Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.
The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.
A smattering of style-oriented books are due out in coming months.
Exhibitors at last week’s Denim by Première Vision show adjusted prices and looked to offer more versatile products.
The First Lady wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress under a Michael Kors coat to attend a 65th anniversary of D-Day event in France.
Charlotte Russe, which caters to 16- to 29-year-olds, is the first fashion retailer to introduce ShopTogether interactive technology into its Web site.
The third floor at Saks’ Manhattan flagship is nearing completion and aims to be a temple of designer shopping.