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Operates chain of boutique stores for women.
8760 Clay Rd.
Houston, TX 77080
CEO: Neill Davis
Stock Symbol: FRAN
Francesca's is one of the fastest growing specialty retailers in the United States and operates 447 boutiques in 45 states. The merchandise sold is a diverse mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. The retail locations are designed and merchandised to feel like independently owned, upscale boutiques and provide our customers with an inviting, intimate and differentiated shopping experience.
Francesca's products mainly target 18-35 year-old, fashion conscious, female customers, but it finds that women of all ages are attracted to the eclectic and sophisticated merchandise selection and boutique setting.
Francesca's boutiques are small with an average 1,385 square feet but carry as many as 3,000 items.
For fiscal 2012, the company reported sales of $296.3 million and net income of $47.0 million.
The company was founded in 1999 with its first boutique in Houston and plans to grow to as many as 900 stores. The company went public in July 2011.
As of February 2, 2013, Francesca's had approximately 2,553 total employees. Of the total employees, approximately 184 were based at our corporate headquarters in Houston, TX, and approximately 2,369 were boutique employees. There were approximately 792 full-time employees and approximately 1,761 part-time employees, who are primarily boutique employees.
Updated December 5, 2013