Maidenform Brands, Inc. is a global intimate apparel company that designs, sources and markets a range of intimate apparel products, including bras, panties and shapewear. The Company sells its products through multiple distribution channels, including department stores and national chain stores (including third-party distributors and independent stores), mass merchants (including warehouse clubs), others (including specialty retailers, off-price retailers and licensees), the Company-operated outlet stores and its Websites, mass merchants (including warehouse clubs), other (including specialty retailers, off-price retailers and licensees), Company-operated outlet stores and its Websites. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated 74 outlet stores. In addition, the Company sells products, such as sleepwear, bra accessories and girls bras under the Maidenform label, which it purchases from its licensees and other third-party vendors. It operates in two segments: wholesale and retail.