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Emilia Fabricant Joins Aéropostale

The former president of Bebe Stores Inc. has become executive vice president at the company.

NEW YORK — Emilia Fabricant, who last week left her post as president of Bebe Stores Inc., has become executive vice president of Aéropostale Inc.

Fabricant will be responsible for all aspects of design, merchandising and production for the brand, and will report to Thomas P. Johnson, the chief executive officer. “Emilia has a proven track record of creating and executing the type of merchandise and operating strategies that will enable us to continue to evolve our brand,” Johnson said Wednesday.

“Aéropostale presents an incredible opportunity for me to join one of the most highly respected and highly productive specialty retail brands in the market,” Fabricant said.

Before Bebe, Fabricant was president and chief merchandising officer of Charlotte Russe Inc. Earlier, she founded Cadeau Maternity. Fabricant began her career with Barneys New York, where she worked in the Co-op division and held executive positions of increasing responsibility, rising to senior vice president and divisional merchandise manager.

Aéropostale specializes in casual apparel and accessories, primarily for 14- to 17-year-old women and men through its Aéropostale stores and Web site. It also targets 4- to 12-year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale division.