Bebe Stores has announced that president Emilia Fabricant has resigned from the business for personal reasons.

Company chairman and CEO Manny Mashouf will continue to lead the company, and Fabricant's duties will be taken over by him and marketing executive vice president Renee Bell.

"Bebe wishes to express its appreciation for the many contributions Emilia has made and we all wish Emilia well in her future endeavours," said Mashouf.