The Limited

The Limited

About The Limited

The Limited is an American apparel company. It is owned by the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners.In 1912, Bella Cabakoff emigrated with her parents from Russia to Columbus, Ohio to escape persecution. At 21, she became the youngest buyer for the Lazarus department store chain. However, after spending over 20 years with Lazarus, in 1951 she and her husband Harry Wexner opened a women's clothing store named Leslie's (after their son) on State Street. This store became the training ground for Leslie Wexner. 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. This store was named 'The Limited' because the store focused on clothing for younger women, unlike his parents' general merchandise store.

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