Marc Cain appoints MD of design and brand Subscription
Marc Cain has appointed Hugo Boss’s Katja Konradi as managing director of design and brand.
Fenwick appoints Sue Shields to new buying roleSubscription
Fenwick has appointed Sue Shields to the newly-created role of buying manager of handbags and small leather goods.
Boden appoints chief customer officerSubscription
Boden has hired Gav Thompson as its new chief customer officer.
Exclusive: Oasis appoints new head of digital Subscription
Oasis has appointed LK Bennett’s ecommerce director, Liam Price, as its new head of digital, Drapers can reveal.
Lululemon has promoted its senior vice president of global merchandising, Sun Chloe, to the role of chief product manager.
Debenhams merchandising manager heads to TopmanSubscription
Kate Ludlow-Edson, divisional merchandise manager for men’s accessories at Debenhams, is leaving to take up a new role at Topshop Topman.
New CEO hire a 'clever move' by Boohoo Subscription
Industry experts have heralded the appointment of Primark chief operating officer John Lyttle as Boohoo Group chief executive, announced today, as a “clever move” that will bring more credibility to the fast-growing etailer.
Arcadia finance boss steps downSubscription
Arcadia’s group finance director, Paul Budge, has retired after 30 years at the business.
Sarah Curran-Usher joins retail headhunterSubscription
Sarah Curran-Usher has joined Retail Executives, a specialist fashion and retail recruitment firm, as a partner and head of the new retail advisory division.
N Brown CEO Angela Spindler to exit Subscription
Angela Spindler, chief executive of N Brown Group, is stepping down at the end of the month.
Sports Direct chairman to step downSubscription
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell is stepping down from his role today after nine years.
McArthurGlen appoints deputy CEOSubscription
Outlet owner McArthurGlen Group has appointed former Under Armour executive, Susie McCabe as its first deputy chief executive.
Temperley London appoints new CEOSubscription
Temperley London has appointed Sally Hughes as chief executive, with immediate effect.
The Cambridge Satchel Company appoints new COOSubscription
Supremebeing co-founder David Newman has become chief operating officer at bag brand The Cambridge Satchel Company.
Another senior departure at Cath KidstonSubscription
The chief financial officer for Cath Kidston, Neil Harrington, has left the lifestyle retailer, Drapers can reveal.
AllSaints CEO exitsSubscription
AllSaints chief executive William Kim has left the business, Drapers understands.
Alibaba co-founder to retire Subscription
Jack Ma, co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese etailer Alibaba, has announced he is retiring.
Marks & Spencer hires new digital chiefSubscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed a new chief digital and data officer.
JW Anderson names new CEOSubscription
London-based designer brand JW Anderson has appointed Jenny Galimberti as its new boss.
Ellesse appoints brand directorSubscription
Pentland Brands has appointed Simon Breckon as brand director of Italian sports brand Ellesse.
Sandro CEO to join LanvinSubscription
Lanvin has appointed Jean-Philippe Hecquet as chief executive, signalling what Joann Cheng, chair of Lanvin and its majority shareholder, Fosun Fashion Group, called “the beginning of a new chapter”.
Marc Hare joins Lacoste footwearSubscription
Lacoste has appointed Marc Hare as its new product director for footwear.
La Perla poaches Burberry Asia-Pacific CEOSubscription
Sapinda Holding has appointed Pascal Perrier as group chief executive of La Perla, the lingerie brand it acquired in February this year.
Graham Broomfield returns to LK BennettSubscription
Graham Broomfield has returned to LK Bennett as digital director, after he left his role as director of ecommerce in March 2017.
Sarah Savva to leave DebenhamsSubscription
Sarah Savva is leaving her role as director of external business at Debenhams later this year, Drapers understands.
Schuh appoints chief marketing officerSubscription
Alice Cleary has joined Schuh as its chief marketing officer, taking up her post with immediate effect.
House of Fraser chairman exitsSubscription
House of Fraser chairman Frank Slevin has left the business, Drapers understands.
M&S head of merchandising to join White StuffSubscription
Marks & Spencer head of womenswear merchandising Tracey Verghese is leaving the business to take up the role of merchandise director at White Stuff.
Former LK Bennett and BHS chief executive Darren Topp has joined Retail Executives, a specialist fashion and retail recruitment firm, as chairman.
Lindex chief takes up roleSubscription
Susanne Ehnbåge has taken the reigns at Lindex following her appointment as chief executive in January.
Rag & Bone appoints new CEO from NikeSubscription
US contemporary brand Rag & Bone has appointed Stefanie Strack as chief executive.
The Outnet chief merchant heads to ShopbopSubscription
Shira Suveyke, the former executive vice-president and chief merchant for The Outnet, has been appointed brand president of Shopbop.
Jigsaw appoints new chief executiveSubscription
Jigsaw has appointed ex-Canterbury CEO, Chris Stephenson, as its new chief executive, Drapers can reveal.
Former Espirit CEO joins Bimba Y LolaSubscription
Former Espirit chief executive José Manuel Martínez will join Spanish womenswear brand Bimba Y Lola in the same role, as it seeks to grow its international presence.
Ted Baker promotes head of menswear to boardSubscription
Ted Baker has promoted its head of menswear, Rebeeca Rodden, to associate director with a position on the company’s board.
Superdry has appointed the co-founder and chairman of video marketplace Unruly, Sarah Wood, to its board as a non-executive director.
Harvey Nichols has appointed Laura Larbalestier as group fashion buying director, with effect from 13 August.
Shop Direct's Jon Rudoe exits in reshuffleSubscription
Shop Direct has parted ways with group retail director Jon Rudoe as part of a board reshuffle.
Lululemon appoints new CEOSubscription
Canadian activewear giant Lululemon has appointed former Sephora boss Calvin McDonald as its new chief executive officer.
Amery Capital’s Maurice Helfgott has joined omnichannel retail management firm Brightpearl as chairman, as the company secures $15m (£12.8m) investment to drive further international expansion.
Exclusive: Ralph Lauren cuts senior UK staffSubscription
Ralph Lauren has made a wave of senior redundancies across its UK team, Drapers can reveal.
Mark Felix exits John Lewis Subscription
John Lewis director of online trade Mark Felix is leaving the business after three years.
Missguided head of ecommerce exitsSubscription
Missguided’s head of ecommerce, Mark Leach, has left the Manchester-based fast fashion etailer to join conversion-optimisation agency User Conversion as managing director.
Pentland appoints new fashion brand directorSubscription
Pentland Brands has promoted Nicola Matthews to the role of fashion brand director with responsibility for both the Karen Millen and Ted Baker footwear businesses.
M&S’s Bousquet-Chavanne to join Emaar MallsSubscription
Marks & Spencer’s Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is to join Dubai-based Emaar Malls as chief executive next August to lead the extensive development of its premium shopping and retail assets.
Primark store director to exitSubscription
Primark director of store development and design Peter Franks is leaving the retailer.
John Lewis appoints new non-execSubscription
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Andy Martin as non-executive director of the partnership’s board.
The womenswear market has always been a highly competitive sector and several key fashion appointments over the last few weeks indicate how retailers are planning to stay ahead.
Jason Tarry, currently group chief product officer at Tesco, will become chief executive for UK and Republic of Ireland at the supermarket, after Charles Wilson steps down.
Marc Cain managing director and creative director Karin Veit is to leave the business at the end of this month, after 43 years.