Department store The Original Factory Shop has appointed Dean Argent, former vice president and European buying director of TJX Europe, as its new commercial director.
Argent will be responsible for enhancing the business’s fashion, footwear and homeware offer when he joins The Original Factory Shop tomorrow (November 19). At TJX Europe Argent was the vice president of buying for three years to July 2014. He was also a founder of the Envy retail chain.
Argent said: “The business is something of a hidden gem and the company’s proposition is ideal for today’s market place with increasingly discerning consumers.”
The Original Factory Shop’s chief executive Tony Page said: “Apart from his excellent leadership qualities, broad experience and track record of success, Dean will be perfectly suited to help us drive the development of our branded fashion, footwear, home ware and beauty departments, which are of key strategic focus for us.”