“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”
1976 – Joan Barnes, entrepreneurial mother of two, founds Gymboree with the opening of the first parent/child developmental play program at a local community center.
1986 – The first Gymboree retail location opens in Santa Clara, CA. Product lines include Gymboree-branded unisex children’s clothing, toys, and parenting products.
1997 – Our Distribution Center is built and opens in Dixon, CA.
2002 – The Gymboree Corporation launches Janie and Jack with 11 shops and janieandjack.com
2005 – The Gymboree Corporation launches Gymboree Outlet in premier locations throughout the U.S.
2007 – Crazy 8 and crazy8.com launches in August 2007.
2017 - The Gymboree Corporation is re-launched as Gymboree Group, Inc.