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Ann Taylor is a clothing retailer that's aimed at professional women with some money to spend.

All about Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor is a chain of clothing stores that caters to women who have a professional career and a bit of money to spend on the clothes they need for their job. They sell classic clothing option that has a modern take, so your outfit will look current and classic at the same time. They have special lines for petite and tall women, so there are lots of options no matter your size or shape.

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The history of Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor was opened in 1954 by Richard Liebeskind in Connecticut. The name was chosen as a combination of a popular New England name (Ann) with a homonym of tailor (Taylor), so that shoppers would get the idea that this was the place to buy classic women's clothing. 

In 2011, it became part of Ann Inc., which includes Ann Taylor LOFT, Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor Factory, and Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet. 

Ann Taylor evolves through the decades

Roles for women in American life have certainly changed since Ann Taylor opened its very first store in 1950. But the store has done a great job of keeping up with the times and adapating to what its customers wanted throughout the decades. 

In the 1950s, it focused on classic, tailored clothing. In the 1960s, it incorporated a lot of the styles that Jackie O. wore, as well as touches of the mod trend. Still, it stayed "on trend, but never trendy." 

The 1970s saw big leaps forward for women in the workplace, so the store created clothing designed for the new role of the career woman. 

The 1980s was a time for power suits in the workplace, often times with shoulder pads. Ann Taylor jumped on the corporate chic look. 

The next decade, LOFT was added to cater to their customers' desire for more causal clothes, too. 

And this decade? Ann Taylor has gone international. 

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