AKRIS HIRE: Emilie Rubinfeld will join Akris on Monday as vice president of marketing and communications for the U.S. In this new position, Rubinfeld will oversee advertising, marketing, special events and public relations for the Swiss brand. Most recently, she was vice president of marketing for Giorgio Armani Corp. Rubinfeld, based in New York, will report to Caroline Brown, Akris’ chief executive officer, who joined the company in December, also from Armani.

KORS IN L.A.: Michael Kors will launch its sixth lifestyle store at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles in April. The concept was initiated at NorthPark Center in Dallas in July. It integrates accessories, which make up about 75 percent of the product mix, with three of the company’s apparel lines: Collection, Kors Michael Kors and Michael Michael Kors. The Los Angeles store will be in a roughly 2,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by accessory store Siany.

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