The Jones Group Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and wholesale of apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry, and handbags. The company offers career and casual sportswear, jeanswear, dresses, suits, skirts, pants, shorts, jackets, blouses, casual tops, sweaters, and related accessories for the women's, juniors, and girls market. It also provides branded and private label footwear, handbags, small leather goods, costumes, as well as semi-precious, sterling silver, and marcasite jewelry. The company markets its products under various brand names, such as Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, B Brian Atwood (L), KG, Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i, Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Joneswear, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Sam & Libby, Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo, and Rafe (L). In addition, The Jones Group Inc. licenses its brand names to manufacturers and distributors of womenís and menís apparel and accessories. The company sells its products through specialty and department stores and mass merchandisers primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as owns network of retail and factory outlet stores, and various e-commerce Web sites, such as jny.com, ninewest.com, easyspirit.com, stuartweitzman.com, anneklein.com, and rachelroy.com. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 224 specialty retail stores and 448 outlet stores. The company was formerly known as Jones Apparel Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Jones Group Inc. in October 2010. The Jones Group Inc. was founded in 1975 and is based in New York, New York.