Escada is a luxury women's designer clothing brand that was founded in 1978 by designer Margaretha Ley. It is a ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, fragrances, eyewear, watches and jewelry, retailer and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Escada is one of the world’s leading luxury womenswear brands. The brand stands for modern elegance, cool glamour, and sensual femininity. It provides a distinct sense of refined quality, workmanship, and excellent fit and is characterized by color, print, and the love for detail. Escada brand has stores in 80 countries worldwide.