rue21, inc. (rue21) is a specialty apparel retailer. As of January 28, 2012, the Company operated 713 stores in 46 states throughout the United States. It offers a line of apparel and accessories for girls and guys, including graphic t-shirts, denim, dresses, shirts, hoodies, belts, jewelry, handbags, footwear, intimate apparel and other accessories. Its apparel and accessory brands include rue21 (Girls apparel), rue21 etc! (Girls accessories), tarea by rue21 (Girls intimate apparel), Carbon and CJ Black (Guys apparel), and Carbon Elements (Guys accessories). In addition, the Company sells its own line of fragrances under names of rue by rue21, revert eco rue21, CJ Black, sparkle rue21, Pink Ice by rue21, MetroBlack rue21, tarea by rue21, twentyone black, runway21 by rue21, Carbon Elements, Intense by rue21, and rue21 etc!. In October 2013, rue21, inc and Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced the completion of the acquisition of rue21 by funds advised by Apax Partners.