Dec. 12, 2012
, the national women's apparel and accessories retailer, and Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) today announced that they have signed a new, long-term agreement for private label credit card services.
) is known for fun and achievable fashion – casual, active, and career styles in sizes 0-24, as well as intimates, footwear, and accessories. Founded in 1987 and a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, the
-based company operates more than 400 stores in 28 states, located in high-traffic regional and community shopping centers primarily in the Midwest, East, and Southeast. As part of its aggressive growth strategy,
recently launched its e-commerce business, making
' fashion accessible anytime, anywhere.
"The benefits of the new
card are multifaceted. In addition to providing a finance option and exclusive offers, it's an opportunity for us to bond with our shoppers as they become advocates of our brand," said
, chief executive officer of
. "Our core customer is very loyal and loves to dress in style. The new private label credit card is a great solution to making
' fashion accessible to its best customers when they want it."
Alliance Data and
, with its strong emphasis on building brand loyalty, will collaborate to deliver a multichannel, marketing-driven private label credit card program that recognizes and rewards
cardholders with exclusive offers throughout the year and other benefits as the program expands. The private label credit card launch is a direct response to requests from
customers who participated in a recent survey.
respondents also played a role in determining the new card's iconic design. Additionally, Alliance Data will leverage its mobile marketing and customer acquisition capabilities to help
drive cardholder engagement.
"We are incredibly excited to partner with this forward-thinking retailer.
, a long-time leader in the value fashion category, has built a core base of loyal customers who continually seek out the brand for apparel and accessories at affordable prices. We also see these customers actively engaging with
not only in-store, but also through its social networks and other online channels," said
, president of Alliance Data Retail Services. "We will leverage consumer insights to deliver a private label credit program that reinforces the powerful
brand promise and helps the company better target and engage its customers, driving sales."
Shoppers interested in the card can apply in-store, online at dots.com, or via the
mobile site at
. For additional information on
, including new launches and the latest style trends, please visit
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is Alliance Data's commitment to help its clients better understand their customers to drive sales. Leveraging deep-rooted retail expertise, card usage data, advanced analytics and market research, Alliance Data Retail Services creates turnkey, multichannel credit programs designed to increase sales, brand affinity, and customer engagement and loyalty for its clients. Alliance Data Retail Services clients include many of
's best-known retail brands.
A mainstay in women's specialty retail for over 20 years,
growth and success was founded on a passion for retail that stems from a belief that it doesn't cost a lot to look great.
is committed to understanding its target customer and making style fun and achievable to the women it serves. Today, the company has more than 400 stores within a 28-state footprint as well as ecommerce. Visit
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE:ADS) and its combined businesses is
's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in
, Alliance Data employs more than 10,000 associates at approximately 70 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data is a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions, and is the parent company of Epsilon®, a leading provider of multi-channel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program,
's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site,
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