• BOTTEGA TAPS FLORE: Bottega Veneta has named a new U.S. regional president. Gianluca Flore, who had been president of North America at Fendi for the past three years, will be based in the Italian company’s New York offices and report to Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive of Bottega Veneta, the firm stated. Prior to his position at Fendi, Flore was with innerwear marketer La Perla, where he held multiple positions from 1997 to 1999. He was promoted that year to president of La Perla USA, and he remained at the company through 2004. A spokeswoman, who was reached Monday, said the two executives were unavailable for comment.


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