Liz Claiborne and Best Buy - Where Fashion Meets Function

Responding to customer needs, Best Buy and Liz Claiborne team up on

exclusive electronic accessories

Aug 15, 2007, 01:00 ET from Liz Claiborne Inc.

    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 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 fashion."
     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
 (, and, Future Shop (,
 Geek Squad ( and, Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath
 Centers (, Magnolia Audio Video (, Jiangsu
 Five Star Appliance Co. ( and Speakeasy ( 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.