Luxury department store Liberty has today announced the departure of Alexandra Stylianidis, Head of Buying for Womens Accessories and Jewellery at the retailer as she pursues “multiple projects” elsewhere.
During her five year tenure at the iconic retailer, Stylianidis was heavily involved in the company’s Renaissance as it attempted to recapture the spirit of the brand in 2009.
Making fashion accessible to customers became a primary concern for Liberty, which became home to designer label Hermes’ first ever pop-up shop while Stylianidis was operating in her role.
Liberty also confirmed that Ruby Chadwick, currently operating as Buyer for Accessories & Jewellery at the business, will absorb the majority of her superior’s role to allow a seamless changeover.
No details of Stylianidis’ next venture have been made public though the luxury retail sector in the capital is continuing to thrive, with a recent report stating that shopper spend in London’s luxury quarter has reached £3 billion annually.
In a statement confirming the news, a spokesperson for Liberty commented: “After 5 years Alexandra Stylianidis; Head of Buying – Women’s Accessories and Jewellery has left Liberty to pursue new projects.
“Alexandra was an integral part of the Renaissance of Liberty in 2009 as well as the development and implementation of the Accessories Emporium in 2012.
“Alexandra is pursuing exciting challenges with multiple projects and guises enabling her to support and identify young talent with a strong commercial and creative future.”