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5-7-9 is a low to mid-end fashion retailer, commonly found in malls throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico, and formerly Hawaii.[1] It is a sister company to Rainbow Shops. The chain offers mid to low-priced fashions for young teens and young women between 13 and 22 years of age. The store's name refers to the junior miss clothing sizes the store specializes in.


In 1970, Edison Brothers Stores purchased the 5-7-9 chain, making it one of numerous clothing and shoe chains the company expanded nationwide.[2] In May 1999, Edison Brothers, which had gone bankrupt and was being liquidated, sold the 5-7-9 stores to a newly formed subsidiary of A.I.J.J. Enterprises, Inc., owner of Rainbow Shops.[3]

Rainbow is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York[4]


  1. ^ Tang, Heather. "Ailing Windward Mall seeks Hollywood Ending." Pacific Business News. American City Business Journals, 12 Dec 1999. Web. 9 Sep 2013. <http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/1999/12/13/story3.html?page=all>.
  2. ^ "Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. History". Funding Universe. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "EDISON BROTHERS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS TO SELL 485 JW/JEANS WEST, CODA AND 5-7-9 STORES ('8-K' for 5/28/99, Exhibit 99.3)". Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Rainbow Shops.