Maurices is an American garments retail chain located in Duluth, Minnesota. The retail chain came into being in 1931; the chain consists of more than 850 stores in Canada and the United States, mainly positioned in shopping malls and less significant settlements. This clothing retail chain is possessed by The Ascena Group, who owned it in 2005. In 2011, Forbes.com graded Maurices as one of the Top Ten Best Employers in Retail. Maurices publicized collaboration with pop idol designer Christopher Straub on the reality TV show, Project Runway season 6, which was telecasted on Lifetime Network, in November 2011.