You will find Claire’s store in 95% of all U.S. shopping malls. Founded in 1961, Claire's is a retailer of accessories and jewelry. Claire’s niche market is girls and young. Claire’s, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, has 3,469 stores in 36 countries: in North America, 1,141 in Europe. There are 381 Claire’s franchised and licensed stores in Japan, Middle East, India, Mexico, Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, Malta, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.