Buying roles rejigged at House of FraserSubscription
House of Fraser menswear buying manager Julie Woodhead is understood to be moving to a role in the womenswear buying team as part of a reshuffle at the department store chain. The two remaining menswear buying managers will become heads of buying, with Jackie Hay overseeing formalwear and accessories and Pablo Sueiras taking responsibility for casual brands and kidswear.
Kurt Geiger men’s footwear offer is being axed from 16 House of Fraser stores as the department store business rejigs its offer in a large-scale review.
Ex-House of Fraser buyer moves to DieselSubscription
Former House of Fraser buyer Yasmin Khan, who was previously known as Jaspal Billing, has been appointed buyer at denim brand Diesel. Khan was buyer for young fashion at the department store group, but left in February as part of a rejig of the senior buying team. Khan has also worked at USC as head of womenswear.
Peter Werth shop-in-shop hits House of FraserSubscription
Menswear brand Peter Werth has launched its first shop-in-shop concept at House of Fraser on London’s Oxford Street. The area, which features logo-patterned wallpaper, blue lighting and chrome fittings, will be rolled out to House of Fraser stores in Manchester, Leeds and Victoria in London, as well as Elys of Wimbledon, in the autumn.
House of Fraser is to focus on own labels in its first foray into selling clothing online.
US casualwear giant Gap is planning to launch its first UK concession in House of Fraser, as part of a revamp of the department store chain’s kidswear business.
House of Fraser has bought the rights to the Episode brand to bump up its own-label offer.
House of Fraser is facing a supplier backlash after demanding that brands and concessionaires help to finance its £250 million rebranding programme.
House of Fraser has hired Bentalls womenswear boss Judy Cimdins as part of a second restructure of its womenswear team.
Department store chain House of Fraser is developing a small store fashion format called HOF to roll-out into town centres and smaller scale cities.