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Her tailored pieces filled a niche for millions of women entering the workforce, who were looking for feminine, professional attire.


Liz Claiborne

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.


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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.