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Leslie Wexner

Limited (The), Inc.

1963 - Present

Retail

1960 b. 1937
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateOhio State University
Personal
Born-Died1937
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1960

While working in his parents’ store in the early 1960s, Wexner realized that women’s sportswear was really the future of fashion, and left to start his own company. After an early IPO in 1969, the company experienced a whirlwind expansion period, purchasing struggling companies like Lane Bryant and Victoria’s Secret and turning them into profitable enterprises. In his companies, Wexner has created one of the leading specialty fashion enterprises, serving every market from contemporary women’s wear and plus size clothing to discount fashion and lingerie.