Anne Horton, the former managing director at department store mini-chain Hoopers, has resurfaced at premium department store Elys of Wimbledon in a consultancy role.
Horton, who left Hoopers in December after a management restructure, is revamping the store’s womenswear offer as part a wider refurbishment of store.
She is currently reviewing store’s existing brand mix, which includes Jaeger, Basler, Coast, Mint Velvet and Mexx, and is expected to take some out to make space for new premium brands. Horton added that final decisions had yet to be taken.
She told Drapers: “The overhaul of womenswear will be in keeping with the rest of store, which is being being upgraded. We are assessing the profile of brands to ensure we are bettering serving the local ladies from the village.”
Horton said that she was in talks about “a number of other projects” after completes her role at Elys but she declined to comment further.