LEADING RALPH’S RETAIL: Ralph Lauren Corp. named Laura Lendrum president of its U.S. stores division, giving her responsibility for the overall strategic direction, management and execution of the domestic Ralph Lauren retail business. Lendrum has spent much of her 23-year career in the luxe realm, serving most recently as president of Gucci America, where she oversaw retail, wholesale and e-commerce. She has also worked at Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.