Hudson’s Bay has appointed Vanessa LeFebvre as president of Lord & Taylor.
LeFebvre joins HBC from online retailer Stitch Fix, where she was responsible for setting strategy and merchandising direction for women’s, the primary business for the company. After spending the first 10 years of her career as a buyer and dmm at Lord & Taylor, LeFebvre went on to senior roles at several retailers including Macy’s, TJX Companies and Daffy’s. At Macy’s, LeFebvre was one of the architects of the Macy’s Backstage division during her tenure, the company said.
“Vanessa is a change agent with a track record of conceptualizing and building new lines of business. This, combined with her strong experience leading digitally-focused strategies and understanding of department store retailing, makes her the right person to lead Lord & Taylor into the future,” said Helena Foulkes, CEO, Hudson’s Bay. “I am very pleased to welcome Vanessa back to the Lord & Taylor family where she began her career.”
LeFebvre’s appointment is effective May 22. She will report directly to Foulkes.
“This is an exciting time to join Lord & Taylor as we evolve our model and merchandise assortment to best meet customer expectations and shopping preferences,” said LeFebvre.