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Deb Shops
Symbol: DEBS 


December 2014: The Deb Shops retail chain filed its second bankruptcy in less than four years on Thursday and said it may conduct a going-out-of-business sale at its 295 stores that specialize in teen and young women's fashion, according to court documents. Read more about The Deb Shops Going Out of Business on the Fashion Blog.

November 2004 Description

Established in 1932, Deb Shops was originally known as Joy Hosiery, a leading retailer of foundation garments in and around Philadelphia. Today, the company has evolved to become a nationwide leading junior apparel retailer under the brand names DEB, CSO, and Tops 'N Bottoms. There are over 330 stores in 41 states.
dELIA*s, Inc.
Symbol: DLIA

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Learn more about dELIA*s here on Apparel Search.

December 2014

dELiA*s, Inc., an omni-channel retail company primarily marketing to teenage girls, announced on December 8, 2014 that it, along with certain of its subsidiaries , has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains, NY (the "Bankruptcy Court") on December 7, 2014. Read more about dELiA's Chapter 11 filing.

February 2006 Description

a direct marketing and retail company comprised of three lifestyle brands primarily targeting consumers between the ages of 12 and 19. Its brands - dELiA*s, Alloy and CCS - were formerly part of Alloy, Inc.'s Alloy Merchandising Group and are well-established, differentiated, lifestyle brands that generate revenue by selling apparel, accessories, footwear, room furnishings and action sports equipment predominantly to teenage consumers through direct mail catalogs, websites and, for dELiA*s, mall-based specialty retail stores.
Delta Apparel


November 2004 Description
They are a vertically integrated marketer, manufacturer and distributor of high quality branded and private label activewear apparel. They specialize in selling a variety of branded casual and athletic activewear tops and bottoms, embellished and unembellished T-shirts, and fleece products for the ever-changing apparel market.  Their products are sold to screen printers, private label accounts and distributors, as well as being sold through specialty sporting goods stores and department stores. In addition, certain products are sold in college bookstores and to the U.S. Military.


Delta Galil Industries
Symbol: DELT  Chart


November 2004 Description
Delta Galil Industries Ltd. is a leading global apparel company specializing in intimate apparel, men's underwear and socks. The Company produces customized, innovative fashion and basic apparel for leading retailers and brands around the world. Since its inception in 1975, Delta has expanded from its original base in Israel to encompass design, development and manufacturing centers on four continents and service more than 50 customers in the US, the UK, continental Europe and Israel. With more than 12,000 employees located worldwide, Delta exemplifies the concept of a global company and takes pride in being a responsible corporate citizen.


Delta Woodside Industries


November 2004 Description
Delta Woodside Industries, Inc. is the parent of subsidiaries that are engaged in the manufacture, sale and distribution of textile products. The Company produces woven textile fabrics through its Delta Mills operating subsidiary, which is the only business segment of the Company. Delta Woodside produces cotton pants-weight woven fabric used in the manufacture of casual slacks, such as Levi-Strauss' Dockers and Haggar Corp.'s Wrinkle-free. Other apparel items manufactured with the Company's fabrics include women's chino pants, women's blazers and career apparel (uniforms). The Company sells its fabrics primarily to numerous apparel manufacturers, and apparel resellers and their subcontractors. The Company also sells camouflage fabric and other fabrics used in apparel for the United States Department of Defense.


Dillard Inc.


November 2004 Description Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nations largest fashion apparel and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $7.8 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum value to its shoppers, with fairly priced merchandise complemented by exceptional customer service. Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, including products sourced and marketed under Dillard's exclusive brand names. The Company comprises 328 stores, spanning 29 states, all operating with one name - Dillard's.
Dress Barn
Symbol: DBRN  Chart
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November 2004 Description
The Dress Barn, Inc., headquartered in Suffern, NY, is one of the nation's leading women's specialty retailers offering quality career and casual fashion apparel at value prices. As of October 30, 2004, the Company operated 792 stores in 45 states. On November 17, 2004 they announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Maurices Incorporated for $320 million subject to certain adjustments, and will finance the transaction through a combination of cash on hand and new credit facilities. Dress Barn intends to refinance a portion of the new credit facilities with funds raised through debt or equity-linked offerings in the capital markets. Dress Barn anticipates the acquisition will be accretive within the first full year of combined operations and annual sales of the combined company are expected to exceed $1.1 billion. The transaction, unanimously approved by Dress Barn's Board of Directors, is expected to close in January 2005 and is subject to customary closing conditions.   Founded in 1931, Maurices is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. Known as a small town specialty store, Maurices is a unique retail concept that offers a broad assortment of fashionable, high quality apparel and accessories to 17-34 year old women and men who seek stylish clothing for both casual and dressy occasions. With a current total of 464 stores in 38 states, Maurices stores are located in strip centers and malls and are typically the destination of choice for fashion-conscious customers in the markets it serves. Maurices is differentiated from its competitors based on its breadth of offerings, with a wide variety of proprietary branded merchandise in addition to well-known national fashion labels. This is reinforced by an attractive value proposition, with average prices that are below those of larger market specialty store competitors.


November 2004 Description
The Company, which was founded in 1901 in Abilene, Kansas, is a regional retailer operating in 21 states in the central United States. The Company's strategy since the late 1980's is to expand by targeting smaller markets not served by other regional or national full-line retail discount chains and to offer the most convenient access to retail shopping within each market. The Company's ALCO discount stores offer a full line of quality merchandise consisting of approximately 35,000 items including automotive, candy, crafts, domestics, electronics, fabrics, furniture, hardware, health and beauty aids, housewares, jewelry, ladies', men's and children's apparel and shoes, pre-recorded music and video, sporting goods, seasonal items, stationary and toys. The Company's smaller Duckwall variety stores offer a more limited selection of merchandise. As of February 11, 2003 the Company operates 177 ALCO discount stores, accounting for approximately 92% of the total company sales of $411 million in fiscal 2003, and 85 Duckwall Variety stores.
Family Dollar Stores


November 2004 Description
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. is one of the fastest growing discount store chains in the United States. During the last ten years, more than 3,000 new stores have been added to the chain, of which over 2,000 were added in the last five years. The merchandising concept that drives this growth offers customers good values in low cost, basic merchandise for family and home needs. Their merchandise is sold at everyday low prices in a no frills, low overhead, self-service environment. Most merchandise is priced under $10.00. Stores are located in a contiguous 44-state area ranging northeast from Maine, southeast to Florida, as far northwest as Idaho and southwest to Arizona. Family Dollar stores generally range in size from 7,500 to 9,500 square feet, and most are operated in leased facilities. The relatively small size permits the Company to open new stores in rural areas and small towns, as well as in large urban neighborhoods. Within these markets, the stores are located in shopping centers or as freestanding buildings or in urban storefronts convenient to the Company's value-conscious customer base.
Federated Department Stores
Symbol: FD  Chart
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February 2006 Description
Federated, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2006 sales expected to be more than $27 billion. Federated operates more than 850 department stores and more than 720 bridal and formalwear stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Famous-Barr, Filene's, Foley's, Hecht's, Kaufmann's, Lord & Taylor, L.S. Ayres, Marshall Field's, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-May, Strawbridge's, The Jones Store, David's Bridal, After Hours Formalwear and Priscilla of Boston. The company also operates and Bloomingdale's By Mail.
Finish Line


November 2004 Description
The Finish Line, Inc. is one of the nation's leading athletic specialty retailers, offering the best selection of footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Finish Line is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol FINL and currently operates more than 550 stores in 46 states.


Foot Locker
Symbol: FL  


November 2004 Description
Foot Locker, Inc. is a global retailer of athletic footwear and apparel, operating mall-based stores in North America, Europe and Australia. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in two segments: Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment is an international athletic footwear and apparel retailer, whose formats include Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports. The Direct-to-Customers segment reflects, Inc., which sells through its affiliates, including Eastbay, Inc., through catalogs and the Internet. In May 2004, the Company acquired 350 of Footstar, Inc.'s remaining 353 Footaction stores.
Footstar Inc.


November 2004 Description
Footstar is one of the largest footwear retailers in the United States competing in the discount/family footwear sector.  The Company offers a broad assortment of discount and family footwear through licensed footwear departments operated by Meldisco. As of July 31, 2004, the Company operates 2,389 Meldisco licensed footwear departments nationwide in Kmart, Rite Aid and Federated Department Stores. The Company also distributes its own Thom McAn brand of quality leather footwear through Kmart, Wal-Mart and Shoe Zone stores.   On March 2, 2004, Footstar voluntarily filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.


November 2005 Description
Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California, with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, they are one of the world's largest specialty retailers with three of the most recognized and respected brands in the apparel industry
Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Gap Inc. has more than 150,000 employees supporting about 3,000 stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan.  Gap Inc. opened the first three Old Navy stores in 1994, in the Northern California cities of Colma, San Leandro, and Pittsburg. Old Navy's mission is to offer affordable, fashionable clothing and accessories for the whole family. All of their merchandise is sold under the Old Navy name and only in their stores or on their website.
Symbol: GOT  Chart


November 2004 Description
Gottschalks Inc. is a regional department and specialty store chain based in Fresno, California. The Company currently operates 64 full-line "Gottschalks" department stores which offer moderate to better brand-name merchandise and are located in California, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. The Company also operates 11 "Village East" and "Gottschalks" specialty stores, which carry a more limited selection of merchandise.   The Company has operated for 100 years since its founding by Emil Gottschalk in 1904. In 1986, when the Company announced its initial public offering, it operated 10 department stores. Since then, a total of 54 department stores and 11 specialty stores have been added and the Company has expanded to serve 50 markets in the Western region.  Through its July 2000 acquisition of Lamonts Apparel, and new store openings in Oregon, Washington and California, the Company has expanded its reach in the Western region, allowing it to better serve its target markets. Gottschalks' goal is to open two to four new stores per year, strengthening its presence in existing markets, as well as entering new markets to increase its market share and penetration.
Hanover Direct


November 2004 Description Hanover Direct, Inc. and its business units provide quality, branded merchandise through a portfolio of catalogs and e-commerce platforms to consumers, as well as a comprehensive range of Internet, e-commerce, and fulfillment services to businesses. Hanover Brands, Inc. is comprised of the Company's catalog and e-commerce web site portfolio of home fashions, apparel and gift brands, including Domestications, The Company Store, Company Kids, Encore, Silhouettes, International Male, Undergear, Scandia Down, and Gump's By Mail. The Company owns Gump's, a retail store based in San Francisco. Each brand can be accessed on the Internet individually by name. Information on Hanover Direct, including each of its subsidiaries, can be accessed on the Internet at
Hot Topic


November 2004 Description
Hot Topic is a mall-based chain of retail stores that specializes in apparel, accessories, gifts, and music for teenagers. Walk into a store and the first thing you'll feel is energy. Energy from the music, energy from the merchandise, energy from the people. all of this is what makes Hot Topic different. The merchandise reflects a variety of music related lifestyles, which include street wear, retro influenced lounge, punk, club, and gothic. Add to that the wide selection of unique gifts and unusual accessories and you have it: Hot Topic is like no other store in the mall.


February 2006 Description
J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., is one of America's largest department store, catalog, and e-commerce retailers, employing approximately 150,000 associates. As of Jan. 29, 2005, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. operated 1,017 JCPenney department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and 62 Renner department stores in Brazil. JCPenney Catalog, including e-commerce, is the nation's largest catalog merchant of general merchandise, and is one of the largest apparel and home furnishings sites on the Internet. J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. is a contributor to JCPenney Afterschool Fund, a charitable organization committed to providing children with high quality after school programs to help them reach their full potential.


November 2004 Description
To keep prices low, Jos. A. Bank has eliminated the middleman by working directly with some of the world's best factories and workrooms. That means we can pass significant savings along to customers. But that doesn't mean we scrimp on quality. Our buyers scour the globe for the finest fabrics with the richest textures and colors. Our tailors keep a close eye on every detail, adhering to the highest standards of fabric, fit and construction.

  • Over 250 stores nationwide with a full selection of men's tailored and casual clothing, footwear and accessories
  • 4 seasonal catalogs mailed internationally with toll-free ordering in the US 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • 100% guarantee of satisfaction behind every item we sell
  • A heritage of nearly 100 years of quality, value and service
Kenneth Cole Production Inc.,
Symbol: KCP
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February 2006 Description
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., incorporated in September 1982, designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear and handbags and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole and Unlisted brand names. During 2003, the Company added the Bongo trademark brand for footwear through a license agreement. The Company's products are targeted to appeal to fashion conscious consumers, reflecting a casual urban perspective and a lifestyle uniquely associated with Kenneth Cole. These products include core basics that generally remain in demand from season to season and fashion products that are designed to establish or capitalize on market trends. The combination of basic products and fashion styles provides freshness in assortments and maintains a fashion-forward image, while a multiple brand strategy helps diversify business risk. The Company markets its products to more than 7,500 department and specialty store locations, as well as through its Consumer Direct business, which includes more than 80 retail and outlet stores, consumer catalogs and interactive websites, including on-line e-commerce. The Company believes the diversity of its product offerings distinguishes the Company from its competitors in terms of product classifications (men's, women's and children's footwear, handbags, apparel and accessories), prices (from ''better'' to ''moderate'') and styling.

Sears Holdings Corporation: parent of Kmart and Sears
Symbol: SHLD
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November 2004 Description

Kmart Corporation is a mass merchandising company that serves America through its 1,504 Kmart and Kmart Super Center retail outlets in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There are approximately 144,000 Kmart associates, including 2,400 associates at Kmart's headquarters in Troy, Michigan. Pharmacy services are available in 1,152 Kmart stores. Food Service: 307 Kmart stores offer full Little Caesar's Pizza Stations and 863 locations offer Little Caesar's as a part of its menu for a total of 1,070 stores with a food service presence.   Big Kmart - These stores are bigger, brighter and offer big savings, big value, big selection and big convenience.   Big Kmart stores are designed to increase store sales by increasing the frequency of customer visits. The format focuses on three distinct businesses - home fashions, children's apparel and consumables - and features an expanded food area known as the "Pantry."  The layout makes it easier for customers to shop by placing the departments their customers wants to shop near one another, and closer to the front of the store.The average Big Kmart carries nearly 100,000 stock-keeping units (SKU's). Big Kmart stores average between 84,000 to 120,000 sq. ft. in size and employ nearly 120 associates.   Kmart Super Centers - Kmart Super Centers are combination full-service grocery and general merchandise stores. Most Kmart Super Centers operate 24-hours a day and offer special services.   Kmart Super Centers range in size from 140,000 to 190,000 sq. ft. and employ nearly 350 associates. Kmart Super Centers feature in-house bakeries, USDA fresh meats, fresh seafood - delivered daily of course, a full delicatessen and a variety of specialty food kiosks. The average Kmart Super Center carries between 100,000 and 150,000 SKU's. There are currently 60 Kmart Super Centers.   Traditional Kmart Stores - The traditional Kmart store is the one most people recognize.   Traditional Kmart stores average between 80,000 to 110,000 sq. ft. in size and employ about 100 associates.   Kmart stores carry a full selection of general merchandise and include a Pharmacy.   The average Kmart store carries between 60,000 and 80,000 SKU's.



November 2004 Description

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's is a family-focused, value oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced national brand apparel, shoes, accessories and home products. The company operates 637 stores in 40 states.


Limited Brands
Symbol: LTD 


November 2004 Description
Founded in 1963 with one women's apparel store in Columbus, Ohio, Limited Brands is committed to building a family of the world's best fashion brands to create sustained growth of shareholder value by focusing its time, talent, and capital on the highest return opportunities. Limited Brands continues to simplify its business structure dramatically
through spin-offs, split-offs and sales of businesses. At the same time, the Company has returned more that $6 billion in value to its shareholders over the past seven years. Limited Brands done more than just merge with Intimate Brands and rename the Company
it has radically transformed itself into a worldwide leader in lingerie, personal care and apparel. Today, the business is driven by three value-based levers: capability, talent and a focused portfolio of world-class brands. Today, the Company has more resources and more talent in the business than at any point in its history, and is determined to mobilize its forces against the brands that offer the greatest growth potential. Limited Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Express, Express Men's, Limited Stores, White Barn Candle Co. and Henri Bendel, presently operates over 3,800 specialty stores. Victoria's Secret products are also available through the catalogue and

May Department Stores

Symbol:  MAY  Chart

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May Department Stores was bought by Federated Department Stores.  Federated later consolidated the name of their stores to Macy's.


November 2004 Description

The May Department Stores Company currently operates 502 department stores under the names of Famous-Barr, Filene's, Foley's, Hecht's, Kaufmann's, Lord & Taylor, L.S. Ayres, Marshall Field's, Meier & Frank, Robinsons-May, Strawbridge's, and The Jones Store, as well as 231 David's Bridal stores, 459 After Hours Formalwear stores, and 11 Priscilla of Boston stores in its Bridal Group. May operates in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


November 2004 Description

The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. - North America's largest specialty retailer of men's tailored clothing and business attire - is in the business of making men look good. The stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, dress casual, casual, shoes and accessories. Founded in 1973, the company has expanded to three brands - Men's Wearhouse, K&G and Moores of Canada. The Men's Wearhouse Group reached revenues of $1.27 billion in its 2001 fiscal year. Men's Wearhouse Group is also moving into the women's clothing line in many of its K&G stores.


Mothers Work Inc.

Symbol: MWRK Chart

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November 2004 Description
Mothers Work is the leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of maternity fashion in the U.S., with more then 1,100 locations nationwide, owning leading brands including Motherhood Maternity, Mimi Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Destination Maternity, iMaternity and offers Internet retailing at and by phone ordering. The business operates under four different store concepts offering a full range of great fashions including career, casual, exercise and special occasion maternity wear, as well as nursing fashions. The company philosophy of "giving the customer the fashion she wants, when she wants it" is delivered by utilizing proprietary systems which respond to consumer demand quickly to leverage our vertical integration, world wide sourcing and proprietary "Real Time Retailer" computer systems. Mothers Work was founded by President and COO, Rebecca Matthias in 1982 in the front closet of her Philadelphia home, with an investment of $10,000 of her own savings. Rebecca, a civil engineer and pregnant with her first child was unable to find clothing appropriate for her role in the business world. Since the time of it's initial public offering in March 1993, Mothers Work, Inc. has increased its store base by over 1300%. The company's growth has been a result of the addition of new stores, the acquisition of existing maternity stores, increased sales volume and a great group of employees.
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