You’d be hard-pressed to find another franchise as large as Forever 21 that is still a family business. The unique claim brings a sense of character to the international chain that carries fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories for young women, men and kids. It started off as one tiny women’s boutique, but over the past thirty years it has grown into one of the most recognizable specialty stores, and can be found in most shopping malls. Its growth hasn’t yet plateaued. The company continues to develop partnerships with high fashion designers, and they will have 600 stores throughout the world by 2017.