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Kate Spade creative director Nicola Glass to exit. Glass will leave in April amid a broader reorganisation at the struggling brand. She joined the company about three years ago to help revamp the brand, but sales have fallen in six of the last nine quarters. Parent company, Tapestry, said it had created two new roles to try and revive the label’s fortunes and is searching for a new head of product design. Long-time executive Kristen Naiman has been named senior vice president of brand concept and strategy.

Amazon Fashion appoints Muge Erdirik Dogan president. Dogan has 13 years of experience at Amazon, having led the e-tailer’s category, technology and operations teams and served as general manager of Amazon Beauty. She succeeds Christine Beaucamp who has been promoted to a wider role and will oversee Amazon’s consumer categories in North America.

Gap Adds Salaam Coleman Smith to Board of Directors. Coleman Smith has years of experience as a senior media industry executive at companies including The Walt Disney Company and Comcast NBCUniversal. She also serves on Pinterest’s board of directors. Her election adds to the diversity on Gap’s 13-person board and brings its gender balance to nearly 50 percent.

Susie Mulder named global brand president for Timberland. Mulder will take the helm of the VF Corp-owned brand from April 5. She takes over from Martino Scabbia Guerrini, VF’s president for the EMEA region, who has served as Timberland’s interim brand president for the last 14 months. Mulder joins from clothing brand NIC+ZOE, where she served as chief executive officer from 2012. She will report to VF chairman, president and CEO Steve Rendle and sit on the group’s executive leadership team.

Capri Holdings appoints Alejandro Martinez-Galindo chief information officer. He joins the luxury group from Walgreens, where he drove a transformation of the company’s digital retail platform. Martinez-Galindo will start March 8, and report to Thomas Edwards, Capri’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Macy’s cuts COO role amid executive shakeup. Current chief operating officer John Harper will step down effective August 1 with no replacement. The department store group has also announced two leadership appointments, naming Laura Miller chief information officer, effective March 15, and promoting vice president of real estate Chuck DiGiovanna to lead Macy’s real estate function.



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