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Kate Spade appoints new executive president of North America


New York - Kate Spade & Co. is naming Emilia Fabricant as executive VP, president of North America, effective June 29. In this role, Fabricant will oversee the company's North America business, with responsibilities across all distribution channels, and will report to Craig A. Leavitt, CEO.

Fabricant has nearly 25 years of experience in executive leadership and merchandising roles. Most recently, she served as executive VP of Aeropostale Inc. overseeing design and merchandising across all divisions, and serving as president of Prior, she served as president of Bebe Stores Inc., as well as president and chief merchandising officer of Charlotte Russe Inc.

Fabricant also founded Cadeau Maternity, and served as president and chief merchandising officer of eStyle Inc. following its acquisition of Cadeau. Fabricant began her merchandising career with Barneys New York, where she served in a number of management roles, culminating with senior VP women's co-op and outlet division.

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