HORN JOINS ANGEL: Patti Horn has joined the Lee Angel division of Roxanne Assoulin as vice president of marketing, a new post.
At Lee Angel, she will oversee private label and offshore sourcing at the moderate-price division. The item-driven line, founded two years ago, is now sold in more than 1,500 stores around the world.
Since 1981, Horn had been president of her own eponymous jewelry firm, which she closed in January 1999.
MOVADO MOVES: Jeffrey Cohen has been named president of Movado North America, a new position at the luxury watch company.
Cohen, 39, will be responsible for sales of the Movado brand in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. He will report to John Pistner, president of the Movado brand worldwide.
Cohen joined Movado in 1982 and has held various sales posts at the company, most recently senior vice president of Movado sales.
In other developments, Movado opened its first in-store boutique inside the fine jewelry salon at Macy’s Herald Square flagship in New York on April 8. Macy’s has long been a key account for the Movado brand.
In addition to its namesake brand, the Movado Group manufactures and distributes Concord, Esq and Coach watches worldwide, and also operates five Movado stores.
ROWLEY WRAPS: Cynthia Rowley continues to branch out. The ready-to-wear and sportswear designer has licensed Symphony Scarfs to produce a collection of scarves and shawls to bow in stores this fall.
The line will include printed silks, novelty knits, wool blends, mohair and oversized wraps, and blankets. Special items will include sequins, embroideries and rabbit fur, which will tie in with Rowley’s signature collection. The line will be targeted to better department and specialty stores, as well as Cynthia Rowley stores.
Wholesale prices will range from $35 to $300, and the items will be shown during the upcoming May accessories market at the Symphony Scarfs showroom at 411 Fifth Avenue.
The designer also produces footwear, eyewear and handbags under license, and recently signed a multiyear licensing agreement with Aris Industries for jeanswear, slated to premiere this fall.
NETTING MORRIS: Jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris is embracing the Internet. The designer has signed on at Internet jewelry sites Miadora.com and Adornis.com.
At Miadora, Morris’s initial collection includes about 40 pieces from his line in sterling silver, 18-karat gold or platinum.
Adornis expects to have his collection available on the site in May, according to a spokesman.
SHOPPING SPADE: Kate Spade continues its mini-rollout with two more stores slated to open by October, according to Robin Marino, president of the company.
In September, a unit will bow in the Americana Mall in Manhasset, N.Y., and a store on Grant Street in San Francisco will open in October.
In January, the firm announced it would also open a unit in Greenwich, Conn., which Marino said would be unveiled in early June, and another store on Oak Street in Chicago in September.