Faces and Places in Fashion: Kim Nemser

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Faces and Places in Fashion: Kim Nemser


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.
Kim Nemser is the Chief Merchandising Officer of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. She leads merchandising, planning, product development and strategy for the business.
Kim started her career in finance working as an analyst for UBS Investment Bank and then moved to BAAM, the hedge fund arm of The Blackstone Group. After four years in finance, Kim pivoted to work in the fashion industry, where she worked for two years at Tods, an Italian leather goods company. From Tods, she moved to J.Crew and spent seven years working in women’s merchandising, most recently as a Vice President overseeing the women’s, footwear and accessories businesses.
A native of Falmouth, Maine, Kim graduated from Dartmouth College. She sits on the board of the luxury DTC footwear brand, Sarah Flint, and is also part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee and Good Plus Foundation’s Friends Committee. Kim lives in Greenwich Village with her husband, Adam, and their two children, Millie and Hayes.


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