Founded in 1987, A ropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and related accessories for men and women between the ages of 14 and 17. The company provides customers with a variety of fashion merchandise. It maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling its own merchandise. A ropostale operates more than 900 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The company s stores offer a range of pants, skirts, capris and tank tops. Its stores provide a selection of sports wear, such as Bermudas, hooded tops and shorts. A ropostale s stores offer a variety of bags, sunglasses, scarves, belts, perfumes, jewelry and socks. The company operates uniform and denim shops, as well as provides a range of footwear. In addition, its stores offer gift cards and provide order placement and customer support services. As a public company, A ropostale operates a wholly owned subsidiary, Jimmy Z Surf Company, which maintains over 10 stores in more than 10 U.S. states.