In 1976, Liz Claiborne founded a company that in many ways reflected the women’s movement of that era and planted the seeds of what was to become a top apparel resource. In the 17 years since she retired from day-to-day operations, the company has grown dramatically through acquisitions and internal brand development, with annual sales of nearly $5 billion. Here’s a look at 30 years of Liz Claiborne Inc.

The Liz Line

The Change Agent

The Start of Something Big

Seeds of a Giant

Retail Strategy Takes Off

Claiborne Program Fights Domestic Violence

The International Angle

Retailers Weigh In

Tracking the Stock

Buchman’s Path

The Tracy Transition

Olsen’s Arts and Crafts Movement

On the Right Track

C&C: Charging Ahead in Growth Mode

Scoring in Moderate

Expanding the Hip Quotient

A Diversified Beauty Plan

Multicategory Master

It’s a Man’s World, Too

This story first appeared in the March 27, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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