In this Annual Report, unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, references to the "Company," "J.Jill," "we," "us," and "our" refer to J.Jill, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. We operate on a 52- or 53-week fiscal year that ends on the Saturday that is closest to January 31. Each fiscal year generally is comprised of four 13-week fiscal quarters, although in the years with 53 weeks, the fourth quarter represents a 14-week period. References in this Annual Report to ‘Fiscal Year 2018' refer to the fiscal year ended February 2, 2019, references to "Fiscal Year 2017" refer to the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018, and references to "Fiscal Year 2016" refer to the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017. Fiscal Years 2018 and 2016 are comprised of 52 weeks and Fiscal Year 2017 is comprised of 53 weeks.
J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women's apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through more than 280 stores nationwide and a robust E-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.
We have developed a differentiated brand image that encourages customers to build deep, personal connections with our brand. Our brand promise to the J.Jill customer is to delight her with great wear-now product, to inspire her confidence through J.Jill's approach to dressing and to provide her with friendly, guiding service wherever and whenever she chooses to shop. We use our key brand attributes - Naturally Authentic, Thoughtfully Engaging, Relaxed Femininity, Positive Energy and Confident Simplicity - to guide brand messaging, which is consistently communicated to our customers, whether she chooses to shop on our www.jjill.com website, in our retail stores or through our catalog.