Lucia agent Marianne Bainbridge is to retire after 28 years at the German womenswear brand.
Bainbridge, one of the classic womenswear market's most popular representatives, will leave at the end of October. She and her late husband Barry, built the brand up from scratch to an account base of 420 stockists at its peak.
She told Drapers: "I turn 60 this year and it struck me as the right time to go. I'm looking forward to doing unheard-of things such as taking my holiday during the summer. But I shall miss all the fantastic friends that I have made in the trade."
Lucia will appoint a new UK sales manager, who will run the brand's showroom in Newman Street in London. Its four regional sub-agents will continue to represent Lucia.
Bainbridge's son James, who had been working with her in the business, is leaving the trade to train as a commercial pilot.