The Buckle, Inc. is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women. The Company operates approximately 450 retail stores in around 43 states throughout the continental United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. The Company provides customer services such as free hemming, free gift-wrapping, easy layaways, the Buckle private label credit card, and a shopper program. The Company's functions include purchasing, pricing, accounting, advertising and distribution. The Company�s men�s buying team and a portion of its marketing team are located in Overland Park, Kansas. The existing stores are in approximately 4 downtown locations, 9 strip centers, 49 lifestyle centers, and 388 shopping malls. The Company offers denims from brands such as Big Star, Big Star Vintage and Miss Me, among others.