GOODBYE, PARIS: Averyl Oates has resigned as commercial director, fashion divisions at Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais.

Oates joined the French retailer 18 months ago, and according to a letter from the company seen by WWD, she was “deeply involved in the transformation plan currently in progress, Ambitions 2020, and in the refurbishment of the future Haussmann flagship men’s wear store to be opened in the second half of 2015.”

Oates could not be reached for comment.

She will continue to oversee the buying for the autumn-winter 2015 season, and her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.

The letter said Oates “has not only brought a fresh international perspective to our buying, but has instigated innovative fashion choices which open new horizons for the future of Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais.”

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