Sean John Clothing, Inc. is a designer and marketer of men's, boy's, and women's apparel. Sean Jean Clothing caters to customers aged between 12 and 45, selling its appar...
Sean John Clothing, Inc. is a designer and marketer of men's, boy's, and women's apparel. Sean Jean Clothing caters to customers aged between 12 and 45, selling its apparel through retailers such as Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Belk's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bernini, and Fred Segal. The company also operates its own store in New York City, the first of what is expected to be a chain of company-owned retail outlets. The company is a Wholly owned subsidiary of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group.
Sean John Combs's eponymous apparel company represented one facet of a business empire that ranked the hip-hop mogul as the wealthiest entertainer under 40 in the United States. Combs's rise in the business world was exceptionally quick and boundless in scope, beginning with an internship that, a decade later, evolved into annual salary of more than $300 million. Sean John Clothing represented a sizeable portion of that fortune. The company was an expression of the personality and vision of its founder, and, as such, the history of Sean John Clothing was one part of the story of Sean John Combs's remarkable rise in the business world.
The Sean John men's sportswear line debuted in the spring of 1999. The company's first shipment of apparel was sold in department and specialty stores across the nation, appearing in retail shops controlled by Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Belk's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bernini, and Fred Segal. The line was an enormous, immediate success, attracting a wealth of customers and earning admiration from the fashion world. In 2000, Combs was nominated for a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award as menswear designer of the year. The nomination, which was uncommon for a designer after only a year in business, represented the equivalent of an Academy Award nomination, putting Combs within the exclusive circle of elite designers such as Anna Sui, Todd Oldham, and Marc Jacobs. Combs failed to win the coveted award, losing to Marc Jacobs, but the nomination by itself confirmed Sean John Clothing as an apparel label of merit.