Faces and Places in Fashion: Adrianne Kirszner

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Faces and Places in Fashion: Adrianne Kirszner


Part presentation, part Q&A, FIT's "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series is an opportunity to connect students and the public alike to the pulse of the fashion industry in an open and conversational setting.
Adrianne Kirszner is currently President of North America for Kate Spade, a brand in the Tapestry group based in New York City, where she leads she leads teams across the field and corporate for all direct to consumer and wholesale channels in North America. She was previously the Global Head of Inventory Management and Global Pricing for tapestry and Global Merchandise Planning for Coach. Ms. Kirszner has over 20 years of experience in the retail industry and has a proven record of driving business results and building best in class teams.
Since joining tapestry in 2009, she has led teams in North America in merchandising, planning, allocation and store operations. She has been the global leader for planning, for the past four years, where she is responsible for tapestry’s inventory, buy plans, and global pricing strategy.
Prior to joining tapestry, Ms. Kirszner was an SVP at Ann Taylor, where she led merchandise planning, store planning and allocation functions for Ann Taylor stores, in addition to spearheading reorganization and evolution across the organization. Before joining Ann Taylor in 2004, Ms. Kirszner was at Victoria’s Secret Beauty, where she led the merchandise planning team. Her previous experience also includes roles at The Monet Group, Hearst Book Group, and St. Martin’s Press. She has an MBA for Stern School of Business at NYU and studied undergrad at Kenyon College.


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