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Guess

Retailer and manufacturer of stylish clothing and jeans.

Headquarters: 1444 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Employees: 13,700
CEO: Victor Herrero
Stock Symbol: GES

Website: http://www.guess.com

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Guess, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses stylish clothing, accessories and related products. As of October 31, 2015, the Company directly operated 826 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company's licensees and distributors operated 799 additional retail stores worldwide and over 90 countries.

The company is well known for its high-fashion advertising featuring top models in pictures taken by some of the world's best photographers.

In fiscal 2015, the company reported revenues of $2.42 billion, a decline of 5.9%, and net income of $94.6 million.

North American retail and e-commerce revenue declined 4% and Asian revenue also decreased 4%. European revenues increased 8.7%.

History

GUESS was started in 1981 as a small California jeans company by Paul and Maurice Marciano. The brothers were originally from the south of France and used their European sense of style to design jeans.

Their designs were timeless, sensuous, strong and chic. The Guess approach was fresh and set the standard for the future of denim. Initially, retailers greeted GUESS with skepticism. Buyers weren't interested in denim, but the brothers' infallible instincts and persistence prevailed. Their 3-zip Marilyn jean was sexy, with a unique style and attitude. Bloomingdale's finally agreed to sell two-dozen pairs of the 3-zip Marilyn jean as a favor to the Marciano brothers. Within hours, the entire stock was sold out. The GUESS label was born and would become one of the world's most recognized and influential brand names.

GUESS quickly infiltrated popular culture and became an icon of the generation. GUESS created groundbreaking advertising campaigns featuring sexy, sultry models previously unknown in the industry, and turned them into superstars overnight. Models such as Claudia Schiffer, Carrè Otis, Eva Herzigova, Laetitia Casta, Carla Bruni, and Naomi Campbell launched their careers in the original GUESS campaigns. Directed by the keen eye of Paul Marciano and shot by then unfamiliar photographers such as Wayne Maser, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Neil Kirk, the GUESS brand was brought to life from the deserts of the American West to the beaches of Rio and the streets of Paris.

In the fall of 2000, GUESS Inc. introduced GUESS Premium, a complete line of superior men's and women's jeanswear. Using the highest quality ring spun denim imported from Italy, and utilizing European designs, this line stands alone in the saturated industry of denim.

In the fall of 2003, GUESS Inc. announced a collaboration with Parlux Fragrances, Inc. in the development and distribution of a GUESS fragrance collection.

In the Summer of 2004, GUESS Inc. launched its first ever brand extension, Marciano. Marciano follows suit in true GUESS style with apparel and accessories that are on the edge of the fashion forefront. Daringly sexy, yet highly sophisticated, Marciano represents pure glamour in everyday fashion. Marciano boutiques will be opening in major metropolitan cities throughout North America.

GUESS launched its freestanding GUESS Accessory stores which focus on a complete range of products for both men and women including luggage, handbags, watches, eyewear, and small leather goods. The first GUESS Accessory store opened its doors on September 15, 2004 at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Benefits

Health
Medical
Dental
Vision Program Discount
Life Insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Long & Short Term Disability

Wealth
401K Savings Plan
FlexCare Reimbursement Plan
Direct Deposit Options
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Vacation

Extras
Entertainment Event Discounts
In-House Café
Daily Casual Dress
Service Award Programs
Generous Merchandise Discounts

Updated December 15, 2015