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JOINING BENNETT: British accessories and ready-to-wear label L.K. Bennett has appointed Jo Hooper group product director. Hooper will oversee the product vision and strategy across L.K. Bennett’s core categories and lead the firm’s design, buying and merchandising teams. She joins L.K. Bennett from British retailer John Lewis, where she spent six years as buying director. Hooper will report to Robert Bensoussan, chief executive of L.K. Bennett. In addition, L.K. Bennett said that in January it is moving its headquarters from Mayfair to east London, having signed a 15-year lease on a 17,743-square-foot building on Great Eastern Street, nearby to Shoreditch. The building, called Rivington House, is a refurbished Victorian garment factory.

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