In 1985, The White House, a tiny women’s boutique exclusively offering white and ivory apparel and accessories opened its first retail store in Baltimore, Maryland. Continuing to leverage the elegance and simplicity of a monochromatic theme, Black Market opened its first store in 1995. With the success of both concepts, the two were combined in 1997, when the current White House | Black Market brand was launched. Acquired by Chico’s FAS, Inc. in 2003, White House | Black Market offers chic, sophisticated style apparel and accessories in timeless shades of black and white and occasionally related shades. Throughout the journey, our passion has always been to make women feel beautiful. That’s what we’re about. Our clothing remains a symbol of who we are: the honest simplicity of black and white, and the remarkable individuality of the different styles we build from it.
WH|BM currently operates more than 400 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. White House | Black Market has direct-to-consumer sales through its popular catalog and Web site, www.whbm.com.
White House | Black Market is part of the Chico's FAS, Inc. family of brands, which also includes: