The Wet Seal, Inc. is a specialty retailer operating stores selling apparel and accessory items designed for female customers aged 15 to 39 years old. As of January 28, 2012, the Company operated 558 retail stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico. Its products can also be purchased online through its Websites. It operates two nationwide, primarily mall-based, chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. Wet Seal is a junior apparel brand for teenage girls who seek trend-focused clothing, with a target customer age range of 15 to 23 years old. Arden B is a fashion brand for the feminine contemporary woman. Arden B targets customers aged 25 to 39 years old and seeks to deliver collections of fashion and basic separates and accessories for various aspects of the customers� lifestyles. During fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 (fiscal 2011), the Company opened 28 and closed six Wet Seal stores and opened four and closed one Arden B stores.