Kate Spade & Company, also known as Liz Claiborne Inc. (founded in 1976 in Manhattan), and becoming known as Fifth & Pacific Companies until February 25, 2014, this Company is a fashion company that designs and markets a wide range of women's and men's apparel, accessories and fragrance products.
Liz Claiborne Inc. was founded in 1976 by Liz Claiborne, Art Ortenberg, Leonard Boxer, and Jerome Chazen.
it was an immediate success with sales of $2 million in 1976 and $23 million in 1978.
It was the first company founded by a woman to be listed among the Fortune 500.
Liz Claiborne was the first woman in the U.S. fashion industry to be named Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year.