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|Guess? Inc., was founded in 1981 and currently operates as a Delaware corporation. The Company designs, markets, distribute and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities. Its apparel is marketed under numerous trademarks including Guess, Guess?, Guess U.S.A., Guess Jeans, Guess? and Triangle Design, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G, Guess Kids, Baby Guess, Yes, G by Guess, Guess by Marciano, and Marciano. The lines include full collections of denim and cotton clothing, including jeans, pants, overalls, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets and knitwear. Guess also selectively grant licenses to manufacture and distribute an array of products that complement its apparel lines, including eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, leather apparel, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry and other fashion accessories. The Company's products are sold through retail, wholesale, e-commerce and licensing distribution channels. Its core customer is a style-conscious consumer mainly between the ages of 18 and 32. The Company's businesses are grouped into five reportable segments: Europe, North American Retail, Asia, North American Wholesale and Licensing. The Europe segment includes the Company's wholesale and retail operations in Europe and the Middle East. The North American Retail segment includes the Company's retail operations in North America. The Asia segment includes the Company's wholesale and retail operations in Asia. The North American Wholesale segment includes the Company's wholesale operations in North America and export sales to Central and South America. The Licensing segment includes the worldwide licensing operations of the Company. At February 2, 2013, we directly operated a total of 512 stores in the U.S. and Canada and 320 stores outside of the U.S. and Canada, plus an additional 286 smaller-sized concessions in Asia and Europe. At February 2, 2013, its international licensees and distributors operated 858 stores located outside the U.S. and Canada, plus 127 smaller-sized licensee operated concessions located in Asia. It sells through both domestic and international wholesale distribution channels. U.S. wholesale customers consist primarily of better department stores, including Macy's, Bloomingdales and The Bay, and select specialty retailers and upscale boutiques, which have the image and merchandising expertise that it require for the effective presentation of its products. In Europe, its products are sold in stores ranging from large, well known department stores like Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and El Corte Inglès to small upscale multi-brand boutiques. The Company competes with numerous apparel manufacturers and distributors, both domestically and internationally, as well as several well-known designers. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws, regulations.|
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