Her tailored pieces filled a niche for millions of women entering the workforce, who were looking for feminine, professional attire.
About Liz Claiborne
1976 – Liz Claiborne, Inc. launches
1981 – Reaches $117 million in sales and becomes a publicly traded company
1989 – Reaches over $1 billion in sales
2009 – Liz Claiborne, Inc. licenses the brand exclusively to JCPenney
Over the years, the Liz Claiborne brand has expanded to include menswear, home goods, athleisure styles and handbags.
First Female CEO
In 1986, Liz Claiborne, Inc. became the first company founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500 list. She was also the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.