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August 2019 - Lane Crawford, the iconic luxury department store, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mia Young as Chief Merchant, bringing new leadership in
women and men's fashion, lifestyle and beauty, wellbeing, and fine jewellery
across its dynamic portfolio of physical and digital stores in Hong Kong SAR
Mia delivers to this
strategic role more than 20 years' of outstanding buying and merchandise
experience in multi-brand luxury retail, online and offline. Most recently, she
excelled as Chief Site Merchant at Saks.com, after a period with Amazon's owned
luxury fashion portal, MyHabit.com; prior to which she led
designer fashion at Barney's New York, and she has also worked at Bergdorf Goodman.
Reporting to Andrew
Keith, President of Lane Crawford, Mia will be at the forefront of directing
the company's renowned edit, strengthening brand partnerships and identifying
global firsts for the luxury Chinese customer.
"I am thrilled to join Lane Crawford, a brand that
is highly recognised within the industry for continually raising the bar for
its curated product selection and experiences" said Mia Young. "My aim is to
elevate and further strengthen the product portfolio and provide a fresh sense
of authority and inventiveness in the world of luxury fashion, relating to our customers
in Hong Kong SAR and China in new and exciting ways."
Andrew Keith, Lane
Crawford and JOYCE President echoed the excitement behind the announcement, "We are delighted to welcome Mia -- with
her world class buying experience, product sensibility and leadership, Mia will
be guiding her teams to create new, exciting products, services and experiences
that inspire our customers and their rapidly evolving lifestyles. At the heart
of our continued success is our passion for the craft of curation, merchandising
and storytelling that is brought to life and enabled through our unique own-bought
University of California, Los Angeles. She currently resides in New York, with
her husband and 2 children, and will be relocating to Hong Kong.
For more information
about Lane Crawford and to shop the latest season's trends, visit www.lanecrawford.com
About Lane Crawford
Founded in 1850, Lane Crawford is an iconic luxury
department store driving a "connected commerce" strategy focused on creating a
seamless shopping experience across its physical stores in Greater China and
its global online store.
Lane Crawford has 9 points of sale across Hong Kong
SAR, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu and 1 global online store. With a digital flagship store, purpose
built for Greater China while also shipping globally, Lane Crawford is the
first luxury omni-channel fashion retailer in the region. Featuring the largest
designer portfolio across Womenswear, Menswear, Cosmetics, Home and Lifestyle,
and Fine Jewellery in the region, Lane Crawford showcases more than 800
Lane Crawford is unique for its wholesale model and
direct brand partnerships in a market otherwise dominated by concession models.
This enables Lane Crawford to present its own edit with credibility and
authority and inventiveness in creative store environments that are designed to
provide a sensory experience, fusing fashion, design, art and music, layered
with elevated levels of personalised services. Regarded as an
industry benchmark for innovation in retail concepts and creative, Lane
Crawford holds a number of prestigious international awards including The
National Retail Federation's International award selected by global industry
The company forms part of The Lane Crawford Joyce
Group, Asia's premier fashion retail, brand management and distribution group,
which includes cutting-edge fashion boutique Joyce, fashion footwear, handbags
and accessories specialist Pedder Group; fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brand
management and distribution company Imaginex Group.
The Lane Crawford Joyce Group operates luxury department stores and
boutiques, free-standing branded stores, e-commerce and omni-channel
operations. With close to 170 years of trading experience in the region, each
of The Group's companies is acknowledged as a pioneer in its space, being first
to market with designer and luxury brands, and building brands' businesses
through dynamic partnerships and collaborations.