– LAUDER NAMES LANDAU: The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has named Agnes M. Landau senior vice president of global marketing for its Clinique division, succeeding Jane Lauder, who was recently named senior vice president and general manager of Origins, which is also owned by Lauder. Landau, who will officially take the post July 1, is currently senior vice president of makeup and promotional marketing for Clinique. She has previously worked as vice president of global promotional marketing at Clinique and, prior to that, was the brand’s vice president of global fragrance, body and men’s. Before joining Lauder in 1999, Landau was vice president of marketing in Revlon Inc.’s Almay division. She has also previously worked at Avon Products Inc. She will report to Lynne Greene, president of Clinique Worldwide.
– MCDONALD RETIREMENT: Mackey McDonald will retire as chairman and a director of VF Corp. on Aug. 1, ending his 25-year career with the jeans and sportswear giant. Eric Wiseman, who succeeded McDonald as chief executive officer on Jan. 1, will succeed him as chairman and retain the title of president, as well. McDonald, 61, served as chairman for 10 years and as ceo for 11 years. Wiseman, 52, said his predecessor’s “impact on VF will last well beyond his presence. He led the successful transformation of VF into a dynamic lifestyle brand company well positioned for future growth, and, perhaps most importantly, he helped build a unique, performance-driven culture.”
– ANDREW MARC GETS FOOTING: G-III Apparel Group Ltd. has lined up its first license for the Andrew Marc brand — a footwear arrangement with the Camuto Group slated to begin with fall 2009 retail selling. The deal will run through Jan. 31, 2031. Morris Goldfarb, G-III’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We are excited to begin the broader development of the Andrew Marc and Marc New York branded businesses which hold an excellent position in upscale specialty retailers and department stores.” G-III acquired Andrew Marc from Gordon Brothers Group in February.