GUESS was established in 1981 by the Marciano brothers, who left the south of France in pursuit of the American dream. Inspired by a European influence, the Marcianos redefined denim. One of their initial designs was a stonewashed, slim-fitting jean, the 3-zip Marilyn. Bloomingdale's was the first department store to welcome the brand by ordering two dozen pairs of jeans. They disappeared from the shelves in just hours. This was the beginning of a long success story.
Today GUESS has grown into a global lifestyle brand, found in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company operates approxitmately 950 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with over 700 additional retail stores operated via the company distributors and licensees.