New York & Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women’s apparel in the United States. It offers casual and wear-to-work apparel and accessories, including pants, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, active wear, handbags, and jewelry. The company operates under the New York & Company, Lerner, Lerner New York, City Crepe, City Spa, City Stretch, New York Jeans, and NY&C brand names. It primarily serves fashion-conscious and value-sensitive women between the ages of 25 and 45. The company sells its products through its national network of retail stores and E-commerce store at www.nyandcompany.com. As of January 31, 2009, New York & Company, Inc. operated 589 stores in 44 states. It was formerly known as NY & Co. Group, Inc. and changed its name to New York & Company, Inc. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in New York, New York.