ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN)
At ANN INC., WE GET WOMEN. Real women live ever more complicated lives. They juggle more activities, play more roles, and carry more expectations.
But what women value is what they have always valued: connecting with others, making smart choices, looking and feeling great. Living life fully means women choose to play all their roles with confidence and style.
That is why we’re here.
For more than half a century, we have evolved with the needs of real women who live full, active lives. Our values are her values. We get that a woman expresses herself through what she wears—at work, at home, and at play.
To meet her needs, we design pieces for her life and her changing roles to help her look and feel confident and beautiful. We create rich experiences that connect with her wherever she is, inspire her style and simplify her choices.
ANN INC. associates are fueled by a simple but profound mission—‘to inspire and connect with our clients to put their best selves forward every day’. This is evident in our great brands as well as in our commitment to corporate responsibility through our programs supporting causes related to ethical sourcing, women’s health and well being, children, and the environment. Through our charitable arms, ANN Cares and LOFT Cares, we develop campaigns that engage, inspire and connect our clients and associates to the charities that we support. This is who we are and this is what we do better than anyone else.
ANN INC.’s rich heritage dates to 1954, when founder Richard Liebeskind opened his first shop called Ann Taylor. Back then, “Ann Taylor” represented a best-selling dress style that had been gifted to the storeowner by his father. The “Ann Taylor” design embodied the well-dressed woman, and the legacy was born. By 1983, Ann Taylor had grown from a regional brand to a national brand with 47 stores across the United States.
Today, ANN INC. is represented by two brands with multiple channels of distribution. We operate 907 Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet stores in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of October 30, 2010 along with our ecommerce web sites anntaylor.com and LOFT.com.
At Ann Taylor we believe in making you feel as BEAUTIFUL, STYLISH and SMART inside our clothes as you look on the outside. We believe TIMELESS STYLE is always RELEVANT. We believe VALUE and VERSATILITY are just as important as FIT and FABRIC. And whether it’s a really big day or those just-as-important everydays—we believe in making you feel CHIC and CONFIDENT every step of the way. Because when you feel at your best, you are at your best. We should know…WE WEAR OUR CLOTHES TOO.
LOFT is the trusted personal stylist for the woman who lives a casually layered life. We give her fashion advice, ideas and inspiration—and we serve it all up with a splash of everyday glamour. We provide her with feminine, versatile, effortless pieces. We interact with her like a friend, offering style advice and ideas. We make her style aspirations attainable.
Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet stores
Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet stores, with 110 store locations, are shopping destination in their own right, with clothing merchandise specifically designed and made to carry the Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet label.