QUINN IS IN: The Doneger Group has appointed Courtney Quinn merchandising director of its Carol Hoffman division. Quinn replaces the division’s namesake, who has resigned to pursue other interests, according to Doneger. Quinn will be responsible for client and industry relationships and directing the day-to-day business activities of the Carol Hoffman division.
The Doneger Group, a consulting firm that assists retail and fashion clients with market research, fashion forecasting, global trends, merchandising and product development strategies, has several specialized divisions in all classifications and price ranges for women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories. Doneger acquired the Carol Hoffman business in 2001, enabling Doneger to gain greater expertise and clients in the designer, bridge, better, gold range and contemporary markets where Hoffman specialized.
Quinn joined Doneger in 2006 and most recently served as women’s contemporary fashion analyst, where she built up the company’s coverage of the contemporary market, while also working closely with the Carol Hoffman clients. Earlier at Doneger, Quinn was fashion media manager, overseeing all fashion content and social media, as well as trend analyst in the fashion office.
In addition, Linda Epstein has joined the Carol Hoffman division as market analyst for accessories and dresses. Epstein was market analyst for fashion accessories at The Doneger Group.