This company is no longer called Gadzooks. The stores are now called Forever 21. Please visit our Forever 21 page for more information about this company.
Celebrated by many style conscious and trend-savvy
shoppers, Forever 21 has quickly become the source for the most current
fashions at the greatest value.
Forever 21 is growing quickly, featuring new and exciting store environments, a constant flow of fun and creative clothing designs and the accessories to make your look come together at the right price.
A phenomenon in the fashion world, Forever 21 provides shoppers with an unprecedented selection of today's fashions, always changing and always in style.
Old Description of Gadzooks for historical reference:
Gadzooks, Inc. (Nasdaq: GADZ) announced Feb. 3rd 2004, that it filed for bankruptcy protection in the Northern District of Texas. This move was necessary in order to provide time to complete the reorganization of its core business around 252 stores chosen to strengthen its market position in the junior apparel business. In addition to 31 stores currently being liquidated, approximately 125 additional stores will be liquidated in the coming weeks. In addition to the store closings, approximately 65 corporate and field overhead positions will be eliminated to streamline the cost structure of the company.
Founded in 1983 by Jerry Szczepanski and Larry Titus, Dallas-based Gadzooks catered to both male and female customers prior to 2003. As of October 4, 2003, the Company operated 412 Gadzooks stores and 3 Orchid stores for a total of 415 stores in 41 states. The average Gadzooks store size is 2500 square feet, and the average Orchid store size is 1200 square feet. The Company also operates www.Gadzooks.com, an interactive web site for girls.
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