Spencer's was founded as catalog company in 1947.
Spencer's opens its first retail store in 1963.
By 1971, Spencer's has 100 stores nationwide.
Spencer's now operates over 650 stores!
Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc., is a lifestyle retail company that operates two unique, national brands, Spencer's and Spirit Halloween, throughout the United States, Canada and online.
Spencer's is the mall destination for entertainment, excitement and fun. For over 65 years we have been offering unique product for the lifestyle of our core 18-24 year old guests, who are high energy, technologically savvy, edgy, demanding, independent and always inspired by humor and irreverence.
Starting out as a mail order company in 1947, Spencer’s opened its first retail store in 1963 at New Jersey’s Cherry Hill Mall. From the outset, Spencer's quickly became an oasis within the mall environment offering our guests an entertaining experience both through its merchandising and product mix, and grew to a national chain by the mid-70’s. In 2003, under new management, Spencer's lifted the bar higher and set out to reinvent itself. Remaining true to its roots, the reinvention process remained focused on Spencer's strong history and commitment to irreverence, humor and fun. The result of this reinvention set Spencer's on the path to greatness in a subtle shift from Spencer Gifts to Spencer's in newly re-designed funky, industrial spaces with an award-winning downtown club look.
In addition to the company’s retail presence, Spencer’s has taken the frontline in the battle against cancer by fundraising on behalf of three organizations dealing with cancer issues for young people under 40. Since 2008, our non-profit organization Boobies Make Me Smile has collected almost $4mm to support organizations like the Young Survival Coalition, Stupid Cancer and Fxck Cancer – all of which work toward prevention, education and support of young people with cancer.
Today, Spencer's operates over 650 stores throughout the United States, Canada and online, and is proud to be one of the longest running shows in the mall. Strong operating disciplines combined with our unique merchandising formula underpins our continued growth. We are committed to, and focused on, our core mission: "Life's a Party—We're Makin' it Fun!"