5-7-9

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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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.