AKA Brands Holding Corp, formerly known as Ascena Retail Group, is a retail company that specializes in women's apparel and accessories. The company was founded in 1962 by Roslyn S. Jaffe in Stamford, Connecticut, under the name Dressbarn. Over the years, AKA Brands expanded its brand portfolio through acquisitions and brand launches, becoming one of the largest women's specialty retailers in the United States. Listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol "ASNA," AKA Brands Holding Corp is headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey.
The company offers a diverse range of clothing and accessories through its various brands, catering to different styles and preferences. Some of the notable brands under AKA Brands Holding Corp include Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, Cacique, and Lou & Grey. These brands target different customer segments, offering clothing for work, casual wear, plus-size fashion, and loungewear.
In addition to its brick-and-mortar stores, AKA Brands has also embraced e-commerce to adapt to changing consumer preferences. The company's online platforms allow customers to shop for their favorite brands and styles from the comfort of their homes.