Tailor-fit a mission statement of your apparel retailing business.Value and fashion for all seasons, reasons and occasions- that’s what apparel retailing is all about. Fashion varies with the seasons. Yet your mission should be unwavering and focused to drive all stakeholders for excellence and profitability. It does not matter if you specialize in coats, jackets, maternity, winter or summer clothes. Designer, budget-friendly or one-size-fits-all – they are all designed to bring in sales and profits.

TJX Cos. The TJX Companies, Inc. 770 Cochituate Road Framingham, MA 01701

Description TJX Companies, Inc. offers apparel and home fashions through a network of more than 3,200 stores in six countries and also operates three e-commerce websites. Its oldest predecessor company was founded in 1919.

Mission Statement The primary mission of The TJX Foundation is to support programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged children, women and families in communities where we do business

Kohl’s Corp. N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Slogan / Motto Kohl’s Cares

Description Opened in 1962, Kohl’s is a chain store selling clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, electronics and housewares. It has over 1,100 locations in 49 US states.

Mission Statement Committed to Kids’ Health & Education Advancing Environmental Solutions Supporting Women’s Health Associates in Action

Limited Brands Inc. L Brands, Inc. World Headquarters Three Limited Parkway Columbus, OH 43230

Description L Brands, founded in 1963, sells lingerie, personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories through a network of over 2,900 locations in the US, Canada and the UK. Its brands are Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel.

Mission Statement To build a family of the world’s best fashion retail brands offering captivating customer experiences that drive long-term loyalty.

Nordstrom Inc. contact@nordstrom.com

Description Nordstrom offers clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. It was founded in 1901 and has 289 locations in the US and Canada, while also selling to 96 countries worldwide, through its website.

Mission Statement We strive to responsibly make meaningful product that not only exemplifies our lifestyle, but enhances the ability to live it.

Gap Inc. 2 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94105

Description Founded in 1962, Gap Inc. sells clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, under the brands Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta and Intermix. It operates about 3,300 stores and is present in over 90 countries worldwide.

Mission Statement our mission to “be the world’s favorite for American style.”

Chico’s Fas Inc. 11215 Metro Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33966

Description Chico’s FAS, Inc. is a retailer of women’s apparel, accessories and related products, with over 1,550 locations in the US and Canada. Its brands are Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Soma Intimates and Boston Proper.

Mission Statement Chico’s FAS and our family of brands, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper, are built on a set of core values and guiding principles that support our commitment to women’s and children’s health, well-being, and education. We focus our charitable efforts on positively affecting the lives of our associates, our customers, and the communities in which we live and do business.

Dillard’s Inc. questions@dillards.com

Slogan / Motto The Style of your Life

Description Dillard’s chain store, founded in 1938, sells designer clothing, shoes, accessories, personal care products, bedding, lingerie and more. It operates 299 locations in 28 US states.

Mission Statement Our mission is to create an extraordinary guest experience that nurtures, renews, and transcends each guest in mind, body and spirit.

Men’s Wearhouse Inc. 6380 Rogerdale Road Houston Texas 77072

Description Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. sells men’s shoes, clothing and accessories. It was founded in 1973 and has 1,756 stores.

Mission Statement The Men’s Wearhouse mission has been to maximize sales, provide value to our customers, and deliver top-quality customer service while still having fun and maintaining our values

DSW, Inc. 810 DSW Drive Columbus, Ohio 43219

Description DSW Inc. offers shoes, handbags and accessories in over 400 locations throughout the US. It was founded in 1969.

Mission Statement To be the #1 place that America turns for shoes

Ann Inc. 4079 Executive Parkway 3rd Floor Westerville, Ohio 43081

Description ANN Inc. sells women’s fashion under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. It was founded in 1954 and operates 1,025 stores in the US and Canada, as well as shipping to more than 100 countries worldwide, through its websites.

Mission Statement ‘to inspire and connect with our clients to put their best selves forward every day’

Buckle Inc. 2407 W. 24th Street Kearney, NE 68845

Description The Buckle, Inc. sells casual apparel, footwear and accessories for men and women. It was founded in 1948, as Mills Clothing, and operates over 450 stores in 44 US states.

Mission Statement To create the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests.

Brown Shoe Co. Inc. 8300 Maryland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105

Description Brown Shoe Company, founded in 1875, is a footwear retailer with over 1,200 company-owned stores. Its brands include Naturalizer, LifeStride, Dr. Scholl’s, Via Spiga and Franco Sarto.

Mission Statement Our mission is to inspire people to feel good and live better… feet first!

Stage Stores Inc. 10201 Main Street Houston, TX 77025

Description Stage Stores Inc. is a small-town and neighborhood retailer that sells brand name apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics. It owns and operates aproximately 850 stores in 40 US states, under the names Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage.

Mission Statement Our mission is to be America’s leading small town and neighborhood retailer dedicated to delivering desirable brand name family apparel with exceptional value and service!

Christopher & Banks Corp. 2400 Xenium Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55441

Description Christopher & Banks Corporation, founded in 1956, sells women’s apparel through more than 600 stores in the US and Canada.

Mission Statement Our mission is to provide: Our shareholders with a consistently growing investment that achieves top quartile retail shareholder value performance. Our Baby Boomer customers with brand platforms that offer compelling product assortments, meaningful brand experiences and convenient multi-channel accessibility that reflects our respect and knowledge of both her wardrobe and lifestyle needs. Our associates with culture committed to their growth and development, to effectiveness and accountability, and to the reward, recognition and retention of top-caliber talent. Our communities with a caring corporate citizen committed to supporting women’s issues close to the hearts of our customers.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. 933 MacArthur Blvd Mahwah, NJ 07430

Description Ascena Retail Group Inc. is a specialty retailer for women and tween girls’ apparel and operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the maurices, dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Catherine and Justice brands. With its subsidiaries, it has over 3,800 stores throughout the US and Canada.

Mission Statement Our mission has always been to transcend fashion, to build confidence and provide a vehicle for expression. I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by a great group of people, who have worked tirelessly to grow our business model, delight our tween customer, and achieve great success

Citi Trends, Inc.

Description Founded in 1946 as Allied Department stores, Citi Trends, Inc. is a retailer that deals with urban fashion clothing, shoes, a variety of accessories and the entire family’s home décor. It operates in about 30 states in the US.

Mission Statement Our goal is to provide nationally recognized branded merchandise at discounts off department and specialty stores’ regular prices of 20% to 70%.

Destination Maternity Corporation 456 N 5th St, Philadelphia,PA 19123

Description Destination Maternity Corporation designs and markets maternity apparel. Its multiple brands are present in more than 3,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada and over 140 international francised locations.

Mission Statement Being the global leader in the maternity apparel business

Gordmans Stores, Inc. Gordmans, Inc. 1926 South 67th St. Omaha, NE 68106

Slogan / Motto something unexpected

Description Founded in 1915, Gordmans is a retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories, toys and home decor items. It is active only in the US, with stores in 18 states.

Mission Statement We are proud of Gordmans’ heritage and its mission of delighting guests with the latest trends in name brand merchandise and home décor at incredible values of up to 60% off department store prices.

The Finish Line, Inc. 308 N Mitthoefer Rd Indianapolis, IN, 46235 United States


Mission Statement Our mission is to connect to young, fashion conscious individuals through a premium brand experience featuring the best selection of authentic, sport inspired products. We define this premium experience through our product, our presentation, and our people.

The Wet Seal, Inc. 26972 Burbank Foothill Ranch, California 92610

Mission Statement We use the power of fashion and fun to help our girl express her individuality and fit in—while standing out. We always listen closely, keep it real, and offer our product at a great price. 

Urban Outfitters, Inc. The Navy Yard, 5000 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19112, United States

Mission Statement Lifestyle merchandising is our business and our passion. The goal for our brands is to build a strong emotional bond with the customer. To do this we must build lifestyle environments that appeal emotionally, and offer fashion correct products on a timely basis. Our customers are the reason and inspiration for everything we do.