Our History

Pioneers in the fields of fashion and business.

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LIM College continues to thrive while remaining true to its original mission to educate and prepare students for successful careers in fashion and its related fields.

More than eight decades ago, Maxwell F. Marcuse, an authority and pioneer in the fields of education and retail, was asked by leading retailers to create an educational institution for the business of fashion and merchandising. In 1939 Mr. Marcuse founded what was originally known as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) and in 2009 became LIM College.

LIM College: "Back to the Future"

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Today, embracing an era of increased globalization, technological advancement, and awareness of social justice issues, LIM College continues to thrive while remaining true to its original mission to educate and prepare students for successful careers in fashion and its related fields.

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