Former Jimmy Choo chief executive Joshua Schulman has been appointed as president of luxury US department store Bergdorf Goodman.
According to reports, Schulman will join the company on May 7. He left Jimmy Choo earlier this year in the wake of the brand’s acquisition by Labelux. During his time at Jimmy Choo Schulman oversaw the international expansion of the brand alongside the growth of its ecommerce business.
Schulman will report to Jim Gold, president of speciality retail at the Neiman Marcus Group, which operates Bergdorf. The company has been without a president since October 2010 when Gold was promoted.
Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group, said: “Joshua’s unique experience blends keen business acumen with creativity and vision. He appreciates the legacy of Bergdorf Goodman but understands brands have to be continually defined and re-defined.”
She added: “From merchandising to marketing to sales and service, he is exceptional in his ability to bring an idea and an ideal to life. He is the perfect leader for Bergdorf Goodman.”
Schulman has previously held roles including president of American contemporary brand and retailer Kenneth Cole, managing director of international strategic alliances for GAP and Gucci Group’s executive vice president of worldwide merchandising and wholesale for Yves Saint Laurent, as well as worldwide director of Gucci women’s ready-to-wear.