Clothing Industry Public Company Directory: RETAILER LIST with company profiles  pg. 3
 

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Neiman Marcus Group

Symbol: NMGA Chart

Web Site:  http://www.neimanmarcusgroup.com/

 

November 2004 Description
For nearly a century, The Neiman Marcus Group has stayed focused on serving the unique needs of the luxury market. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever. We have stayed true to the principles of our founders - to be recognized as the premier luxury retailer dedicated to providing our customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service. The Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail stores division - which includes Neiman Marcus Stores and Bergdorf Goodman - and the Direct Marketing division, Neiman Marcus Direct. These renowned retailers offer upscale assortments of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty and decorative home products to the affluent consumer. The Company operates 35 Neiman Marcus Stores across the United States and two Bergdorf Goodman stores in Manhattan. The Company also operates fourteen Last Call clearance centers. These store operations total more than 5 million gross square feet. Neiman Marcus Direct, our direct-to-consumer business, conducts both print catalog and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. Under the Neiman Marcus brand, Neiman Marcus Direct primarily offers women's apparel, accessories and home furnishings. Horchow offers quality home furnishings, linens, decorative accessories and tabletop items. The Company also owns majority interests in two designer resources: Kate Spade, a manufacturer of accessories, and Gurwitch Products, which manufactures Laura Mercier cosmetics.
 

Nordstrom Inc.

Symbol: JWN Chart

Web Site:  http://www.nordstrom.com/

Investor Relations:  http://phx.corporate-ir.net/

 

November 2004 Description
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 150 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, Nordstrom today operates 94 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, five U.S. Faconnable boutiques, one freestanding shoe store, and one clearance store. Nordstrom also operates 31 international Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom Direct serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through its direct mail catalogs.
 

Pacific Suwear

Symbol: PSUN Chart

Web Site:  http://www.pacsun.com/

 

November 2004 Description
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. is a leading mall-based specialty retailer of everyday casual apparel, accessories and footwear designed to meet the lifestyle needs of active teens and young adults. The Company's customers are guys and girls aged 12 to 22 who generally prefer a casual look. Much of the fashion influence at PacSun (Pacific Sunwear) stores comes from surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding and brands associated with those sports. The Company believes its stores are differentiated by a carefully edited selection of popular and emerging brands, which are offered together with the Company's own private brands. The Company believes its merchandise selection enhances its image with its customers as a key fashion resource for the casual teen wardrobe. At October 30, 2004 the Company operated 734 PacSun stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Company opened 15 stores in fiscal 1998 under a new retail concept with the trade name d.e.m.o. d.e.m.o. stores cater to 16-24 year old customer. Much of the fashion influence comes from hip hop music and personalities associated with the lifestyle. There are no overlapping brands or merchandise between d.e.m.o. stores and Pacific Sunwear stores. At October 30, 2004 the Company operated 159 d.e.m.o. stores. The Company also operates an Outlet division. These stores have an everyday value pricing strategy offering a mix of off-price branded merchandise, private brand and current season fashion merchandise. At October 30, 2004 the Company operated 84 PacSun Outlet stores. Pacific Sunwear opened a total of 90 new stores in fiscal 2003, which equated to a 13% increase in store square footage and ended fiscal 2003 with 877 stores in operation. Of the 877 stores, 677 were PacSun stores, 79 PacSun Outlet stores and 121 d.e.m.o. stores. The Company plans to open 110 net new stores and expand or relocate 35 stores to larger locations in fiscal 2004 for a square footage increase of approximately 15%. As of October 2, 2004, the Company operated 977 stores.
 
Retail Ventures (Value City)
Symbol: RVI  Chart

 

November 2004 Description
Their business strategy is quite simple. They fill their stores with a wide assortment of designer, department, discount and specialty store brands at prices substantially lower than competing department and discount stores.  They use their buying power to drive down the prices of goods and then pass the savings along to the customer. You never know what bargain is waiting for you at Value City!  Value City Department Stores with over 110 stores around the country and sales exceeding $1 billion.
  Sears Holdings Corporation:
parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co
Symbol: SHLD
Web Site: http://www.searsholdings.com/
Investor Relations: http://www.searsholdings.com/invest/

Sears - Apparel Department

 

April 2005 Description
Sears Holdings Corporation, the publicly traded parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer in North America and is a retail sales leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. The company also offers Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are available exclusively in the U.S. at Kmart and in Canada at Sears Canada. The merger of Kmart and Sears as Sears Holdings Corporation closed on March 24, 2005, following affirmative shareholder votes of both companies. The company's corporate headquarters is in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Kmart maintains a headquarters office in Troy, Mich. Sears Holdings will operate Sears and Kmart stores, and will begin opening a combined format named Sears Essentials during the second quarter of 2005. The company will continue to market products under brands held by both companies.
 
Syms

 

In November 2011, Syms filed for bankruptcy.  All Syms and Filene's Basement stores closed by the end of December 2011.

Description November 2004

Syms Corp currently operates a chain of thirty eight off-price apparel stores located throughout the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions and in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. Each Syms store offers a broad range of first quality, in-season merchandise bearing nationally recognized designer and brand-name labels.
 
Talbots
Symbol: TLB 
Chart

 

November 2004 Description
Talbots was founded in 1947 in a 17th-century colonial frame house in Hingham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The following year, the Company launched its direct mail business by distributing 3,000 black-and-white flyers to names obtained from The New Yorker magazine. Today, Talbots is a leading national specialty retailer, cataloger and e-tailer of classic apparel, shoes and accessories. At the end of fiscal year 2003, Talbots operated 977 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, and its catalog operation circulated approximately 47 million catalogs worldwide. Talbots online shopping site is located at www.talbots.com. Each of its three sales channels offers the classic, high quality merchandise that has been Talbots trademark for more than 50 years.
 

 

Description November 2004
Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,313 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at Target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
  Too, Inc.
Symbol: TOO

In January 2011, to move away from the direct association with the Dress Barn brand and reflect the company's broader holdings, the company was reorganized as a Delaware corporation named Ascena Retail Group, Inc. At this time the NASDAQ symbol was also changed to ASNA.

In August 2008, Tween Brands announced that it would discontinue its Limited Too line of 586 stores. Although, select stores will still offer a line of higher-quality Limited Too clothes in Justice locations. 26 of the stores will be closed, and 560 converted to its lower-priced Justice brand, by the first quarter of 2009

On July 10, 2006, Too Inc. completed its name change to Tween Brands, Inc., and began trading on the NYSE under the symbol, 'TWB'.

Description February 2006

Too, Inc. aims to be a world-class brand for the tween (ages 7 to 14) girl. To accomplish this, Too operates two divisions that create magical places for the tween girl. At Limited Too, the company sells apparel, swimwear, sleepwear, underwear, footwear, lifestyle and personal care products for active, fashion-aware tween girls. Limited Too currently operates more than 570 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico and has a select number of international franchised stores. Limited Too publishes a catalog coinciding with key tween shopping times throughout the year, and conducts e-commerce on its Web site, limitedtoo.com.  Too Inc. became a fully independent public company in August 1999, in a spin-off to shareholders of The Limited. The Limited had established Limited Too brand stores adjacent to or as departments within The Limited stores. In 1996, a new management team recognized that its core customer had her own emerging sense of style and revised the strategy to create a focused and differentiated brand image for fashion-aware
tween girls.
 
TJX Companies
Symbol: TJX    Chart

 

Description November 2004
TJX, the world leader in off-price retailing, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TJX. Their success in the off-price business is driven by many factors including their strong organization, sound off-price concept, conservative financial policies, significant ROI, strong cash flow and consistent performance. The Company operates 767 T.J. Maxx, 695 Marshalls, 206 HomeGoods and 121 A.J. Wright stores, as well as 33 Bob's Stores, in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 167 Winners and 39 HomeSense stores, and in Europe, 160 T.K. Maxx stores.
 
Urban Outfitters
Symbol: URBN  Chart

 

November 2004 Description
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is a lifestyle merchandising company that operates specialty retail stores under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands, as well as a wholesale division under the Free People brand

 

 
Wal-mart 
Stock: WMT  Chart

 

December 2004 Description:
The company Sam built has become the world's number one retailer. Diversification into grocery (Wal-Mart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets), international operations and membership warehouse clubs (SAM'S Clubs), has created greater opportunities for growth. But unlike some corporations whose financial growth does not translate into more jobs, Wal-Mart's phenomenal growth has been an engine for making jobs.  As of November 30, 2004, the Company had 1,363 Wal-Mart stores, 1,672 Supercenters, 550 SAM'S CLUBS and 76 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. Internationally, the Company operated units in Argentina (11), Brazil (148), Canada (246), China (42), Germany (92), South Korea (16), Mexico (687), Puerto Rico (54) and United Kingdom (277).
  Wilsons Leather
Symbol: WLSN  Chart
Web Site :
http://www.wilsonsleather.com/
November 2004 Description
As of October 2, 2004, Wilsons Leather operated 453 stores located in 45 states and the District of Columbia, including 328 mall stores, 109 outlet stores and 16 airport stores.  They regularly supplement their permanent mall stores with seasonal stores during their peak selling season from October through January.   Their nationwide network of stores offers quality leather products under the following formats: their Wilsons Leather mall-based stores showcase a full range of leather outerwear, accessories and apparel primarily under their proprietary labels. Their Wilsons Leather Outlet stores offer clearance items and special outlet-only merchandise as well as certain key in-season products.  They launched their airport stores in an effort to highlight their Wilsons Leather brand and accessories. These airport stores play an instrumental role in showcasing our products to millions of travelers who pass by their airport stores each year.  Their e-commerce site offers an extension of their store experience and features key in-season merchandise as well as promotional merchandise.
    
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