MAO RELOCATES: MAO PR, the company that offers the alternative show venue MAO Space, is in the game for a fourth season. The space will relocate to the Altman Building at 135 West 18th Street from last season’s location at the Atlas Building. Nevertheless, MAO aims to be a boon to newer designers who can show in the 10,000- square-foot space (seats 400 to 800 people) for $7,500, which is significantly less than the least-expensive venue at Bryant Park, priced at $18,500. MAO Space offers slots from Sept. 8-13, and the deadline for submission is July 30.

This story first appeared in the July 13, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

LEE PROMOTES LYNCH: Lee Jeans named Bill Lynch vice president and general manager of Lee Misses’ Petites and Women’s. He fills a vacancy created when the division of VF Corp. named Steve Birkhold president of its Earl Jean unit. Lynch, who joined Lee in 1996, last served as national account sales manager for Lee’s Sears, Roebuck & Co. business. He will move from Hoffman Estates, Ill., where Sears is based, to Lee’s central office in Merriam, Kan., for his new role. He reports to Gordon Harton, president of Lee Jeans.