Peebles was founded in 1891 by W.S. Peebles in Lawrenceville, Virginia. The company operates a chain of department stores, featuring brand name clothing and footwear.
The company acquired numerous stores over the years, including Harvey Stores in 1988 and Watson’s in 1998. Peebles was purchased by Stage Stores in 2003 for $167 million in cash and $46.9 million in debts.
Today, the company has 269 locations in 28 states. Most locations are found in small to medium sized towns in the east and upper Midwest part of the US.