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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?

Monday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Sunday11:00 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.

History

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

DateHoliday
January 21Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 18President’s Day
March 5Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17St. Patrick’s Day
April 19Good Friday
April 22Easter Monday
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 27Memorial Day
July 04Independence Day
June 16Father’s Day
May 12Mother’s Day
September 02Labor Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 29Black Friday
December 24Christmas Eve
December 26Day after Christmas
January 01New Year’s Day
December 31New Year’s Eve

Dress Barn Holiday Hours – Closed

DateHoliday
April 21Easter Sunday
November 28Thanksgiving Day
December 25Christmas Day

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Business Directions

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. 

Key Facts

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. 

Conclusion

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. 

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