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Liz Claiborne and Claiborne Extend the Lifestyle Brand Concept to Include Travel Products

May 17, 2004

NEW YORK, NY; May 17 - Liz Claiborne Inc. (NYSE: LIZ - News) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Badanco Luggage to design and manufacture luggage under the Liz Claiborne and Claiborne brand names.

The Liz Claiborne line is targeted towards professional and active women, offering updated classic silhouettes that can bridge seasons. The collection will include luggage, coordinated totes and feminine business cases. The Claiborne products will be offered in modern styles with durable fabrics, showcasing pieces for business and casual travelers.

Both collections will be introduced at luggage specialty and department stores in 2005.