Stage Stores (Goody’s) celebrating 125th Anniversary

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Stage Stores is celebrating 125 Years of Style with a huge sale and exciting cash and prize giveaways. What began as a single, family-owned department store has grown into the Palais Royal, Bealls, Goody’s, Peebles and Stage family of stores that operates in over 800 locations across 38 states.

In an industry where styles and customers tastes change quickly, staying in business for 125 years is reason to celebrate. Stage has always celebrated the style of its customers, by providing great fashion at affordable prices. Through October 20, Stage will celebrate with an anniversary event packed with great sale prices and extra savings offers.

The commemorative celebration began last week and on October 15, Stage Stores gave away over $1,250,000 in cash prizes and giveaways – with the first 125 customers at each store receiving a scratch-off card revealing a prize ranging in value from $10 to $1,000.

“This celebration is our way of saying thank you to all of our customers and associates for their loyal support over the past 125 years,” said Michael Glazer, president and Chief Executive Office of Stage Stores. “Our anniversary celebration will focus on giving our customer the style and value she loves.”

The History of the Stage Family of Stores

· 1891 – Peebles was founded by W.S. Peebles, Sr., in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

· 1920s – family-owned stores, Bealls and Palais Royal, opened in Louisiana and Texas.

· 1989 – The Company acquired Wellan’s of Louisiana, who owned and operated the Palais Royal stores

· 1992 – Bealls acquired Fashion Bar of Denver, whose stores included a juniors’ chain called Stage.

· 1994 – Bealls acquired Beall-Ladymon stores and the store names were changed to Stage.

· 1996 – The company went public as Stage Stores, Inc.

· 1997 – Stage Stores purchased C.R. Anthony Company and reopened its stores as Bealls and Stage.

· 2003 – Stage Stores acquired Peebles

· 2009 – Acquired the rights to the Goody’s name.

· 2010 – Stage launched its first ecommerce site, which operates today at stage.com.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading specialty department store with 821 stores in 38 states. The company operates under the Stage, Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal and Peebles nameplates and offers brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods for the entire family. Stage Stores provides style, value and community connections to customers in America’s hometowns and online at www.stage.com. The website features merchandise found in its stores, as well as products available exclusively online. Stage Stores has raised over $7 million since 2013 as part of their Community Counts program. Customers can connect to Stage Stores via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram or opt-in to receive exceptional offers and coupons by email and mobile. Additionally, customers can download the new Stage Stores mobile app at Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the Company’s website at corporate www.stage.com.