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). During the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 (fiscal 2011), the Company opened 120 new stores.