Retail offshoot ICING operates as a subsidiary of teenage jeweler Claire’s and boasts practically four hundred shops within the U.S.
Claire’s is a retailer of equipment and jewellery to women and younger ladies, based in 1961, and based mostly in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, suburb of Chicago.
As of October 27, 2012, Claire’s has three,469 shops in 36 nations: 1,947 in North America (United States & Canada), 1,141 in Europe (United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Spain, Eire, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy), and 381 franchised and licensed shops elsewhere on the earth (Japan, Center East, India, Mexico, Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, Malta, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, and Dominican Republic)
Their shops are in ninety five% of all U.S. procuring malls, and Claire’s has achieved extra ear piercings than some other retailer, over eighty million in 25+ years.
In 1996, Leslie Mann of the Chicago Tribune stated that “Though the administration of Claire’s says the corporate would not promote and is intentionally low-profile, the identify “Claire” is as acquainted to feminine Child Boomers as “Ringo”. To the Boomers’ mall-cruising daughters—and, increasingly more, to their sons—it is proper up there with singer Puff Daddy.”