Barneys New York has given new responsibilities to four of its merchants in women’s and men’s areas due to executives leaving the store to pursue different opportunities, the company said Wednesday.
On the women’s side, Leah Kim was promoted to senior vice president and divisional merchandise manager of women’s ready-to-wear, assuming responsibilities for both designer ready-to-wear as well as developing designer rtw, which refers to brands considered by Barneys to be more contemporary. Leah joined Barneys in January 1998 as a merchandising assistant and most recently was vice president and dmm for women’s designer.
Molly Nutter, among those who left Barneys, was vice president and dmm for developing women’s designer area.
In men’s wear, Jay Bell was promoted to senior vice president, dmm for designer, contemporary and developing designer sportswear. He adds the developing designer sportswear area previously handled by Wanda Colon, who also left Barneys. Bell joined Barneys in October 2000, has held various positions in men’s merchandising and was most recently vice president, dmm of men’s designer sportswear and contemporary sportswear.
Melissa Gallagher has been promoted to senior vice president, dmm for men’s footwear, accessories and home. She joined Barneys in January 2001, has held a number of positions in men’s merchandising and was most recently vice president, dmm over men’s footwear and accessories. Home was previously handled by Tracy Edwards, formerly vice president and dmm of Chelsea Passage, which includes home and children’s.
John Totolis, vice president, dmm for men’s clothing, dress and sport furnishings, has assumed responsibility for children’s. He rejoined Barneys as vice president, dmm in August 2011 after previously being with the company between September 2003 and January 2010.