NEW YORK — After 29 years in the Bloomingdale’s fashion office, Stephanie Solomon is retiring. The retailer’s vice president of fashion direction and a popular figure on the international collections circuit, Solomon’s last day on the job will be Friday.
“Stephanie had a great feeling for Bloomingdale’s, the values of the company,” said Michael Gould, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “She was one of the great disciples of Kal [Ruttenstein]. Her passion and her enthusiasm for product and the Bloomingdale’s brand itself has been second to none. I will miss her. If we could only replicate the passion she had for product.”
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