senior at University of Iowa. In 1971 Ed left Iowa City and opened the Ann Arbor store. Originally Bivouac was an army surplus store which has evolved to sell a unique mix of Men’s and Women's clothing and gear.
We hire only the most experienced and knowledgeable staff. We offer a broad array of services such as shipping, rentals and repairs. Our goal is to match the customer with the right product for their needs.
And to answer the most asked question of all..."Bivouac" means temporary campsite and can be used as a noun or verb.
Ed Davidson - Owner
AJ Davidson - President
Lisa Weiss - Women's Fashion Buyer
Oksana Overman - Women's Fashion Manager
Maisie Baubie - General Manager and Women's Outdoor Buyer
Clayton Smith - Outdoor Manager
Kristin Bahleda - Outdoor Assistant Manager
Coco Herrerias - Women's Fashion Assistant Manager
Nick Empey - Outdoor Assistant Manager
Cayla Samano - Outdoor Assistant Manager