Harvey Nichols appoints Laura Larbalestier as group fashion buying director

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Harvey Nichols, the worlds’ leading international luxury fashion destination, announces today the appointment of Laura Larbalestier as group fashion buying director, with effect from 13 August 2018.

Larbalestier: new role

Larbalestier will be responsible for Womenswear, Menswear and Accessories buying across the business. The role will report into Daniela Rinaldi, co-chief operating officer.

Larbalestier joins Harvey Nichols with wide experience in the luxury retail sector, having held senior positions in Buying and Merchandising at Browns and Selfridges. Most recently, Larbalestier served as buying director at Boutique 1.

Rinaldi and Manju Malhotra, co-COO’s said: “We are really looking forward to having Laura join our management team. This is an exciting time for Harvey Nichols and with her wealth of experience and expertise, we have no doubt that she will help strengthen the fashion sector within the business.”

Larbalestier commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Harvey Nichols at this exciting time. As one of the world’s leading luxury department stores, the strength of the brand, its prestigious history and world-class team represent an incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”