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GUESS?, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and licensing of casual apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. Its product line comprises collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, and knitwear for men, women, and children under various brand names. The company also selectively grants licenses to manufacture and distribute a range of products that complement its apparel lines, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, and other fashion accessories. The company sells its products through its own stores to a network of wholesale accounts, and through the Internet. As of December 31, 2004, it operated a total of 287 stores, including 186 full-price retail stores, 86 factory outlet stores, 4 kids stores, 11 new concept stores in the United States and Canada, as well as 4 stores in Italy. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
BabyUniverse, Inc. operates as an online retailer of baby, toddler, and maternity products in the United States. The company, through its Web sites, BabyUniverse.com, DreamtimeBaby.com, PoshTots.com, and PoshLiving.com, offers baby, toddler, and maternity accessories; apparel; bedding; furniture; toys; and gifts. It also delivers content and media resources to a national audience of expectant parents through PoshCravings.com, ePregnancy.com, and BabyTV.com. The company was founded in 1997. It was formerly known as Everything But The Baby, Inc. and changed its name to BabyUniverse, Inc. in 2001. BabyUniverse is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.
Zumiez, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of action sports-related apparel, footwear, equipment, and accessories. The company's stores cater to young men and women between the ages of 12 and 24 who seek brands representing a lifestyle centered on activities, such as skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, bicycle motocross, and motocross. Its apparel offerings include tops; bottoms; outerwear; and accessories, such as caps, belts, and sunglasses. The company's footwear offerings consist of action sports-related athletic shoes and sandals. Its equipment offerings include skateboards; snowboards; and ancillary gear, such as boots and bindings. In addition, the company offers a selection of other items, such as novelties and DVDs. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 140 stores primarily located in shopping malls in 18 states. The company was founded in 1978 by Thomas D. Campion and is based in Everett, Washington. Zumiez, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Zumiez Holdings LLC, as of February 17, 2005.
The Buckle, Inc. operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. The company offers a selection of casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. As of May 12, 2005, it operated 330 retail stores in 38 states in the United States. The company was founded as Mills Clothing, Inc. by David Hirschfeld in 1948 and changed its name to Brass Buckle in 1967. Further, it changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in 1991. The Buckle is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.
Genesco, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of footwear, headwear, and accessories. The company distributes footwear under its own Johnston & Murphy brand and under the licensed Dockers brand to retail accounts, including various department, discount, and specialty stores. It operates through five segments: Journeys, Underground Station Group, Hat World, Johnston & Murphy, and Dockers Footwear. Journeys segment operates Journeys stores, located primarily in the southeast, Midwest, California, Texas, and Puerto Rico, selling footwear for young men and women, and children in 13-22 years age group. Underground Station segment operates Underground Station and Jarman retail stores, throughout the United States, selling footwear primarily for men in 20-35 years age group. Hat World segment operates Hat World, Lids, Hat Zone, Cap Connection, and headquarters stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. It sells licensed and branded headwear to men and women primarily in the mid-teen to mid-20's age group, as well as offers an assortment of college, MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL teams, and other specialty fashion categories. Johnston & Murphy segment operates retail and factory stores throughout the United States. It sells a range of men's dress and casual footwear and accessories. The company also sells Johnston & Murphy products directly to consumers through a direct mail catalog and e-commerce Websites. Dockers Footwear segment offers casual and dress casual footwear to men aged 30 to 55 through national retail chains that carry Dockers slacks and sportswear and in department and specialty stores. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 1,599 retail footwear and headwear stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and 19 headwear stores in Canada. Genesco was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
J. Crew Group, Inc. operates as a multichannel specialty retailer of women's and men's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. It offers women's and men's apparel and accessories, including, wedding and special occasion attire, weekend clothes, swimwear, loungewear, outerwear, shoes, bags, belts, hair accessories, and jewelry. The company also offers casual t-shirts and broken-in chinos; dresses, hand-beaded skirts, and double-faced cashmere jackets; men's haberdashery; and leather accessories. In addition, it provides apparel and accessories, such as argyles, embroidered critters, and cable knits for the children's market; and casual clothing, footwear, and accessories. The company sells its products through retail and factory stores, catalogs, and the Internet. As of February 3, 2007, J. Crew Group operated 176 retail stores and 51 factory stores in the United States. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of menswear. It operates throughout the United States primarily under the brand names of Men's Wearhouse and K&G, and under the brand name of Moores in Canada. The company's stores offers designer, brand name, and private label merchandise, including suits, sport coats, slacks, navy blazers, tuxedos, business casual, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, shoes, and accessories. Its K&G stores also offer ladies' career apparel. In addition, the company offers tuxedo rentals in its Men's Wearhouse stores. As of January 29, 2005, The Men's Wearhouse operated 593 retail apparel stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The company was incorporated in 1974 and is based in Houston, Texas.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH COMPANY (ANF)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel in the United States. It operates stores that sell casual apparel for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, and RUEHL brands. The company offers polos, humor tees, logo tees, athletic tees, sleeveless tees, shirts, shorts, surf or active shorts, pants, woven shirts, denim, outerwear, underwear, belts, jewelry, adjustable caps, stretch fit caps, flip flops, and cologne for men. Abercrombie & Fitch also provides polos, open neck knits, open neck graphics, shoulder showoff, ponchos, humor tees, vintage tees, tanks or camis, tube/halter tops, knits, shirts, denim minis, knit/woven minis, shorts, pants, fleece, sweaters, sleepwear, intimates, swimwear, totes/bags, belts, flip flops, and personal care for women. In addition, its stores offer music, movies, photos, postcards, desktop images, screen saver, and cool sites. As of May 5, 2005, the company operated 351 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 167 abercrombie stores, 260 Hollister Co. stores, and 5 RUEHL stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates e-commerce Web sites, through which it sells its products. Abercrombie & Fitch was established in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC (URBN)
Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle merchandising company, operates specialty retail stores in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment consists of Urban Outfitters stores, which offer women's and men's fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories, as well as an eclectic mix of apartment wares and gifts, including rugs, pillows, shower curtains, books, candles, and novelties; and Anthropologie stores, which provide women's casual apparel and accessories, and gifts and decorative items, as well as home furnishings, such as furniture, rugs, lighting, antiques, table top items, bedding, and gifts. These stores offer merchandise through the company's direct-to-consumer operations, which consist of a catalog and Web site. The Wholesale segment consists of its Free People wholesale division, which manufactures and distributes apparel to the retail segment and to specialty retailers worldwide. The Free People stores offer its merchandise through Web site. As of November 10, 2005, the company operated approximately 84 Urban Outfitters, 73 Anthropologie, and 5 Free People stores; 3 catalogs; and 3 Web sites. The company was co-founded by Richard A. Hayne and Scott A. Belair in 1970. Urban Outfitters is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BIG DOG HOLDING INC (BDOG)
Big Dog Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Big Dog USA, Inc. (Big Dogs), engages in the development, marketing, and retailing of a branded, lifestyle collection of consumer products, including activewear, casual sportswear, accessories, and gifts. Its products include graphic T-shirts, shorts, knit and woven shirts, fleece items, loungewear, and boxer shorts. Its apparel lines include collections of casual sportswear and activewear for adults, as well as collections for infants and children, and the big size market. It also sells a line of nonapparel products, including plush animals, stationery, and pet products. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 188 Big Dog stores.The company also sells footwear and accessories to men and women, through its subsidiary, The Walking Company (TWC), worldwide. As of the above date, TWC operated 74 specialty stores. Big Dog Holdings was co-founded by Andrew D. Feshbach in 1992. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
Deb Shops, Inc. operates specialty apparel retail stores in the United States. It offers women's sportswear, dresses, coats, lingerie, accessories, and shoes, as well as men's apparel. As of April 30, 2005, the company operated 323 retail stores in 41 states, including 314 stores under the name, DEB; 3 stores under the name, CSO; and 6 stores under the name, Tops `N Bottoms. It operates the stores in regional malls and strip shopping centers principally located in the East and Midwest regions of the United States. The company, formerly known as Joy Hosiery, was founded in 1932 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS INC (JOSB)
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. engages in designing, retailing, and direct marketing men's tailored and casual clothing, and accessories in the United States. It offers formal, business, and business casual apparel, as well as sportswear and golf apparel. The company's products include tuxedos, suits, shirts, vests, ties, sport coats, pants, overcoats, sweaters, belts and braces, socks, and underwear. In addition, Jos. A. Bank sells branded shoes. The company sells its products through conventional retail stores, catalog, and the Internet, as well as through franchisees. As of October 25, 2005, it operated 300 retail stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Jos. A. Bank was formed in 1905 and is headquartered in Hampstead, Maryland.
Nordstrom, Inc. operates as a fashion specialty retailer in the United States. It has three segments: Retail Stores, Credit Operations, and Catalog/Internet. The Retail Stores segment offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories. The Credit Operations segment operates the Nordstrom private label and co-branded VISA credit cards. The Catalog/Internet segment sells apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories via direct mail catalogs and the Nordstrom.com Web site. As of December 5, 2005, the company operated 99 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, 5 Faconnable boutiques, 1 free-standing shoe store, and 2 clearance store, as well as 32 Faconnable boutiques in Europe. Nordstrom was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
The Gap, Inc. operates as a specialty retailing company. It offers casual apparel, accessories, and personal care products under the Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. The company provides a range of products, including denim, khakis, and T-shirts, fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, intimate apparel, and personal care products for men, women, teens, and children. As of August 25, 2005, the Gap operated 3,050 stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. In addition, it offers products through gap.com, bananarepublic.com, and oldnavy.com Web sites. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Cache, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of women's apparel specialty stores. The company primarily offers sportswear that encompass a range of chic tops, bottoms, and dresses; dresses ranging from special occasion long dresses to shorter lengths for cocktail, and day-into-evening wear; and accessories, including jewelry, belts, and handbags. It owns and operates two separate store concepts, Cache and Lillie Rubin. The company's Cache stores targets women between the ages of 25 and 45, while Lillie Rubin stores offer apparel targeting women between the ages of 35 and 55. As of October 1, 2005, it operated 262 Cache stores and 39 Lillie Rubin stores in the United States. The company is headquartered in New York.
The Cato Corporation operates women's fashion specialty retail stores in the southeastern United States. It offers an assortment of apparel and accessories, including casual and dressy sportswear, dresses, careerwear, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags in junior/missy and plus sizes. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 1,222 women's fashion specialty retail stores under the names of Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, and It's Fashion! in 31 states. Its stores are located primarily in strip shopping centers anchored by national discounters or market-dominant grocery stores. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA INC (PSUN)
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of everyday casual apparel, footwear, and accessories primarily for the teens and young adults in the United States. It operates three mall-based chains of retail stores, under the names Pacific Sunwear' (PacSun), Pacific Sunwear Outlet', and d.e.m.o.' PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores specialize in board-sport inspired casual apparel, footwear, and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 12 and 22 years. d.e.m.o. stores specialize in hip-hop inspired casual apparel and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 16 and 24 years. In addition, it sells its products online. As of April 30, 2005, the company operated 754 PacSun stores, 86 PacSun Outlet stores, and 173 d.e.m.o. stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Pacific Sunwear was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.
Ross Stores, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home accessories primarily in the United States. The company operates its off-price retail stores under the Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS names. Its stores offer branded apparel, shoes, and accessories, as well as gift items, linens, and other home related merchandise. They also offer maternity, small furniture or furniture accents, educational toys and games, luggage, gourmet food and cookware, sporting goods, and fine jewelry. The company operated 663 Ross stores and 10 dd's DISCOUNTS stores, as of April 30, 2005. Ross Stores was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
Aeropostale, Inc. operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories in the United States. It designs, markets, and sells its own brand of merchandise principally targeting 11 to 18 year-old young women and young men. The company offers graphic t-shirts, tops, bottoms, sweaters, jeans, outerwear, and accessories. As of November 17, 2005, it operated 659 Aeropostale stores in 47 states and 13 Jimmy'Z stores in 10 states. Aeropostale sells its products through its stores or at organized sales events at college campuses. The company is headquartered in New York City.
ANNTAYLOR STORES CORPORATION (ANN)
AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes, and accessories. The company sells its products through retail stores and over the Internet at www.anntaylor.com and www.anntaylorloft.com. As of May 31, 2005, it operated 771 stores that comprised 361 Ann Taylor stores, 368 Ann Taylor LOFT stores, and 42 Ann Taylor Factory stores in 46 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer in the United States. The company offers various brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for the entire family in small and midsize markets. It operates under the Stage, Bealls, and Palais Royal names in the south central states, and under the Peebles name in the mid-Atlantic, southeastern, mid-western, and New England states. As of February 3, 2007, the company operated 655 stores. Stage Stores was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
GYMBOREE CORPORATION (GYMB)
The Gymboree Corporation operates as a specialty retailer. Its stores sell apparel and accessories for women and children, as well as play programs for children. The company operates in four divisions: Gymboree, Janie and Jack, Janeville, and Gymboree Play & Music. The Gymboree division retail stores offer child-appropriate apparel and accessories for children ages newborn to nine years. The Janie and Jack division offers crafted clothing and accessories for boys and girls sizes newborn to 4T. The Janeville division offers trend-infused apparel and accessories for women in their mid-30s and older. The Gymboree Play and Music division offers directed parent-child developmental play programs for childhood development through fun-filled sensory and motor activities. It also offers art classes and organizes birthday parties, as well as sells certain developmentally appropriate toys and audiotapes. As of June 15, 2005, the company operated approximately 546 Gymboree retail stores in the United States and 28 Gymboree retail stores in Canada, 57 Janie and Jack retail shops, and 15 Janeville stores in the United States. As of the same date, it offered directed parent-child developmental play programs at approximately 521 franchised and company-operated centers in the United States and 25 in other countries. The company also operates online stores at gymboree.com and janieandjack.com. The Gymboree Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC (AEO)
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a retailing company, engages in the design, marketing, and sale of clothing in the United States and Canada. The company offers jeans and graphic T-shirts, as well as accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics, and swimwear under American Eagle Outfitters', American Eagle', MARTIN + OSA', and AE' brand names, primarily targeting 15 to 25 year-olds. It also provides dormwear and intimates, including bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, and sweats under the aerie' brand name. As of February 3, 2007, the company operated 906 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 5 MARTIN + OSA stores. American Eagle Outfitters also distributes its merchandise through its e-commerce operation (ae.com). The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tween Brands, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate as a specialty retailer for tween girls in the United States. It primarily operates two specialty retailing concepts under the Limited Too' and Justice' brand names. The company offers apparel, such as jeans, other pants, skirts, shorts, and other denim and woven bottoms; knit tops and tee-shirts; dresses and outerwear; and accessories, including jewelry, hair ornaments, hats, key chains, wallets, backpacks, purses, belts, backpacks, and watches. Tween Brands also provides footwear, such as slippers, sandals, flip-flops, boots, and shoes; lifestyle products, including bedroom furnishings, music, stationery, electronic toys, games, candy, and party favors; girl care products, such as age-appropriate cosmetics and toiletries; and underwear, sleepwear, and swimwear for girls aged 7 to 14 years. The company also offers its products through its Web site, limitedtoo.com. As of February 3, 2007, it operated 563 Limited Too stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico; and 159 Justice stores in the United States. The company also licenses approximately 22 Limited Too stores in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, as of the above date. Tween Brands was founded in 1987. It was formerly known as Too, Inc. and changed its name to Tween Brands, Inc. in July 2006. The company is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
Syms Corp. and its subsidiaries operate a chain of off-price retail clothing stores in the United States. Its stores primarily sell men's tailored clothing and haberdashery; women's dresses, suits, and separates; children's apparel; and men's, women's, and children's shoes. The company's stores also offer luggage, domestics, and fragrances. As of May 29, 2004, Syms Corp operated 37 stores. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Hot Topic, Inc. operates as a mall-based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic and Torrid store concepts. Its Hot Topic stores sell a selection of music/pop culture-licensed and music/pop culture-influenced apparel, accessories, and gift items. The company's Torrid stores sell apparel, lingerie, shoes, and accessories. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 648 Hot Topic stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 114 Torrid stores. Hot Topic also sells products through its Web sites, www.hottopic.com and www.torrid.com, which reflect the Hot Topic and Torrid store concepts, and sells merchandise similar to that sold in the respective stores. The company is headquartered in City of Industry, California.
The Dress Barn, Inc. and its subsidiaries, operate a chain of women's apparel specialty stores in the United States. The company offers casual fashion apparel and sportswear, as well as dresses, suits, special occasion clothing, jewelry, hosiery, handbags, and shoes under its dressbarn and maurices brands. As of November 26, 2005, it operated 797 dressbarn and 511 maurices stores. The company was co-founded by Elliot S. Jaffe in 1962 and is based in Suffern, New York.
Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's intimate apparel, personal care and beauty products, and women's and men's apparel. The company operates through three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Apparel Business. The Victoria's Secret segment retails women's intimate apparel and beauty products, through stores, catalogue, and e-commerce. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,001 stores. The Bath & Body Works segment retails personal care and home fragrance products, as well as operates White Barn Candle Company. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,569 stores. The Apparel Business includes Express, which offer women's and men's apparel, sportswear, and accessories; and Limited Stores, a mall-based specialty store retailer of sportswear for women. As of the above date, the segment operated 884 Express stores and 323 Limited Stores. The company also operates specialty stores in New York City; and Columbus, Ohio that feature fashions and personal care products. Limited Brands was founded in 1963 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC (PSS)
Payless ShoeSource, Inc. operates as a family footwear retailer. The company offers athletic and casual footwear, dress shoes, sandals, work and fashion boots, and slippers, as well as accessories, such as handbags and hosiery. Its stores offer private and branded label footwear and accessories for women, men, and children. The company operates its stores in a variety of real estate formats, including shopping malls, central business districts, free-standing buildings, strip centers, and leased departments in other retailers, as well as leases its stores. As of April 30, 2005, Payless ShoeSource operated 4,646 retail stores in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Japan. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.
DSW, Inc. operates as a branded footwear retailer in the United States. It offers a selection of brand name and designer dress, casual, and athletic footwear for women and men. The company also offers a complementary selection of handbags, hosiery, and other accessories. As of September 7, 2005, DSW operated 187 stores in 32 states and also supplied 234 locations for other retailers. The company, formerly known as Shonac Corporation, was incorporated in 1969 and changed its name to DSW, Inc. in February 2005. DSW is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. DSW, Inc. is a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc.
CASUAL MALE RETAIL GROUP INC (CMRG)
Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (CMRG) operates as a specialty retailer of men's apparel. It operates under the trade names of Casual Male Big & Tall, Rochester Big & Tall Clothing, and Casual Male at Sears-Canada throughout the United States; Canada; and London, the United Kingdom. The Casual Male stores offer sportswear, dress clothing, and footwear for big and tall male customers. Its merchandise includes jeans, casual slacks, T-shirts, polo shirts, dress shirts, and suit separates. The Rochester Big & Tall stores carry a selection of apparel from branded manufacturers and offer apparel from casual activewear to dressy suits. As of November 11, 2005, CMRG operated 491 Casual Male Big & Tall stores, 13 Casual Male at Sears-Canada stores, and 24 Rochester Big & Tall stores, as well as a direct to consumer business, which included catalog and 2 e-commerce sites, www.casualmale.com and www.rochesterclothing.com. The company was incorporated in 1976 as Designs, Inc. and changed its name to Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. in 2002. CMRG is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
JONES APPAREL GROUP INC (JNY)
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. engages in designing, marketing, and wholesaling branded apparel, footwear, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company sells a range of sportswear, suits, and dresses, and casual sportswear for women; jeanswear for men, women, and children; and women's footwear and accessories. It also provides accessories, which include handbags, and small leather goods and costume, as well as semi-precious, sterling silver, and marcasite jewelry. In addition, Jones Apparel Group licenses the use of its various brand names to manufacturers and distributors of women's and men's apparel and accessories worldwide. The company sells its products through an array of distribution channels, including better specialty and department stores, and mass merchandisers. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 402 specialty retail stores and 625 outlet stores. Jones Apparel Group was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
The Talbots, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer and cataloger of women's, children's, and men's apparel, accessories, and shoes. It offers a collection of sportswear, casual wear, dresses, coats, sweaters, accessories, and shoes, consisting of its own branded merchandise in misses, petites, woman's, and woman's petite sizes. The company also provides an assortment of clothing and accessories for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls, as well as offers a line of men's sportswear and dress furnishings. As of May 5, 2005, The Talbots operated 1,054 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company sells its products through its retail stores, catalogs, and Web site. The Talbots was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as the retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. It operates through two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories under various brand names for running, basketball, hiking, tennis, aerobics, fitness, baseball, football, and soccer. The Direct-to-Customers segment reflects Footlocker.com, Inc., which sells footwear, apparel, equipment, and team licensed private-label merchandise to customers through catalogs and Internet Web sites. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 3,967 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Foot Locker was incorporated in 1879 and is headquartered in New York City.
WILSONS THE LEATHER EXPERTS INC (WLSN)
Wilsons The Leather Experts, Inc. (WLEI) operates as a specialty retailer of leather outerwear, accessories, and apparel for men, women, and kids in the United States. It offers various leather products, including jackets, handbags, footwear, sports wear, pants and skirts, and cases for organizers and phones. The company's accessory products primarily consist of gloves, handbags, wallets, briefcases, computer cases, planners, and belts. WLEI operates its outlet stores primarily under the name Wilsons Leather Outlet and provides its products under various labels, including M. Julian, Maxima, Pelle Studio, and Wilsons Leather. It also offers a limited selection of other designer brands, including Kenneth Cole and Andrew Marc in its stores. As of July 2, 2005, WLEI operated 430 stores located in 45 states, including 306 mall stores, 109 outlet stores and 15 airport stores. The company also offers its products through its e-commerce site, www.wilsonsleather.com. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
Chico's FAS, Inc. engages in the design and retail of private label, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other nonclothing gift items in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The company offers its products under the Chico's, White House|Black Market (WH|BM), and Soma by Chico's brand names. The Chico's brand includes exclusively designed, private label clothing focusing on women who are 35 years old. The WH|BM brand focuses on women who are 25 years old. Its offers clothing made from various natural and synthetic fabrics, including cotton, rayon, silk, polyester, tencel, microfibers, and matte jersey, all in white and black, and related shades. The Soma by Chico's brand offers products in intimate apparel, sleepwear, bodywear, and active wear. Chico's FAS also offers accessories, which include handbags, belts, and shoes, as well as jewelry, including earrings, watches, necklaces, and bracelets, that are designed to coordinate with the colors and patterns of its brands. The company operated 688 women's specialty stores, as of May 5, 2005. It also sells its products through catalog and online. Chico's FAS was founded by Marvin J. Gralnick and Helene B. Gralnick in 1983. It was formerly known as Chico's Folk Art Specialties, Inc. and changed its name to Chico's FAS, Inc. in 1990. The company is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.
CHARMING SHOPPES INC (CHRS)
Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer with stores located throughout the continental United States. The company merchandises plus-size, misses, and junior sportswear, dresses, coats, and intimate apparel, as well as accessories and casual footwear. As of April 30, 2005, Charming Shoppes operated 2,230 stores in 48 states. It also engages in online sale of its products. Charming Shoppes was incorporated in 1940 and is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
RETAIL VENTURES INC (RVI)
Retail Ventures, Inc., a holding company, operates off-price department stores in the United States. The company operates its stores under the Value City, DSW, and Filene's Basement names. The Value City off-price department stores offer men's, women's, and children's apparel, accessories, jewelry, shoes, home furnishings, toys, health and beauty care items, and commodities. The DSW stores offer brand name and designer dress, casual, and athletic footwear for men and women. DSW stores also offer handbags, hosiery, and other accessories. In addition, DSW also operates and supplies merchandise to 202 locations for other retailers in the United States. The Filene's Basement off-price department stores offer branded apparel, home goods, and accessories, including men's and women's apparel and shoes. The company operated 116 Value City stores in the midwest, mid-Atlantic, and southeastern U.S.; 26 Filene's Basement stores in the northeast; and 172 DSW shoe stores in various metropolitan areas, as of January 29, 2005. Retail Ventures is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Retail Ventures, Inc. is majority owned by Schottenstein Stores Corporation.
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION (CBK)
Christopher & Banks Corporation operates retail specialty stores, selling women's apparel in the United States, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Christopher & Banks, Inc., Christopher & Banks Company, and Christopher & Banks Services Company. As of September 20, 2005, Christopher & Banks operated 679 women's specialty stores in 45 states under the names: Christopher & Banks, C.J. Banks, and Acorn. The company had 489 Christopher & Banks stores, 169 C.J. Banks stores, and 21 Acorn stores. Its Christopher & Banks stores offer fashions featuring assortments of sportswear and sweaters in sizes 4 to 16. The C.J. Banks stores offer similar assortments of women's specialty apparel in sizes 14W and up. Acorn offers upscale women's fashions along with complementary jewelry and accessories under private and branded labels. The company was founded in 1956. It was formerly known as Braun's Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in 2000. The company is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.
CHARLOTTE RUSSE HOLDING INC (CHIC)
Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer, sells apparel, accessories, and footwear for young women in their teens and twenties in the United States. The company operates Charlotte Russe and Rampage retail stores that offer ready-to-wear apparel, including knit and woven tops, dresses, shorts, pants, and skirts, as well as seasonal items, such as prom dresses and outerwear. As of November 4, 2005, it operated 408 stores in 42 states and Puerto Rico. Charlotte Russe Holding was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Shoe Carnival, Inc. operates as a footwear retailer in the United States. The company sells men's, women's, children's, and athletics footwear through its retail stores. Its stores also offer complementary accessories, such as handbags, wallets, shoe care items, and socks. As of July 30, 2005, the company operated 266 stores in the midwest, south, and southeast regions. Shoe Carnival was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
Citi Trends, Inc. operates as a retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories in the United States. The company offers branded merchandise for men, women, and children, as well as private label products and an assortment of home decor items. Its merchandise includes apparel, accessories, and home decor. In apparel, the company offers men's and women's dresses, sportswear, and plus size offerings, as well as children's, which includes offerings for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls. In accessories, it offers intimate apparel, handbags, hats, jewelry, footwear, toys, belts, and sleepwear. In home decor, the company offers giftware, lamps, pictures, mirrors, and figurines. It offers its products through stores. As of October 5, 2005, the company operated 224 stores in urban and rural markets in 12 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Citi Trends was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.
Stein Mart, Inc. operates a retail store chain that offers fashion merchandise in the United States. The company's stores offer an assortment of merchandise featuring moderate to designer brand-name apparel for women, men, and children, as well as accessories, gifts, linens, and shoes. Stein Mart also operates ladies boutique in its stores. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 259 stores. Stein Mart was founded in 1908 by Sam Stein. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Wet Seal, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of apparel and accessory items designed for female consumers in the United States. The company operates two nationwide, primarily mall-based chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. The Wet Seal targets the fashion-conscious junior customer by providing brand name and company-developed apparel and accessories. The Arden B. stores cater to the contemporary woman. With a mix of European and custom in-house designs, Arden B. delivers a wardrobe of fashion separates and accessories for all facets of the customer's lifestyle: everyday, wear-to-work, special occasion, and casual. The company also sells its products through its Web site. It operates a total of 401 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, including 310 Wetseal stores and 91 ArdenB stores. The Wet Seal was founded in 1962 by Lorne Huycke. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California.
NEW YORK & COMPANY INC (NWY)
New York & Company, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel in the United States. It offers a merchandise assortment of casual and wear-to-work apparel and accessories, including pants, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, active wear, handbags, and jewelry. The company designs and sources its branded merchandise, which are sold through its network of retail stores. As of November 31, 2005, the company operated 528 retail stores in 45 states. The company, formerly known as NY & Co. Group, Inc., was founded in 1918. New York & Company is headquartered in New York City.
BAKERS FOOTWEAR GROUP INC (BKRS)
Bakers Footwear Group, Inc. operates as a mall-based, specialty retailer of footwear and accessories targeting young women in the United states. The company sells both casual and dress footwear. The casual footwear include sport shoes, sandals, athletic shoes, outdoor footwear, casual daywear, weekend casual, casual booties, and tall-shafted boots. The dress footwear includes career footwear, tailored shoes, dress shoes, special occasion shoes, and dress booties. The company also offers various accessories, including handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, ear clips and earrings, hosiery, scarves, and other items. As of March 28, 2005, the company operated 221 stores, including 178 Bakers stores and 29 Wild Pair stores. The company was founded in 1924 under the name Weiss-Kraemer, Inc. and later changed its name to Weiss and Neuman Shoe Co. Further, the name was changed to Bakers Footwear Group, Inc. in 2001. The company is headquartered in St.Louis, Missouri.
Shoe Pavilion, Inc. operates as an independent off-price footwear retailer that offers a range of women's, men's, and children's designer label and name brand merchandise. As of March 21, 2005, the company operated 84 retail stores under the trade name Shoe Pavilion located in strip malls, outlet centers, and downtown locations in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. It also offers its products through the Internet. The company, formerly known as Shoe Pavilion Corporation, was founded in 1979 and is based in Pinole, California.
Mothers Work, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of maternity apparel in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. It offers casual and career wear, formal attire, lingerie, sportswear, and outerwear in Motherhood Maternity, Mimi Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod stores. The Motherhood Maternity stores serve the value-priced portion of the maternity apparel industry located in enclosed malls, strip and power centers, and central city business districts. The Mimi Maternity stores serve the middle market priced portion of the maternity apparel industry located in regional malls, lifestyle centers, and central business districts. The A Pea in the Pod stores are luxury maternity brands located in upscale venues. Its products are sold on the Web through its maternitymall.com and chain-specific Web sites. As of September 30, 2005, Mothers Work operated 1,591 retail locations, including 852 stores and 739 leased departments throughout the United States and Canada. The company was co-founded by Dan W. Matthias and Rebecca C. Matthias in 1980 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CHILDRENS PLACE RETAIL STORES INC (PLCE)
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of merchandise for children from newborn to ten years of age. It designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells apparel and accessories, and other children's-oriented merchandise. The company's products include apparel, toys, plush, and souvenirs. As of May 28, 2005, it owned and operated 759 The Children's Place stores and 307 Disney Stores in North America. The company also offers its products online through www.childrensplace.com and www.disneystore.com. The Children's Place Retail Stores is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The Finish Line, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of brand name athletic outdoor and lifestyle footwear, activewear, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United States. The company offers footwear for basketball, running, cross-training, fitness, tennis, outdoor, and casual and lifestyle. Its activewear products consists of jackets, caps, tops, pants, shorts, windwear, running wear, warm-ups, fleece, fitness wear, and sport-casual wear. In addition, the company carries licensed apparel and caps, as well as offers socks, athletic bags, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, and shoe-care products. As of April 15, 2005, the company operated 646 stores in 46 states. The Finish Line was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.