G-III Apparel Group has announced the appointment of Fran Della Badia as president of AM Retail Group, the retail subsidiary of G-III that operates stores and websites for its DKNY, Wilsons Leather, G.H. Bass and Karl Lagerfeld Paris brands and stores for the Calvin Klein Performance brand.
An industry veteran, Della Badia previously served as the CEO of Worth Collection, Ltd., a women’s fashion apparel company, and Bonobos. Prior to her time at Bonobos, she worked for over 15 years at Coach, ultimately serving as president of North American retail. Recently, she has been consulting and advising female-led start-ups.
“Fran is an extremely talented retail apparel and accessories merchant who comes to us with a wealth of experience,” said Morris Goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer of G-III Apparel Group. “We are excited to have her join us to lead the revitalization and development of our retail businesses. Fran’s strong merchandising and operational skills will be an important asset to our goal of bringing these businesses back to profitability.”
“I have always admired how G-III has built an incredible operation over the years,” added Della Badia. “I see a great opportunity to turn around its retail operations and look forward to working with the G-III and AM Retail teams to develop the full potential of their brick and mortar and online retail businesses.”