Macy's names Sam Archibald general business manager of apparel
Archibald’s new role will involve overseeing all aspects of the Macy’s apparel strategy, including men’s, women’s and kidswear. He will report directly to the retailer’s chief merchandising officer, Nata Dvir.
The executive most recently served as president for retail in North America at Calvin Klein, a role that saw him take charge of merchandising, planning and allocation, marketing, visual and retail store operations for the brand’s full price and outlet stores in the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining Calvin Klein in 2018, Archibald spent just under 12 years at Macy’s, starting out as an executive development trainee in 2007 before rising through the ranks to ultimately hold the position of group vice president and divisional merchandise manager. In this role, he led three omni-channel men’s divisions across all Macy’s stores, as well as for the retailer’s e-commerce platform.
His other roles at the company included vice president and digital merchandise manager, buyer for men’s basics and buyer for men’s accessories.
“Sam started his retail and fashion career with Macy’s and spent more than a decade with our merchant organization,” said Dvir in a statement cited by SGB. “He brings breadth of experience to this role, with acumen in merchandising, digital, planning, private brands, off-price and stores. He has strong vendor relationships, industry credibility and a laser-focus on the customer to increase market share across our apparel business. We look forward to seeing the impact he will have on our continued evolution.”
Macy’s has been doubling down on the development of its apparel offering of late as it seeks to reach out to a younger, more fashion-conscious demographic. Last month, the retailer added to its private brand portfolio with the launch of And Now This, a men’s and women’s apparel label that the company said would cater to the tastes of the “fashion-forward, contemporary shopper.”
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