Jones Apparel Group
Jones Apparel Group, Inc., (nyse|JNY) a
Fortune 500company, is an American designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, shoes and accessories. Although its headquarters are in Bristol, Pennsylvania, it maintains 4 offices in New York City. [ [http://www.jny.com/contact.jsp?event=contact Jones locations] ] The company also markets directly to consumers through their chain of specialty retail and value-based stores. In addition, it markets costume jewelryunder the Givenchybrand licensed from Givenchy Corporation and footwear under the Dockers Women brand licensed from Levi Strauss & Co.In 2004 the company purchased luxury department store chain Barneys New Yorkfor $400 million, and sold it in September 2007 to Dubai-based investment firm Istithmar for $942.3 million.
In 1970, Sidney Kimmel founded and became President of the Jones Apparel Division of W.R. Grace & Co. Together with Grace accountant
Gerard Rubin, Kimmel bought Grace's fashion division in 1975, incorporating it as Jones Apparel Group. Jones expanded quickly by bringing out new labels and licensing others, such as Christian Dior.
In the early 1980s, Jones Apparel offered the sweatsuit fashions of
Norma Kamali, and in 1984 they acquired the license for the Gloria Vanderbilt line from Murjani.
In the early 1990s, Jones again took off. The company expanded with new lines, such as Rena Rowan and Jones & Co.
Jones Apparel Group’s brands include
Albert Nipon Anne Klein Bandolino Easy Spirit Energie Enzo Angiolini Erika Evan-Picone Gloria Vanderbilt Joan & David Jones New York Judith Jack Kasper l.e.i. Le Suit Mootsies Tootsies
Nine West Norton McNaughton Sam & Libby
* [http://www.jny.com/ Official website]
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