Fred Segal was founded in 1961 in West Hollywood, California by Fred Segal. The original store sold only jeans and was a small 33 square feet in size. Over the years, the store grew and added on. Managers were soon encouraged to start purchasing select fashion groups and creating their own stores within the store. Soon, these managers were operating a franchisees.
In 2012, SANDOW purchased the licensing rights to the Fred Segal name. In 2014. SANDOW and Fred Segal teamed up with Evolution Media Partners with plans for expansion.
Today, Fred Segal has expanded to 4 locations, 2 in the US, 1 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1 in Yokohama, Japan. The company also recently opened an eCommerce site so even those who can’t visit the locations can still purchase his clothing.