Longtime men’s merchant Stuart Goldblatt has retired as executive vice president of men’s and children’s for Macy’s Private Brands, a role he has held for the past 15 years.
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He will be succeeded in that position by Molly Langenstein, who had been executive vice president and general merchandise manager for the Millennial family of business at the department store chain, according to a Macy’s spokesman.
Goldblatt, whose retail career spanned 35 years and included stints at Carson Pirie Scott, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, G. Fox and Hecht Co., is a fixture in the men’s business and had also been active in the Father’s Day Council, the YMA and other industry organizations.
Reached by phone, Goldblatt said he feels “very fortunate to have worked with the best retail minds in the industry, and I feel lucky to have had such a long career doing what I love. My hope is to start a new career, but this one won’t last 35 years. But I’ve got another 10 years in me to do something.”
Goldblatt said his next challenge has not yet been determined, but he expects to find something soon. “I won’t be Allen Questrom and take a year off to bicycle through Europe,” he said with a laugh. “But I have the luxury of time to decide what I want to do.”