In 1986, the company opened a chain of clothing stores named Gymboree. Gymboree carries all clothing and accessory items for newborn babies through 12 year olds. Gymboree is incorporated under the Gym-Mark, Inc. They currently operate 630 Gymboree Retail stores, 150 Gymboree Outlets, 130 Janie & Jack stores, and 290 Crazy 8 stores in the United States. Crazy 8 was founded in August 2007 in efforts to stay in-line with their direct competitiors, namely The Children's Place and Old Navy, and features lower priced clothing and accessories.
Gymboree carries everyday favorites such as tops and bottoms, sleepwear, swimsets, mix & match outfits, jeans, special birthday clothing, and even tutus. Most of Gymboree's clothing is 100 percent cotton, ensuring softness and durability.
Many of the items in its clothing lines are coordinating separates, and each year features specific designs and animals. Their website is divided into these top-selling categories:
Bodysuits & Tops
Sweaters & Outerwear
Shoes & Boots
Gymboree is considered a premium, yet mainstream, kids' brand and you will find a Gymboree clothing stores in every mall across America. The passion customers feel for this brand is evident in a group of parents called "Gymbos." Gymbos are so obsessed with the brand that they are completely dedicated to find every matching coordinate from that specific year! A commitment tough to match in other brands. The perception of the brand is high quality and in demand. But Gymboree is not just about selling clothes full of color and great details, Gymboree strives to be more than just a clothing company, taking its fair manufacturing resposibilities very seriously. To ensure its role as a happy childhood ambassador, Gymboree has put a system in place to check and avoid unfair manufacturing practices, such as child labor or discrimination of any sort in the factories where Gymboree garments are made. The company strives for fair labor laws that ensure safe worker conditions and fair wages for its workers. Gymboree's rules are enforced in every factory in the world that works with the company and any infrigement on those rules ensures the termination of the contract with the facility. As parents, it is important to know that the articles in our children's lives don't come to us from unfair practices somewhere else and Gymboree understands that concern and addresses it at every level. At the local level, Gymboree also promotes great childhood experiences through its Gymboree Play & Music Programs, where kids 0 to 5 years old can play and learn accompanied by their parents. Following its cohesive philosophy, Gymboree ties together its clothing lines and its Play & Music programs, allowing customers to earn what the company calls Gymbucks by either purchasing clothing or by enrolling in classes. Depending on the amount spend online or at the stores and on the Gymboree Play & Music center, customers can earn $25 to use at any of the clothing stores.
For its great quality, wonderful design and responsible corporate practices, we have to give Gymboree four and a half out of five stars
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