Selfridges has been hit by a series of high profile departures in the last fortnight, including two from its menswear team.
Director of menswear Anita Barr and menswear buying manager Adam Kelly are both understood to have handed in their notices in the past 10 days.
It follows the news last week that buying director of womenswear, accessories and childrenswear Sebastian Manes was taking on additional responsibilities covering menswear, home and leisure. The two sets of responsibilities were combined into one role, buying and merchandising director.
Finance director Mark Raban and Alec Latimer, company secretary, are also stepping down as is head of online Zia Zareem-Slade, who is currently on maternity leave. Her departure comes after Simon Forster joined as multichannel directorfrom Debenhams towards the end of last year.
Gary Edgley, buying manager for women’s contemporary and casualwear, is working his last week at the department store before leaving to take up a consultancy role. Erin Thompson, head of visual, left at the end of last month to become artistic director of Coach.
There have also been two departures from the food division, with buying managers Tania McMullen and Andy Kavanagh handing in their notices.
A spokeswoman for Selfridges confirmed the departures, stressing that as they were spread across the business no one particular division would be affected. It was “not uncommon post-bonus” to see this number of people leave, she added, highlighting the average length of time each person had spent at Selfridges was five-and-a-half years.
The spokeswoman was unable to comment on whether each person would be replaced or whether further restructuring would take place, saying there would be some “opportunities” for internal movement.