The Jones Group Inc, Corporate Offices
Founded in 1970, the Jones Apparel Group changed its name to The Jones Group Inc., October 2010. The Jones Group designs middle to high-priced women’s career and casual sportswear, suits, and dresses. Brands include Jones New York (which will close it’s retail and wholesale operations in 2015), Evan-Picone, Rena Rowan, and several licensed by Polo Ralph Lauren. Jones has an exclusive license with Polo Ralph Lauren to manufacture and sell Lauren brand products in Canada, Mexico, and the US. Jones also owns the trademark to designer Todd Oldham’s name for clothing and fragrances.
Subsidiary Nine West Group, bought in 1999, designs shoes (Easy Spirit, Enzo Angiolini, Bandolino) and operates about 760 retail and outlet stores. Jones also offers men’s casual sportswear. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns about 7% of the company. In 2002 Jones Apparel aquired the Vanderbilt brand. This along with Polo Jeans Co and LEI makes Jones the third largest jeanswear company in the US, behind VF Corp and Levi Strauss. 2004 revenue for Jones Apparel was $4.64 billion, of which an estimated $1 billion accounted for wholesale volume of its jeans lines.
Luxury retailer Barneys New York was acquired in late 2004. Jones currently owns and operates more than 1,000 retail and outlet stores.
SizePetites, Boy, Girl
PriceDesigner, Bridge, Better, Moderate
ApparelSportswear, Suits & Tailored RTW, Jeans & Denim, Evening & Social Occasion, Jeans & Denim, Activewear
New York, NY US