CARR NAMED SALES CHIEF AT MCFADDEN’S MMCF UNIT
NEW YORK — Pat Carr, formerly sales manager of the Collection division at Ralph Lauren Womenswear, has been appointed director of sales and merchandising for the MMCF division of Mary McFadden.
Carr assumes the role of Robert Pitofsky, who was president of the three-year-old bridge-to-designer-price dress and suit collection. As reported, Pitofsky left the company at the end of last year to go into real estate.
“MMCF is perfectly positioned for growth and for developing a special customer,” Carr said.
She reports to Dede Shipman, president of Mary McFadden. Shipman said Carr’s background in designer merchandise at the wholesale and retail levels offers a strong perspective that should help the division continue to grow.
Carr had been with Ralph Lauren since 1992. Prior to that, she ran her own buying office, Carr McIntyre & Co., from 1987 to 1992. The buying office had offices in New York and Paris, serving American specialty stores and consulting to European manufacturers and designers.
From 1985 to 1987, Carr was the women’s buyer for Daniel Foxx in Palm Desert, Calif., and for Polo/Ralph Lauren shops in New Jersey, Oklahoma and California. As vice president of marketing for Karl Lagerfeld North America from 1984 to 1985, she headed sales.
Carr began her career in 1976 as a sales account executive for Ralph Lauren Womenswear. She rose to such posts as showroom manager, national sales manager and vice president of marketing.