Dress Barn, Inc. is a women’s clothing store that is owned and operated by Retail Ecommerce Ventures. It caters for career-oriented women that are in the middle-range income bracket.
The store has more than 750 branches across the United States. In its early years, it focused on offering discounted items before shifting to being a value-priced specialty purveyor. Stores are spread out across 43 states in America under three brand names – Dress Barn, Westport Woman, and Dress Barn Woman.
What time does Dress Barn open?
|Monday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 PM – 06:00 PM|
Is Dress Barn open today? Is Dress Barn open tomorrow?
Is Dress Barn open on Sunday? Yes, it’s open.
Dress Barn closing time
What time does Dress Barn close? Usually, it closes at 09:00 PM.
Dress Barn was started by Elliot Jaffe in Stamford, Connecticut in 1962. Jaffe had been working at Macy’s Department Store as a merchandising manager when he had an idea of opening a women’s discounted apparel store. He told his wife about it and soon after, the two decided to open a test store.
Having in mind that they both needed money to support their children, Jaffe and Roslyn planned for the store after-hours. Their first store was marred with several challenges such as the lack of dressing rooms, lack of convenient parking, and a flight of stairs that customers had to use to access it.
However, it was an immediate success. Jaffe would soon leave his job to give the store his full attention. Roslyn was already working on opening a second and by 1963, the two had their second branch. Growth continued over the years and in the same year, the business was incorporated as Dress Bran, Inc.
Jaffe made sure that it did not grow too quickly to deplete the available capital or sink all resources towards expansion plans. Stores were added according to the company’s growth in earnings. By 1970, Dress Barn ran 20 store units.
It was now large enough to offer items from designer brands such as Calvin Klein, Jones New York, and Liz Claiborne. Clothes and apparel were sold to career women at prices 20 to 50 percent lower than what normal department stores offered. Growth also took place through the acquisition of other stores such as Off the Rax, The Gap, and Pants Corral.
By end of 1984, Dress Barn had 157 stores. By 1987, the number had grown to 307. The store then introduced Dress Barn Woman in 1989 which was a brand that specifically catered for plus-sized women.
Dress Barn introduced casualwear at the beginning of the 21st Century. This caused an increase in sales by up to 3 percent in the mid to late 90s. In May 2019, the company announced that it would close its stores. Its website was sold off to Tai Lopez and his business partner Alex Mehr who currently run the store as an e-commerce-only business.
Dress Barn Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
Dress Barn Holiday Hours – Closed
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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Dress Barn, Inc still operates about 700 stores in America that sell discounted specialty apparel for women. Items sold include dresses, pants, skirts, blouses, denim, tops, sweaters, pullovers, knit tops and T-shirts.
In 1985, Dress Barn was ranked #42 in Forbes’ list of Top 200 Small Companies in the U.S. The store was then listed at #26 by the Business Week the following year in its list of Top 200 Hot Growth Companies. At the time, Dress Barn was just gaining recognition. The following years saw it win more awards such as the High-Performance Retailer Award from Management Horizons.
Dress Barn has managed to stay ahead of its competition by offering discounted prices on women’s career and casual wear throughout its existence. In addition to a several brick and mortar stores, it now mainly runs as an online store.