Claire's is a retailer of jewelry and accessories in the United States geared primarily toward young women and girls. The company is based in Hoffman Estates, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. They were founded in the year 1962. Once called Fashion Tress Industries, Claire's now has approximately 3,469 stores that can be found all across the world. They employ around 18,100 people in their many locations. These stores are located in 95 percent of all shopping malls found in the United States and has done more ear piercings than any other US retainer.