The hours of Rue 21 stores vary according to their location. The company recommends calling a specific store to determine its hours. A store locator with addresses and phone numbers is available at the store's website.
As of 2014, almost 1,000 stores were spread throughout 47 states in shopping malls, outlet centers and strip malls. Rue 21 also sells merchandise from its commercial website. The company's headquarters are found near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The name "Rue 21" is a combination of two ideas: the French word for "street" and an age that implies youth and vitality. The company offers clothing for both young men and women.