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Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne
Company nameLiz Claiborne, Inc.
Company typePublic (Nyse - LIZ)
FoundedNew York City, New York (1976)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Key peopleWilliam L. McComb (CEO)
Andrew C. Warren (CFO)
Tim Gunn (CCO)
Revenue(-)3,011.86 Million USD (2009)
Operating income(-) (334.58) Million USD loss (2009)
Net income(-)(305.73) Million USD loss (2009)
Employees15,000 (2009)
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Liz Claiborne, Inc. (Nyse - Liz) is a fashion company founded in 1976 in New York City that designs and markets a wide range of women's and men's apparel, accessories and fragrance products. In 2006, the company generated sales of nearly $5 billion.

The company sells directly to customers throughout the world through 399 specialty retail formats, 625 concessions, 336 outlet and 13 e-commerce sites. Products marketed to men are labeled without the founder's first name, leaving the gender-neutral "Claiborne." The company's brands are available at more than 30,000 different retail locations throughout the world. As of 2006, Liz Claiborne employed more than 17,000 people worldwide and was ranked 440 in the Fortune 500 list.

In 2007, Isaac Mizrahi ended a lucrative, years-long deal with Target to become the designer of Liz Claiborne New York, the revamped women's Liz Claiborne line, which was released in Spring 2009. Mizrahi had designed hundreds of successful shoes, women's clothes and bridal wear, and household items for Target.

Liz Claiborne announced that it had named Isaac Mizrahi to the position of Creative Director for the Liz Claiborne New York brand in 2008. His collection debuted in Spring 2009 with Macy’s and Dillard’s as its flagship carriers. One of the smaller stores to carry the line, Gottschalks, declared bankruptcy and was liquidated only weeks after Mizrahi's launch. Liz Claiborne outlet stores also carried the line. Later that year, it was announced that the Liz Claiborne New York line, designed by Mizrahi, would be sold on television shopping network, QVC. As of December 2009, the Liz Claiborne Web site was no longer available to make online purchases.

Designer John Bartlett was the creative director of Claiborne by John Bartlett, the new men's collection which launched in Spring 2009.

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