Responding to customer needs, Best Buy and Liz Claiborne team up on exclusive
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fashion meets function as Liz
Claiborne Accessories and Best Buy introduce a new line of consumer electronic
accessories available exclusively through U. S. Best Buy stores and online at
Liz Claiborne's classic design and signature accents combine with Best
Buy's industry expertise and customer-focused philosophy to create a
collection of consumer electronic accessories perfect for the stylish woman
on-the-go. An extensive offering of laptop bags and sleeves, business totes,
cell phone cases, MP3 cases and camera cases will be available in a variety of
designs and fabrics, including luxe leathers, jacquard patterns and metallic
and patent finishes. A complete assortment of collections and styles will be
available this October in approximately 250 U. S. Best Buy store locations and
at http://www.bestbuy.com. Retail prices range from $24.99 to $199.99.
"We view this partnership as an excellent opportunity to bring the Liz
Claiborne aesthetic to the consumer electronics industry by creating
fashionable accessories for the items we can't live without in this hi-tech
world," said Dina Battipaglia, president, Liz Claiborne Accessories. "Best Buy
is recognized for the variety and quality of its product offering and is a
true leader in the marketplace."
"We know many of our customers want technology to be more than a simple
necessity, they want their devices to reflect their sense of style," said Liz
Haesler, vice president at Best Buy. "By working with Liz Claiborne we are
bringing new options to our customers who are looking for both function and
About Liz Claiborne Inc.
Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of branded
women's and men's apparel, accessories and fragrance products. Our diverse
portfolio of quality brands -- available domestically and internationally via
wholesale and retail channels -- consistently meets the widest range of
consumers' fashion needs, from classic to contemporary, active to relaxed and
denim to streetwear. For more information visit
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) operates a global portfolio of brands with
a commitment to growth and innovation. Our employees strive to provide
customers around the world with superior experiences by responding to their
unique needs and aspirations. We sell consumer electronics, home-office
products, entertainment software, appliances and related services through
approximately 1,200 retail stores across the United States, throughout Canada
and in China. Our multi-channel operations include: Best Buy (BestBuy.com,
BestBuy.ca and BestBuy.com.cn), Future Shop (FutureShop.ca), Geek Squad
(GeekSquad.com and GeekSquad.ca), Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Centers
(PacificSales.com), Magnolia Audio Video (Magnoliaav.com), Jiangsu Five Star
Appliance Co. (Five-Star.cn) and Speakeasy (Speakeasy.net). Best Buy supports
the communities in which its employees work and live through volunteerism and
grants that benefit children and education.
SOURCE Liz Claiborne Inc.
/CONTACT: Darlene Fratello of Liz Claiborne Inc., +1-212-626-5897; or
Lisa Hawks of Best Buy, +1-612-291-6150/
/Web site: http://www.lizclaiborneinc.com