The Wet Seal, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer selling fashion apparel and accessory items designed for female customers aged 13 to 34 years old through the Company stores and e-commerce websites. The Company operates throughout the United States, primarily mall-based, chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. The Company maintains a Web-based store located at www.wetseal.com, offering Wet Seal merchandise comparable to that carried at its stores. The Company also maintains a Web-based store located at www.ardenb.com, offering Arden B merchandise comparable to that carried in its stores. Its e-commerce stores are designed to serve as an extension of the in-store experience and offer an expanded selection of merchandise, with the goal of growing both e-commerce and in-store sales.