Kate Spade & Co.: Emilia Fabricant new Executive VP, President of North America

Kate Spade & Company on Tuesday announced that Emilia Fabricant will join the Company as Executive Vice President, President of North America, effective June 29. In this role, Ms. Fabricant will oversee the Company's North America business, with responsibilities across all distribution channels, and will report to Craig A. Leavitt, Chief Executive Officer.  

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"Emilia's combination of experience with luxury retailers, mall-based retailers and online businesses makes her an excellent fit for our team. She will bring valuable leadership and perspective as we continue to focus on our channel-agnostic approach and on fulfilling our lifestyle vision to drive profitability," said Mr. Leavitt.

Ms. Fabricant has nearly 25 years of experience in executive leadership and merchandising roles. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Aeropostale, Inc. overseeing design and merchandising across all divisions, and serving as President of GoJane.com.

Prior, she served as President of bebe stores, inc., as well as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Charlotte Russe, Inc. She also founded Cadeau Maternity, and served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of eStyle, Inc. following its acquisition of Cadeau.

Kate Spade has been doing well over the past year, with positive results in its first quarter of 2015 following a sales jump in 2014 resulting in plans to expand in China.

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