|Type||Public (NASDAQ: DBRN)|
|Founded||Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. (1962)|
|Headquarters||Suffern, New York, U.S.|
|Key people||Roslyn Jaffe, Founder|
|Industry||Retail (Women's clothing)|
|Products||Women's clothing products (district stores for young women and older women)|
The retailer operates about 1,425 stores including about 617 combination Dress Barn/Dress Barn Woman stores and 600-plus Maurices locations in strip malls and outlet centers in 48 states and Washington, DC, to suit the budget-conscious career woman. The retailer's Dress Barn, Dress Barn Woman (larger sizes), and combination stores sell in-season, moderate- to better-quality women's apparel and accessories at discount prices and cater to professional women in their mid 30s to mid 50s. Chairman Elliot Jaffe and his wife and co-founder, Roslyn, own about 25% of The Dress Barn. The chain also owns Maurices clothing stores.
Dress Barn signed an agreement with GSI Commerce to develop an online store that will launch in the fall of 2009