Harrods poaches Selfridges buying director as fashion director

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Harrods Lydia King
// Harrods hires Lydia King as fashion director
// King will be responsible for womenswear & childrenswear buying teams
// She has served as womenswear buying & merchandising director for Selfridges since 2017

Harrods has appointed Selfridges’ womenswear buying and merchandising director as fashion director.

Lydia King will join office in September, and will be responsible for womenswear and childrenswear buying teams, as well as the strategy for these divisions across the store and online.

Harrods’ head of womenswear Maria Milano, and head of childrenswear Elizabeth Cliff will report directly to King.

King has served as Selfridges’ buying director since April 2017, where she was responsible for the buying strategy for Selfridges stores as well as online.

“We are delighted to welcome a director as experienced as Lydia to lead our fashion division, to deliver on the ambitious goals we set ourselves and the high standards our customers expect from our fashion divisions,” Harrods managing director Michael Ward said.

“At Harrods we aim to deliver the Art of the Possible to all our customers, and our fashion business is central to this. Lydia is a hugely experienced industry leader, and I look forward to working together to deliver our ambitious vision for fashion at Harrods”.

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