NEW YORK — Nancy Sloan, a talented merchandiser, product developer and artist who worked at top designer brands and retailers for two decades, died Saturday because of injuries from a car accident while riding her bicycle in Brooklyn Heights. She was 48.

Services will be held today at Saint Peter’s Church on Lexington Avenue and 54th Street at 4 p.m.

During the Eighties, Sloan was a sportswear buyer and divisional merchandise manager at Bergdorf Goodman. Later, she held product development and merchandising positions at Burberry, Zoe, Hanae Mori and Pringle. More recently, she was a technical design consultant at Brooks Bros., Casual Corner, and finally at Liz Claiborne.

A member of the Arts Student League of New York and the Graphic Artists Guild of New York, Sloan grew up in Huntington Station on Long Island and received a partial scholarship to the Geoffrey Ballet.

Survivors include her sister, Carol Hurst, her brother-in-law Lawrence Hurst, and two nephews.

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