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Banana Republic is a clothing and accessories retailer owned by American multinational corporation Gap Inc. It was founded in 1978 by Mel and Patricia Ziegler with a safari theme; in 1983, Gap purchased the company and gave it a more upscale image.
Founded: 1978 by Mel and Patricia Ziegler in Mill Valley California Parent: Gap Locations: 642 Revenue:
Brooks Brothers is the oldest men’s clothier chain in the United States and is headquartered on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1818 as a family business, the privately owned company has been owned by Retail Brand Alliance since 2001 and now also features clothing for women.
Founded: 1818 by ? in Manhattan Locations: Revenue:
Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, distributing clothing and fashion accessories and licensing fragrances. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry is most famous for its trench coat, which was designed by founder Thomas Burberry. The company has branded stores and franchises around the world and also sells through concessions in third-party stores. Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales have granted the company Royal Warrants. The Chief Creative Officer is Christopher Bailey. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Founded: 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, England Locations: 473 Revenue: £1,857.2 million (2012
Club Monaco is a mid-priced, high-end casual clothing retailer.
Club Monaco alternates between casual styles during the northern spring and summer and more formal offerings during autumn and winter. The company is best known for its classic “black and white” styles, from which pieces of colour are paired.
Founded: Toronto, Ontario , 1985 Parent: Polo Ralph Lauren
Socks are cotton, not wool.
Gap, commonly known as Gap Inc. or The Gap, is an American multinational clothing and accessories retailer. It was founded in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company operates five primary divisions: the namesake banner, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta. Gap Inc. was surpassed by Spanish-based Inditex Group as the world’s largest apparel retailer, though it remains the largest specialty retailer in the United States. As of September 2008, the company has approximately 135,000 employees and operates 3,076 stores worldwide, of which 2,551 are located in the U.S
Founded: August 21, 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California Location: 3263 (2012) Revenue: $15.7 billion (2012)
L.L. Bean is an American privately held mail-order, online, and retail company founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean and currently based in Freeport, Maine, United States. It specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment.
Founded: 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean Revenue: $1.52 billion (2012) Size: 115 stores
Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house, specialized ready-to-wear, leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfume etc.
Founded: 1913 by Mario Prada. Revenue: $2.15 billion (2010) Size: 250 stores
Polo Ralph Lauren is the corporation’s flagship brand.
Ralph Lauren Corporation also manages several other brands, including Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Chaps.
Founded: 1967 by Ralph Lauren Revenue: $4.98 billion (2010)
Known for their boots.
Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. The company, originally a division of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., has been a wholly owned subsidiary since November 2005, listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Founded: 1959 by Revenue: Size: