Tarocash, yd., Connor and Johnny Bigg have become synonymous with smart casual menswear - each appealing to specific age and attitudinal market segments. All 4 brands are renowned for their consistently inspired product ranges, mid-market appeal, strong in-store service and positive team spirit.
In 2015 Retail Apparel Group ventured into womens activewear, with a majority stake purchase in the Rockwear brand.
The RAG brands have continued to grow well above industry norms every year since they began, with further expansion planned. They are consistently rated best in category by Shopping Centre Managers and continue to invest in constant improvement programs.
From humble beginnings, the Retail Apparel Group has grown into one of Australia's most successful menswear retailers.
The birth of Tarocash
Tarocash founded by brothers, Stephen and Michael Leibowitz
yd. founded by Stephen Leibowitz
Limited and separated
yd. Pty Ltd formed and separated from Tarocash
Investment in Tarocash
CHAMP Ventures investment in Tarocash - 43 stores
RAG formed and Tarocash and Connor become subsidiaries
2007 - May
First Connor store opens
2007 - July
RAG acquired yd.
2011 - May
NAVIS investment in RAG which facilitates exit for CHAMP Ventures -
2014 - September
Creation of Johnny Bigg
Johnny Bigg provides a versatile and complete wardrobe for the big and tall guy.
2015 - March
Major stake in Rockwear brand, which caters for womens active-wear was acquired in March 2015.
Over 350 stores across five brands