Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, footwear and other related consumer products. Guess? products are distributed through branded Guess? stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world. As of April 30, 2016, the Company directly operated 840 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company's licensees and distributors operated 792 additional retail stores worldwide. As of April 30, 2016, the Company and its licensees and distributors operated in more than 95 countries worldwide.