JONES TAPS MENDELSON

NEW YORK — Mark Mendelson has been promoted to president of merchandising for Jones Apparel Group’s Career Collection.
Mendelson was president of merchandising for Nine West, and will continue to oversee that brand, in addition to managing career. He joined the company last September. He reports to Peter Boneparth, president.
“Mark has taken significant steps to redirect the design and merchandising strategy for the Nine West Apparel division. The full impact of his direction will begin with the fall collection,” Boneparth said Tuesday in a statement. “Mark’s merchandising approach, which incorporates responding to critical tested items that rely on shortened lead and production times, will benefit both Jones Collection and Nine West apparel, as well as our retail customers who are more focused on purchasing goods closer to need.”
Prior to Jones, Mendelson was president of Tahari Ltd. from 1998 to 2001, and executive vice president of sales and marketing for Laundry by Shelli Segal from 1995 through 1998.

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