The longtime men’swear merchant, who had spent 18 years at the upscale retailer, hasreturned to the company as vice president and divisional merchandisemanager of men’s sportswear.
Most recently, Diego was chiefmerchant at Lividini & Co., where she will be succeeded by AdamLefkowitz as vice president of merchandising and business development.
Diegojoined Saks in 1994 and served as fashion director of women’s footwear,accessories, jewelry and intimate apparel as well as men’s fashiondirector. She was also a buyer of women’s footwear, men’s accessoriesand men’s designer clothing and had been vice president and dmm ofproduct development over the men’s area when she left the store in 2012.While in the product development area, Diego is credited with helpingto launch the SFA Men’s Collection, now the store’s largest men’svendor.
She joined LF USA as chief merchant and senior vicepresident of merchandising in the men’s division for two years beforejoining Lividini & Co. in January.
At Saks, Diego assumes a position that has been open for some time.
AtLividini & Co., Lefkowitz assumes the merchant responsibilities andwill also be charged with developing new business opportunities. Hewill report to Lynette Harrison Brubaker, partner and chief marketingofficer.
Lefkowitz was most recently director of strategicmerchandising and business development for Li & Fung. He has alsobeen with Scoop as a women’s buyer and began his career at Saks where healso bought several women’s categories.
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