Ann Taylor began in 1954 with a dress and a dream. When Richard Liebeskind opened his first shop in New Haven, CT, he named it “Ann Taylor” after the best-selling dress style in his father’s own store. That dress represented his vision of the modern, stylish American women. Ann Taylor has grown from a regional chain to an iconic brand.
As the American women have evolved, so has Ann Taylor, staying one step ahead to bring them a wardrobe of possibilities. Brands’ customers live rich and varied lives, and Ann Taylor strives to bring them thoughtful style options for big days and every day. With a sophisticated, feminine approach to modern essentials, Ann Taylor promises to give women the inspiration and confidence they need to do what they love.