Most women can probably rattle off some of the more influential female designers: Coco Chanel, Miuccia Prada, Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenburg, just to name a few. How many though, recognize the name Roslyn Jaffe. Jaffe was an entrepreneur who, though not a designer per se, had a decided influence on women's fashion. In 1962, Jaffe opened the first ever Dress Barn store in Stamford, CT. Her store gave women alternatives to the Donna Reed attire that dominated the 1950's. She offered leather coats, wool pencil skirts featuring designer labels, sheer blouses, and more. Her offerings helped begin a new chapter in women's fashion. Today, Dress Barn continues to strive to offer women a quality collection of clothing that is both affordable and contemporary. Shoppers from sizes 4 - 24 will find all the clothes and accessories they need to work, play and stay in fashion.