Ms. Fabricant will be responsible for all aspects of design, merchandising and production for the brand, and will report to Thomas P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are thrilled to have someone of Emilia's caliber and talent join the Aeropostale team. Emilia has a proven track record of creating and executing the type of merchandise and operating strategies that will enable us to continue to evolve our brand.
"Emilia will be an incredible asset to our organization, and we look forward to her many contributions to our business."
Ms. Fabricant commented, "Aeropostale presents an incredible opportunity for me to join one of the most highly respected and highly productive specialty retail brands in the market. I am equally excited to work with such a talented group of executives, and join a company with such a special culture."
Ms. Fabricant most recently served as President of Bebe Stores, Inc. Prior to then, she served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Charlotte Russe, Inc. Earlier in her career, Ms. Fabricant founded Cadeau Maternity, also serving as its President and Chief Merchandising Officer after the company was acquired by eStyle, Inc.
Ms. Fabricant began her merchandising career with Barneys New York Co Op, where she held a number of executive management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating with Senior Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager and Outlet Division.
Aeropostale, Inc. is a primarily mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 4 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale stores.
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