NEW YORK — Macy’s East announced some top-level changes in its merchant team on Monday, including giving Richard Arnstein, executive vice president of handbags, hosiery, jewelry, watches, shoes and intimate apparel, additional responsibilities for cosmetics and fragrances.

Mary Markman was promoted to executive vice president for home. On Monday, Nancy Feldman will move into Markman’s former role and serve as senior vice president of footwear, handbags and dress accessories. Feldman is currently vice president and divisional merchandise manager of cosmetics at Bloomingdale’s.

Arnstein and Markman assume responsibilities that were held by Eric Salus, who last May became president of The Bon Marche, the Seattle-based division of Federated Department Stores. Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s East are also Federated divisions. The Bon Marche will be renamed The Bon-Macy’s on Aug. 1.

Arnstein joined Macy’s in 1979, rose to dmm of men’s dress furnishings, then senior vice president of jewelry, and moved up to executive vice president of center core in 1999.

Feldman started her career at Abraham & Straus, rose to dmm of dresses and became an operating vice president and dmm before being named to her most recent job in 2000.

Macy’s East operates with four other executive vice presidents: Martine Reardon, marketing and sales promotion; Kevin Morrisey, men’s and children’s wear; Bob Jezowski, ready-to-wear, sportswear, juniors and coats, and Karen Smith-Harvey, visual merchandising and store design.

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