What started in 1931 as a small women's fashion shop in Duluth, Minnesota, has grown to over 750 stores in 44 states across the country. maurices is the leading small town specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion conscious customer with a twenty-something attitude. For seven decades, maurices has stayed true to our high standards for fashion, value and great customer service. Our styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size. Maurices was founded in 1931 by E. Maurice Labovitz and is now owned by Dress Barn, Inc. maurices home office is located in Duluth, Minnesota, the site of its very first store.