Express - Fashionable clothing and apparel
Express is a national retail chain that sells fashionable apparel and accessories for both men and women. Stores are usually located in malls, but customers can also find stand alone stores in certain locations. The company offers a wide range of modern, fashionable clothes for men and women. Male customers can find shirts, polos, denim, pants, outerwear and swim apparel. Accessories available for men include watches, fragrances, hats, and ties. Female shoppers can find tops, pants, dresses, skirts, and sweaters. The accessories that are offered for female customers include leggings, jewelry, sunglasses and handbags. Express also offers suits for both men and women. A wide variety of shoes are available for men and women, ranging from casual to dress shoes and heels. Customers can also take advantage of the "Express Next" credit card, where customers earn points towards their next purchase with every dollar spent.
Express - Clothing and accessories since 1980
Express was founded in 1980 in Chicago, Illinois by Limited Brands, as an eight store experiment selling womens clothing, under the name Limited Express. By 1986, the company had gained a strong reputation and had expanded to 250 stores. During this time, stores started experimenting with the selling of men's clothing. By 1990, men's clothing had successfully spun off into its own brand and the company was making over a billion dollars in revenue. Limited Express eventually changed its name to Express, and in 2001 opened its first duel gender store. Today, the company has 625 retail locations and employs over 20,000 workers. In 2012, Express reported a net revenue of $2.1 billion.