Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.
>Carlos Alberini has resigned as co-CEO of Restoration
Hardware as of the end of the next month. He will
become the chairman and chief executive of Lucky Brand.
> Mindy Meads has been named chief executive officer
of Calypso St. Barth. Meads had been a retail consultant
and previously served as Aéropostale Inc.'s president and
> Laurent Potdevin has been named CEO of Lululemon. He had been president of the socially conscious shoe company TOMS. Read more here.
> Lynne Koplin has resigned as chief merchandising officer of True Religion Apparel Inc., after a nearly four-year tenure. She is said to be leaving for personal reasons.
> Daniel Lalonde, president of Ralph Lauren International, has left the company. Lalonde declined to disclose his next move.
> Brian Baer has been named president of the Eastern Division at Safeway. He had been president of the company's Dominick's division.
> Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt has been named chief executive officer of the Karstadt department store chain. She had been deputy global vice president of the Ikea Group.
> Michael Saunders has been named chief operating officer of Dutch LLC, a designer and distributor of contemporary apparel. He had been chief operating officer of Kellwood Co.