Gordmans was founded when Dan Gordman married into the Richman family, who operated a small clothing store in Omaha, Nebraska. Gordman became a full partner in the company when he married Esther Richman. The company expanded and in 1948, was renamed Richman Gordman.
In 1975, the company opened a small store named the 1/2 Price Store, which offered merchandise from the Richman Gordman locations at 50 to 75 percent off. In 1990, the 1/2 Price Store had more than 16 locations, as well as 16 Richman Gordman stores.
In 1992, the company filed for bankruptcy and reorganized so that all 1/2 Price Stores were renamed to Gordmans. Sun Capital Partners purchased the company in 2008 and took it public in 2010. Gordmans is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: GMAN.
Today, Gordmans has 99 locations in 22 states, mostly in the Mid West.