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Exclusive: HoF drops duo in womenswear shake-up

House of Fraser has made two of its senior womenswear team redundant as part of a shake-up under the new divisional executive director Allan Winstanley.

Concessions director for womenswear Sue Dunn, who has been with House of Fraser for 16 years, is understood to have left the business last week.

Marie Jones, design director of womenswear and accessories, has also been made redundant although it is not known whether she has yet left.

House of Fraser declined to comment on the redundancies. However, it is thought that the reason given to the individuals involved was a decline in womenswear sales.

According to the department store’s most recently released results, the three months to July 28 saw sales across the whole business grow by 0.6%.

The departures of Jones and Dunn are the first major changes to be made to the womenswear team under Allan Winstanley, who was promoted to the role of executive director of womenswear, accessories, beauty and visual on September 14.

Winstanley, formerly executive director of menswear and kidswear at House of Fraser, took on the womenswear role from Stephanie Chen who left the business in September to join Marks & Spencer as director of kidswear and home in March 2013.


Readers' comments (2)

  • Wow Sue Dunn she has weathered all the changes over the last few years

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  • Ms Jones departure couldn't come a day to sooner for HOF. What a disastrous choice for a Design Director. Will be interesting to see what changes this new shake up will bring.

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