Lens Direct is projecting year-over-year sales growth of more than 40% this year.
Sally Ross will lead merchandising for the NineWest.com e-commerce site.
The Jones Group Inc., which owns and operates brands such as Nine West, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt and others, has hired Sally Ross as executive vice president of merchandising. Her duties include leading merchandise initiatives for the NineWest.com e-commerce site, along with the Nine West Retail and Nine West Outlet units.
Ross previously worked as vice president, divisional merchandise manager, at apparel retailer Bergdorf Goodman, where she oversaw the women’s footwear business. She also has held merchandising jobs at Liz Claiborne Inc., The Gap Inc. (No. 23 in The Top 500 Guide), J. Crew Group Inc. (No. 50) and Ann Taylor Stores Corp. (No. 122).
"We are excited to be welcoming Sally to the Jones team," says Richard Dickson, president and CEO of branded businesses at The Jones Group. "Sally's breadth of experience in the industry is an important addition to Jones' expanding merchant talent. Her proven judgment, aptitude in managing and growing businesses and ability to identify future fashion trends will be essential in positioning Nine West's role as the premier destination of fashion footwear for our target consumers."