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    In 1962, Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three, opened the first dressbarn store in Stamford, Connecticut. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to change the way women shopped. Designer label wool pencil skirts, sheer blouses, flares, furs, and leather coats were all the rage. And Roslyn offered her customers the very latest in women’s designer styles at discounted prices.

    A year later, the second dressbarn store was opened. Soon after, Roslyn’s husband Elliot joined the Company. Together, they built the business, as well as a reputation for quality, style, value and customer service.