The Jones Group
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The Jones Group headquarters are in New York City. The company also markets directly to consumers through their chain of specialty retail and value-based stores. In addition, it markets costume jewelry under the Givenchy brand licensed from Givenchy Corporation and footwear under the Dockers Women brand licensed from Levi Strauss & Co.
In 1970, Sidney Kimmel founded and became President of the Jones Apparel Division of W.R. Grace & Co. Together with Grace accountant Gerard Rubin, Kimmel bought Grace's fashion division in 1975, incorporating it as Jones Apparel Group. Jones expanded quickly by bringing out new labels and licensing others, such as Christian Dior.
In the early 1980s, Jones Apparel offered the sweatsuit fashions of Norma Kamali, and in 1984 they acquired the license for the Gloria Vanderbilt line from Murjani.
In the early 1990s, Jones again took off. The company expanded with new lines, such as Rena Rowan and Jones & Co.
The Jones Group’s brands include:
- Robbi + Nikki
- Better: Classic
- AK Anne Klein
- Anne Klein Suit
- Circa Joan & David
- Jones New York
- Marc Moto
- Jones locations
- Clark, Evan (19 December 2013). "Sycamore to Buy The Jones Group in $2.2B Deal". WWD. Retrieved 20 December 2013.