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ann taylor logo Ann Taylor began with a vision in 1954: to dress the modern American woman. As she's evolved, so have we, staying one step ahead to bring her a wardrobe of possibilities.
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catherines logo Long before it became fashionable to cater to full-figured women, an enterprising woman named Catherine Weaver opened a small clothing boutique in Memphis. The year was 1960. Today with more than 400 locations nationwide-along with catherines.com-the Catherines brand serves a unique niche in the marketplace, offering beautiful fashions and intimates in hard-to-find extended sizes and a proprietary fit customers love.
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dressbarn logo In 1962, Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three opened the first dressbarn store on Stamford, CT. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to launch a new era in women's fashion. Designer label wool pencil skirts, sheer blouses, flares, furs, and leather coats were all the rage. And Roslyn offered her customers the very latest in women's designer styles. A year later the second dressbarn store was opened.
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justice logo Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Tween Brands is the largest premier tween specialty retailer in the world. Through our Justice brand, Tween Brands provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween (age 7-14) girls.
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lane bryant logo In 1900, Lena Bryant founded Lane Bryant in New York as the first women's apparel retailer in America devoted exclusively to plus-sizes. Today, Lane Bryant is the most recognized name in women's specialty plus-size clothing. Its emphasis on fashion and fit - not merely size - makes Lane Bryant a style leader and the premier destination in its category, offering fashionable items from casual to wear-to-work outfits as well as accessories and shoes.
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loft logo LOFT creates modern, feminine and versatile clothing for a wide range of women with one common style goal: to look and feel confident, wherever the day takes them. From everyday essentials to attainable trends, LOFT serves up head-to-toe outfits and perfect pieces at an incredible value which makes getting dressed feel effortless.
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lou logo Lou & Grey is an exciting evolution of the LOFT lounge collection, and a new movement in women's retail based around a thoughtfully designed and edited collection of easygoing, texture-rich styles for every day.
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maurices logo The maurices story began in 1931 with E. Maurice Labovitz opening a single store in Duluth, Minnesota. Today, maurices is part of the Ascena Retail Group, Inc. family and has grown to over 750 stores in 44 states across the country.
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In January of 2011, a new holding company was formed: Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and shares of ascena common stock began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASNA". The introduction of 'ascena' led to the questions: What's in a name? And, what does ascena stand for? ascena is about ascending to new heights.


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  • our brands
  • Ann Taylor began with a vision in 1954: to dress the modern American woman. As she's evolved, so have we, staying one step ahead to bring her a wardrobe of possibilities.
  • Long before it became fashionable to cater to full-figured women, an enterprising woman named Catherine Weaver opened a small clothing boutique in Memphis. The year was 1960. Today with more than 400 locations nationwide-along with catherines.com-the Catherines brand serves a unique niche in the marketplace, offering beautiful fashions and intimates in hard-to-find extended sizes and a proprietary fit customers love.
  • In 1962, Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three opened the first dressbarn store on Stamford, CT. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to launch a new era in women's fashion. Designer label wool pencil skirts, sheer blouses, flares, furs, and leather coats were all the rage. And Roslyn offered her customers the very latest in women's designer styles. A year later the second dressbarn store was opened.
  • Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Tween Brands is the largest premier tween specialty retailer in the world. Through our Justice brand, Tween Brands provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween (age 7-14) girls.
  • In 1900, Lena Bryant founded Lane Bryant in New York as the first women's apparel retailer in America devoted exclusively to plus-sizes. Today, Lane Bryant is the most recognized name in women's specialty plus-size clothing. Its emphasis on fashion and fit - not merely size - makes Lane Bryant a style leader and the premier destination in its category, offering fashionable items from casual to wear-to-work outfits as well as accessories and shoes.
  • LOFT creates modern, feminine and versatile clothing for a wide range of women with one common style goal: to look and feel confident, wherever the day takes them. From everyday essentials to attainable trends, LOFT serves up head-to-toe outfits and perfect pieces at an incredible value which makes getting dressed feel effortless.
  • Lou & Grey is an exciting evolution of the LOFT lounge collection, and a new movement in women's retail based around a thoughtfully designed and edited collection of easygoing, texture-rich styles for every day.
  • The maurices story began in 1931 with E. Maurice Labovitz opening a single store in Duluth, Minnesota. Today, maurices is part of the Ascena Retail Group, Inc. family and has grown to over 750 stores in 44 states across the country.
  • In January of 2011, a new holding company was formed: Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and shares of ascena common stock began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASNA". The introduction of 'ascena' led to the questions: What's in a name? And, what does ascena stand for? ascena is about ascending to new heights.