Loehmann’s Inc. has named Joseph Melvin chief operating officer, succeeding Robert Glass, who is retiring after more than 15 years with the off-price chain.
Melvin becomes second-in-command at Loehmann’s, reporting to Jerry Politzer, chief executive officer. Most recently, Melvin served as president and chief operating officer of Finlay Fine Jewelry Corp., which liquidated. Prior to Finlay,Melvin worked for The May Department Stores Co., which was acquired by Macy’s Inc., and for more than 20 years held top level jobs there including chairman and chief operating officer of the Filene’s unit, as well as chief financial officer and controller at three other divisions.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"