It all started in 1954 and today, it is has been almost half a decade to this store’s existence. Richard Liebeskind built his first Ann Taylor shop in New Haven, CT. The name Ann Taylor was kept after one of the best-selling dresses, that represented his vision at his father’s store. Fast-forward a few decades and Ann Taylor had become a national brand by 1983. By then it had 47 stores in the US.
Today the brand has 122 outlets in North America. ANN Inc. is a part of the Ascena retail group. It is a parent company of not only Ann Taylor but of Loft and Lou & Grey as well. All these subsidiaries are peppered across North America, Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada and are available for grabs online in more than a hundred countries.