DressBarn is a soon-to-be defunct chain of women’s clothing stores owned by the Ascena Retail Group.
|Industry||Retail (Women's clothing)|
|Founded||Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. (February 13, 1962)|
|Headquarters||Mahwah, New Jersey, U.S.|
Number of locations
|~ 650 (2019)|
|Roslyn Jaffe, Founder |
Gary Muto, CEO
|Products||Women's clothing products (district stores for young women and older women)|
The first DressBarn was opened in February 1962 in Stamford, Connecticut, by Roslyn Jaffe. Jaffe saw the opportunity to provide wear-to-work dresses and clothing for the working woman during a time when women were entering the workforce in greater numbers.
The company began trading on NASDAQ (symbol DBRN) in 1982. In January 2011, to reflect its broader holdings, the company was reorganized as a Delaware corporation named Ascena Retail Group, Inc. The company's NASDAQ symbol also changed to ASNA in 2011.
On May 21, 2019, Ascena Retail Group announced that all 650 DressBarn Stores would be closing.
- "Dressbarn is going out of business, will shut down all 650 stores". www.today.com.
- "Dressbarn, Women's Clothing Chain, To Close All Stores". NPR.org. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
- "Ascena Retail Group Inc". The New York Times. 2012-05-02. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
- Taylor, Derrick Bryson (21 May 2019). "Dressbarn Closing All 650 Stores" – via NYTimes.com.
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