In 1962 Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three, opened the first dressbarn store in Stamford Connecticut. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to launch a new era in women's fashion.
A year later, the second dressbarn store was opened. Soon after the inception of the business, her husband, Elliot, joined Roslyn. Together, they built the business as well as a reputation for quality, style, value, and customer service.
On January 1, 2011, The Dress Barn, Inc. reorganized, with each of the retail operating brands becoming subsidiaries of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., or Ascena.
Our stock has had several stock splits in the past. The most recent was a 1-for-20 reverse stock split, effective December 19, 2019. For a complete list of stock splits, please click here.