Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ms. Liz Claiborne

I'm sure many of you have heard by now that Ms. Liz Claiborne passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78 due to abdominal cancer, a condition she had been fighting for 10 years. She was one of the co-founders in 1976 of Liz Claiborne Inc., which became one of the most successful apparel companies in the world. When she retired in 1989, the publicly traded company had grown into a $1.2 billion powerhouse, generating $110.3 million in net profits. From the get-go, Claiborne had a clear idea of the clothing she wanted to design, and her groundbreaking concepts became the backbone of the better-price sportswear area of department stores. In an interview with WWD last year, Claiborne said, "The concept was to dress the American working woman because I, as a working woman with a child, didn't want to spend hours shopping. Things should be easy. You don't have to dress in that little navy blue suit with a tie. I wanted to dress her in sportier clothes and colors."

She was such a role model as a strong professional woman for all of us. Let's honor her by looking at her fabulously classic clothes and accessories at Go to the site or a store, perhaps get yourself that much-needed beautifully fit skirt or those straightleg pants for work, or that delicate bracelet right for any occasion.

White Sateen Blouse $59 and Tonal Embroidered Flare Skirt $119

Stretch Jersey Striped V-Neck $35 and Twill Audra Boot Cut Pants $69

Voluminous Roll-Tab Floral Shirt $59 and Sloane Poplin Roll-Tab Shorts $45 on sale for $32.99.

Petite Washed Linen Lace Border Dress $139 on sale for $103.90

Framed Coin Purse-Wristlet $42 on sale for $29.99! I absolutely love its retro chicness.

Social Delight CZ Multi-Strand Bracelet $38 on sale for $21.99.

LizFlex Randa Seersucker Sandals $69 on sale for $49.99

LizFlex Steffi Polka-Dot Flats $59

P.S. Liz Announcing the big summer sale! Now through July 8th, you can get an extra 25% off sale items!


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