April 13, 2018: French luxury shoe brand Clergerie has appointed Foussi Youcef to the position of global wholesale director, effective May 14. He joins the company from Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann, where he was merchandiser and sales director for footwear and accessories. Before that, Foussi was wholesale director and merchandiser for footwear at Maison Margiela, where he worked from 2004 to 2016. He will join Clergerie for the upcoming sales campaign of SS19 and will be based in the Parisian headquarters of the house.
April 9, 2018: After more than 30 years at HBC-owned Lord & Taylor — where she started as a dress buyer but ascended to president — Liz Rodbell is leaving the department store at the end of this month. Rodbell has served as Lord & Taylor’s president since 2014 and was simultaneously the president of Hudson’ Bay in Canada, before hanging up the latter hat in June 2017 as part of a leadership reshuffle. A search is underway for Rodbell’s successor.
April 9, 2018: Kering-owned Balenciaga has tapped Daniel Motta Mello to manage its public relations activities in the Americas, the label’s latest move to bulk up business in the region. The former Karla Otto VP is charged with developing the communications department, reporting to Balenciaga’s president for the Americas Vira Capeci. The position had been left vacant for some time as the company restructured. Capeci, who had worked for Céline for nine years, was hired last September in a management reshuffle led by brand CEO Cédric Charbit.
April 4, 2018: Macy’s Inc. has announced that Karen Hoguet, its CFO since 1997, has decided to retire in February 2019, at the completion of the company’s fiscal year. An external search is underway for Hoguet’s replacement, and she will continue in her role as CFO until her successor is appointed. She will then remain in an advisory role to support the company during a transition period until Feb. 2. Hoguet began her career at Federated Department Stores in 1982 and was appointed to her current role in 1997.
April 3, 2018: Neiman Marcus has hired Adam Orvos as its new CFO. He takes over the role held by Dale Stapleton on an interim basis since May 2017. Most recently, Orvos served as CEO of Total Wine & More.