The Cato Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories in the Southeastern United States. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The companyís stores and e-commerce Website offer a range of apparel and accessories, including dressy, career, and casual sportswear; and dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags for women. It also offers menís wear, as well as lines for kids and newborns. The company operates its stores primarily under the Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, Itís Fashion, Itís Fashion Metro, and Versona names. As of August 1, 2015, it operated 1,358 fashion specialty stores in 32 states. The company also provides credit cards to its customers. The Cato Corporation was founded in 1946 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.