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June Lawlor and Colin Porter in shock Crombie exit

June Lawlor and Colin Porter, joint managing directors of Crombie, have left the menswear company after less than a year in their roles.

Lawlor and Porter joined Crombie in September 2009 after a surprise exit from department store chain House of Fraser, where Lawlor was director of womenswear, accessories and beauty and Porter was commercial director.

It is unclear whether Lawlor or Porter have roles to go to.

Crombie chairman and owner Alan Lewis told Drapers the duo were on gardening leave but declined to comment further.

He declined to say whether he had secured a replacement for the managing director position but said he had people within the business who were “aspiring to do the job”.

He said he had decided that the structure of the Crombie business should be “efficient and lean”.

Crombie would continue with its plans to become a luxury lifestyle retailer and brand on a similar standing to Burberry, Lewis added.

Three new standalone stores are slated to open in key cities in the future and Crombie’s website is set to be overhauled and opened up to five new languages.

Lewis has also acquired 48 Conduit Street in London’s West End for a flagship store on the ground floor and headquarters in the four floors above. It will open next month.

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