3880 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States
#118 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (November 2014)
You don't have to be 21 or older to shop at Forever 21 stores -- you just need your wallet. The fast-growing retailer operates more than 600 stores under the Forever 21, XXI Forever, Love 21, and Heritage 1981 banners throughout the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and the UK, as well as an e-commerce site. The chain, which helped to pioneer fast fashion, offers cheap and chic apparel and accessories for women, men, teens, and kids. It also carries women's footwear, lingerie, plus sizes, and cosmetics -- all at bargain basement prices. Most of Forever 21's trendy wares are private label. About 60% of its apparel is manufactured in China. CEO Don Chang and his wife founded the company as Fashion 21 in 1984.