As one of the Gap, Inc. brands, Old Navy opened its' doors in 1994. The name has a Parisian feel, as Old Navy got its' name from a bar in Paris. In 1997, the store set a retail record when it reached $1 billion in annual sales in less than four years of operation. In the years since, they have maintained the high sales numbers by provided quality clothing options at an affordable cost. As part of the largest apparel brands worldwide, Old Navy has over 1,000 brick and mortar stores, in addition to the online store.
Kohl's is an all-inclusive department store, housing children's, women's and men's clothing and shoe apparel, household gadgets and furniture. Kohl's opened its' first set of doors back in 1962, and today there are over 1,100 stores in 49 states.
One of today's most popular brands of kids' clothing got it's start due to non-fitting jeans. In 1969, Doris and Don Fisher opened the first GAP store. Don couldn't find a pair of jeans that fit correctly, and the rest, they say, is history. The pair never expected to grow into a large retail chain, but by being guided by compassion and a strong desire to win, the Fishers grew their company thoughtfully, with customers responding in kind.
Gap, Inc. is one of today's leading international specialty retailers, boasting six brands-Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Piperlime and INTERMIX. Gap Kids and Gap Outlets round out the clothing empire. The company owns nearly 3,700 stores and has more than 150,000 employees on their payroll.
JCPenny opened its' first set of doors back in 1902 and today there are over 1,000 stores nationwide. Children's clothing can be found here, in addition to styles for the whole family and home furnishings. In addition to their stores, they also have the JCPenny outlet stores as well as their well-rounded website.
One of the nation’s premier retailers, Macy’s ended 2014 with a fiscal sales record of $28.1 billion. The company also operates Bloomingdale’s brand, and have about 825 department stores in 45 states including the District of Columbia. Chances are, no matter where you reside, there is a brick and mortar store within an hour’s drive of your house. Of course, their website is just a few clicks away.
Dillard's is another high-ranking retailer, and is one of the nation's biggest in fashion, cosmetics and home furnishings. Annual sales exceed $6.6 billion, and there are 274 Dillard's locations that span 29 states. Additionally, there are 23 clearance centers and an Internet site.