NEW YORK — Industry odds are on Ann Taylor Stores Corp. picking an insider to run the Ann Taylor Stores division — and soon. That’s because outsiders just don’t seem to work out there, no search firm has been retained and there’s a sense of urgency at the troubled chain.
According to sources, Kay Krill, president of the smoother-running Loft division, could be reassigned to oversee both divisions, continuing to report to J. Patrick Spainhour, chairman and chief executive officer of the $1.4 billion corporation. The company doesn’t want to lose her at Loft, considering that chain has been on a growth track, but they need a strong merchant at Ann Taylor Stores as well.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"