ELLA’S NEW MAN: Kurt Kleespies has joined VF Corp.-owned Ella Moss, Splendid and Seven For All Mankind as vice president of retail. Kleespies was formerly a regional vice president at Williams-Sonoma Inc. and a regional director at Gap Inc. Splendid recently opened its ninth store on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif., following openings in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Seattle. Ella Moss opened its first store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif., in September. Seven For All Mankind has 25 stores worldwide, including both full-priced and outlet locations.
December 1, 2011