Ann Taylor has evolved with the needs of real women who live full, happy and accomplished lives, for more than 60 years. We are her go-to style destination for apparel, shoes and accessories —it’s more than just getting dressed: We get her ready.

It started with a dress.

Ann Taylor began in 1954 with a dress and a dream. When Richard Liebeskind opened his first shop in New Haven, Connecticut, 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 woman.

Our Promise

As the American woman has evolved, so have we, staying one step ahead to bring her a wardrobe of possibilities. She lives a rich and varied life, and we strive to bring her thoughtful style options for big days and everydays. With a sophisticated, feminine approach to modern essentials, we promise to give her the inspiration and confidence she needs to do what she loves.