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Christopher & Banks

As of 2022: Christopher & Banks is a brand owned by iMedia and ReStore. iMedia maintains a web site and has five stores.

The historic Christopher & Banks was a retailer of women's fashions based in Plymouth, Minnesota. The store targets women in the 40 through 60 year range. The company ran a separate brand called "CJ Banks" for plus size clothing but opted to return to a unified shopping experience for women in 2014.

At its height the company had 452 stores in 40 states.

The company was founded in 1956 by Gil Braun as Braun Fashions, then rebranded as Christopher & Banks in 2000.

Yahoo reported in 2017 that the company operates 514 stores in 43 states with over 1300 employees. They had 451 stores at the time of their bankruptcy.

Corporate History

These are highlights of the business's history drawn primarily from Wikipedia. The SEC reports for CBK said that investors created "Christopher & Banks Corporation" in 1986 to buy Braun and that they purchased the bulk of their clothes from G-III Apparel Group.

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  1. Wikipedia - Christopher Banks (Drawn 11/26/2022)
  2. Wikipedia - Donald Gilmore (Drawn 11/26/2022)
  3. Kalamazoo History - Gilmore Brothers (Drawn 11/26/2022)
  4. Merger - CB acquires Gilmore (Drawn 11/26/2022)
  5. Reference for Business - Christopher Banks (Drawn 11/26/2022)
  6. Star Tribune - CBK Delisted from NYSE (Drawn 11/28/2022)
  7. SEC - 2020 CBKC filing (Drawn 11/28/2022)

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