Just Jeans

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Just Group
Industry Retail
Founded Chapel St, Prahran, Melbourne (1970)
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Key people
Solomon Lew (Chairman)
Mark McInnes (CEO)
Colette Garnsey (Executive Director)
Products Clothing, accessories
Revenue IncreaseA$945.7 million
IncreaseA$100.9 million
Number of employees
6000 (worldwide)
Parent Premier Investments
Website http://www.justgroup.com.au/
"Just Jeans" logo

Just Group is an Australian clothing company, owned by Premier Investments. The company operates seven individual brands (divisions): Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Jacqui E, Portmans, Dotti, Peter Alexander, and Smiggle. The group currently has nearly 1000 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Its main rival is Jeanswest, because they produce a similar style of denim outfits and both are based and operate mainly in Australia.

Just Group is a subsidary of Premier Investments. Premier Investments & Just Group's executives include Solomon Lew (chairman) & Mark McInnes (CEO).

The company is one of the best performing and growing fashion retailers in the world.

Premier Investments is an ASX listed comoany. Its head office is located at Level 3, 101 Collins St, Melbourne CBD, Australia.


Just Jeans was founded in 1970 by the Kimberly family. The first store was opened on Chapel Street, Prahran. The idea of selling jeans stacked on shelves was new to the market, but proved to be popular.

The company acquired Jay Jays In 1993. At that time there were 200 Just Jeans stores. Subsequent acquisitions were Jacqui-E in 1994, Peter Alexander in 2000, Portmans in 2001, Dotti in 2004, and Smiggle in 2007.

The Just Group was owned and operated by Kimberly Investments Ltd.

On 8 August 2008, Premier Investments obtained a controlling interest in the shares of Just Group Limited following an off-market takeover offer for all of the group shares that commenced on 31 March 2008. Just Group Limited was removed from the official ASX list on 22 September 2008 and became a non listed public company.


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