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Christopher & Banks

When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love.

That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.

Today, Christopher & Banks operates more than 500 stores nationally, and still focuses on putting “her” first, providing our customers with style, value and service that help her look fabulous and feel amazing, every day and for life’s special moments. Missy, women’s and petite sizes are available in stores and online for our customers’ convenience.


Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based company that specializes in women’s apparel and accessories. Founded in 1956 when Gil Braun opened his first Braun’s store in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brauns Fashions became publicly traded in 1992 and rebranded to Christopher & Banks Corporation in 2000.
We are a value-priced retailer of women’s specialty apparel that caters to women of all sizes from petite to missy to women’s (plus). We offer modern and comfortable clothes from the basics to unique colors, details and prints, which are specially designed for our proprietary Christopher & Banks line. What makes us unique is the quality, fit and service we offer, particularly as it relates to designing outfits. Our motto is Effortless Style for Real Life.


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