ANN INC., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of women�s apparel, shoes and accessories sold primarily under the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. The Company�s Ann Taylor and LOFT brands offers a range of career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes and accessories. It offers updated past season sellers from the Ann Taylor and LOFT merchandise collections at its Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet stores, respectively, and the clients can also shop online at www.anntaylor.com and www.LOFT.com (together, Online Stores), or by phone at 1-800-DIAL-ANN and 1-888-LOFT-444. As of February 1, 2014 it operated 1025 retail stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, consisted of 268 Ann Taylor stores, 539 LOFT stores, 108 Ann Taylor Factory stores and 110 LOFT Outlet stores. The Company operates through four segments, including Ann Taylor, LOFT, Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet.