Burlington Coat Factory's History
Burlington Factory was established in 1924. In the early years of its formation, it was only a wholesaler of junior suits and ladies coats. The first outlet was inaugurated in Burlington, New Jersey in 1972. During the early stages of the company, only coats were offered. Gradually, the concept developed into a one-stop shopping experience. Firstly, the company developed women’s and men’s suits, shoes, sportswear and accessories. At a later stage, very successful baby and youth departments were formed. A linens department was added next. Today the company is one of the most successful leaders in the field of clothing, shoes and accessories. It offers merchandise of high quality and unique designs at a very reasonable rate, almost 65% cheaper rates than other stores. Burlington Factory not only stores apparels and accessories for the whole family, but also offers furniture, and home decor items to its customers.
Burlington Coat Factory's Values
Burlington is a national off price retailer with as much as 500 stores nationwide including Puerto Rico. It is generous and believes in giving back to the communities that surround its store location. They strongly believe that by supporting the causes that can create a major impact on the lives of their customers and their families, they can make the greatest impact. A national point-of-sale campaign is hosted by Burlington in its entire store, every year in February and March. The money that is raised by this sale is contributed towards higher education and support for women suffering through heart ailments. The company has raised nearly $3Mn by this sale. Further, Burlington has donated around $22 million to Leukemia and lymphoma society in order to support their fight against blood cancers. Burlington has been an active source of help whenever natural calamities like hurricanes, earthquakes, tornado and tsunamis were faced by our planet.
What makes Burlington Coat Factory unique?
Burlington is a leader in providing off-price designer clothing and also as a home product retailer. They have over 554 stores, spread in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Further, it offers a large collection of designer clothes of high quality. It is a very versatile shop where customers get everything right from cloths, accessories and shoes for children to the same things for adults and much more like furniture and home decor for the home, that too with a variety of options available to choose. Also, one more service called BabyDepot by the company, offers a varied range of cloths and all other things needed for the care and comfort of babies. The uniqueness about the company is that it specifically focuses on coats and warm clothes.