The Limited

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The Limited was an American online clothing retailer that operated retail stores between the middle 1960s and the middle 2000s.wikipedia
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Les Wexner

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This store became the training ground for Leslie Wexner.
In 1963, Wexner was lent $5,000 from an aunt to start The Limited (so named because the store focused on a limited amount of merchandise that turned over quickly and so generated greater revenues, unlike his parents' store).

Kingsdale Shopping Center

In 1963, he borrowed $5,000 from his aunt and $5,000 from the bank and opened a store at the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington.
It is the location where Les Wexner opened his first Limited store.

Sycamore Partners

After 2007, it became a brand, originally owned by the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, now owned by another private equity firm Sycamore Partners.
The firm then went onto win the bid for The Limited, bidding $26.8 million.

Victoria's Secret

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The 1980s started a string of acquisitions: In 1982, the Victoria's Secret brand, store, and catalogue were purchased from Roy Raymond for $1 million. The 1990s included the initial development of the Limited Too (which was renamed Justice in 2008), Bath & Body Works, Structure, and Victoria's Secret Beauty.
Raymond sold Victoria's Secret Inc. to Leslie Wexner, creator of Limited Stores Inc of Columbus, Ohio, for $1 million.

L Brands

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In 1969, Wexner took Limited Brands public, listed as LTD on the NYSE.
This store was named "The Limited" because the store focused on clothing for younger women, unlike his parents' general merchandise store.

Roy Raymond

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The 1980s started a string of acquisitions: In 1982, the Victoria's Secret brand, store, and catalogue were purchased from Roy Raymond for $1 million.
In 1982, after five years of operation, Raymond sold the Victoria's Secret company, with its six stores and 42-page catalogue, grossing $6 million per year, to Leslie Wexner, creator of The Limited, for about $1 million.

Tween Brands

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The 1990s included the initial development of the Limited Too (which was renamed Justice in 2008), Bath & Body Works, Structure, and Victoria's Secret Beauty.
Limited Too was created by The Limited, Inc. in 1987 as a younger girls/infants version of The Limited.

Lane Bryant

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Also in 1982, 207 Lane Bryant stores were purchased.
The Lane Bryant operations were purchased in May 1982 by The Limited founder Leslie Wexner.

Galyan's

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Galyan's, a sporting goods store, was also purchased.
The chain was purchased in 1995 by The Limited.

List of defunct retailers of the United States

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List of defunct retailers of the United States

United States

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The Limited was an American online clothing retailer that operated retail stores between the middle 1960s and the middle 2000s.

Brand

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After 2007, it became a brand, originally owned by the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, now owned by another private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Private equity

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After 2007, it became a brand, originally owned by the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, now owned by another private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Sun Capital Partners

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After 2007, it became a brand, originally owned by the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, now owned by another private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Bella Cabakoff was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and moved to Columbus, Ohio as a toddler.

Columbus, Ohio

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Bella Cabakoff was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and moved to Columbus, Ohio as a toddler.

Lazarus (department store)

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At 21, she became the youngest buyer for the Lazarus department store chain.

Upper Arlington, Ohio

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In 1963, he borrowed $5,000 from his aunt and $5,000 from the bank and opened a store at the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington.

Chief executive officer

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The original board consisted of only the three family members and longtime friend of Harry and Bella, Jim Waldron (who served as senior vice president): Bella Wexner (who served as secretary until her death in 2001), Harry as chairman (who served until his death in 1975), and Leslie, who succeeded his father as the chairman and later became CEO.

New York Stock Exchange

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In 1969, Wexner took Limited Brands public, listed as LTD on the NYSE.

New Albany, Ohio

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In 2009, most headquarters operations moved to New Albany, Ohio.

Henri Bendel

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In 1985, the exclusive Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue in New York City was purchased for $10 million and 798 Lerner stores for $297 million.

New York & Company

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In 1985, the exclusive Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue in New York City was purchased for $10 million and 798 Lerner stores for $297 million.

Abercrombie & Fitch

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Finally, in 1988, 25 Abercrombie & Fitch stores were purchased for $46 million.

Corporate spin-off

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The Limited then ended its ownership of the A&F brand in 1996, when it was spun off into a publicly traded company.