Fashion retailer Dots plans to expand into a 1K national brand. The company was taken private by...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fashion retailer Dots plans to expand into a 1K national brand. The company was taken private by Irving Capital in 2011 when it had close to 400 stores. If the large-scale expansion takes hold it could present competition pressure on privately-held Charming Shoppes, Chico's FAS (CHS +3.6%), Coldwater Creek (CWTR), and Limited Brands (LTD +1.1%) amongst others.