Luxury department store Lane Crawford announced Thursday the appointment of Mia Young as chief merchant, formerly of saks.com, to oversee the trendsetting Asian company’s edit.
Young will be relocating from New York to Hong Kong for the role and will report to Andrew Keith, president of Lane Crawford, to shape the selection at Lane Crawford’s nine brick-and-mortar locations across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, as well as its online store.
“Mia delivers to this strategic role more than 20 years’ of outstanding buying and merchandise experience in multibrand luxury retail, online and off-line,” said Lane Crawford. “Most recently, she excelled as chief site merchant at saks.com, after a period with Amazon’s owned luxury fashion portal, MyHabit.com; prior to which she led designer fashion at Barney’s New York, and she has also worked at Bergdorf Goodman.”
“I am thrilled to join Lane Crawford, a brand that is highly recognized within the industry for continually raising the bar for its curated product selection and experiences,” Young said. “My aim is to elevate and further strengthen the product portfolio and provide a fresh sense of authority and inventiveness in the world of luxury fashion, relating to our customers in Hong Kong SAR and China in new and exciting ways.”
“We are delighted to welcome Mia,” said Andrew Keith, Lane Crawford and Joyce president. “With her world-class buying experience, product sensibility and leadership, Mia will be guiding her teams to create new, exciting products, services and experiences that inspire our customers and their rapidly evolving lifestyles. At the heart of our continued success is our passion for the craft of curation, merchandising and storytelling that is brought to life and enabled through our unique own-bought business model.”
Founded in 1850, the department store operator is headquartered in Aberdeen, Hong Kong and is a part of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group.