BUZZ U: Meatpacking district-based retailers Alexander McQueen and Jeffrey can expect a stylish new neighbor come summer 2003. Bumble and bumble is building their new corporate headquarters, Bumble and bumble University, on 415 West 13th Street. Current offices are located above the company’s flagship salon on 146 East 56th Street. The new digs will measure 44,500 square feet and inhabit the top five floors of a now-three-story building, according to Susan Penzner of Susan Penzner Real Estate. The space will house the hair-care company’s product development, new media, creative, training, design and finance divisions.

HACKER PROMOTED: Chris Hacker has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and design for Aveda. Hacker will continue to lead Aveda’s global marketing and design domains. Hacker joined Aveda in July 2000 as vice president/creative director and was responsible for all aspects of design for the company, including visual merchandising, packaging, store design and advertising. His title was expanded to vice president, marketing and design in July 2001, when he assumed responsibility for the brand’s marketing division.

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