Chutes & Ladders: Restoration Hardware Co-CEO Resigns, Heads to Lucky Brand

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
co-CEO.

 

 

 

> Krish Iyer has been named president and CEO of Walmart India. He had been senior vice president of Walmart International. Ramnik Narsey will succeed Iyer as senior vice president. Read more here.

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.
 

Suggested Articles

Costco changes up its menu items, and Alibaba and Guess partner for a physical store.

Janey Whiteside, Walmart's new chief customer officer, is well acquainted with the importance of customer service in modern retail.

Whole Foods will offer deals on Amazon's Prime Day, and tariffs against China are causing pricing hikes.