Emilia Fabricant, who last week left her post as president of Bebe Stores Inc., has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Aeropostale brand. She will be responsible for all aspects of design, merchandising and production for the brand, and will report to Thomas P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Emilia’s caliber and talent join the Aeropostale team. Emilia has a proven track record of creating and executing the type of merchandise and operating strategies that will enable us to continue to evolve our brand, Emilia will be an incredible asset to our organization, and we look forward to her many contributions to our business.” Johnson said Wednesday.
“Aéropostale presents an incredible opportunity for me to join one of the most highly respected and highly productive specialty retail brands in the market,” Fabricant said.
Fabricant most recently served as President of Bebe Stores. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Charlotte Russe Inc. Earlier in her career, she founded Cadeau Maternity, also serving as its President and Chief Merchandising Officer, after the company was acquired by eStyle. Fabricant began her merchandising career with Barneys New York, where she worked in the Co-op division and held executive positions of increasing responsibility, rising to Senior Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager and Outlet Division.
Aéropostale specializes in casual apparel and accessories, primarily for 14- to 17-year-old women and men through its Aéropostale stores and Web site. It also targets 4- to 12-year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale division. The company currently operates 915 Aeropostale stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 75 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 97 P.S. from Aeropostale stores in 21 states. In addition, its licensees operate 20 Aeropostale and P.S. from Aeropostale stores in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.