So, we're pretty proud of this feature we just churned out about the wild times at Liz Claiborne high.
But don't worry, this ain't a laundry list of what brands got sold, which ones were kept, etc. If you want that, check the chart in the print edition. Rather, the text you'll get the link to down below tells the story of a CPG man who came to clean up a fashion house. It's also the story of how the buying sprees of the Go-Go 1980s and the merger mania of the 1990s have come back to haunt the apparel industry, as seen through the microcosm of Liz Claiborne's storied house that started as an affordable apparel firm geared towards the new working women, but flopped into the new millenium bursting at the seams with some 40 brands she couldn't seem to hold together.
During the past rocket-fueled year that William McCombs has been the CEO of Liz Claiborne Inc, he's made some pretty sweeping, dramatic changes. And what's more, he's been really, really open about it. (And trust us, this isn't typical in fashion, where much of the business, like the clothes themselves, can be a bit smoke and mirrors.)
So kick back and enjoy a trip through Liz's wild year, and of course, let us know what you think.
The journey begins... here.