Bebe Stores Inc has hired Renee Bell as its new executive vice president of merchandising, joining the Women’s wear retailer later this month.

Bell brings has a 20-year track record in women’s specialty retail, from buyer through various management and executive positions. She most recently served as the president and chief merchandising officer for Metropark USA.

Bebe Stores operates 252 stores under the Bebe, Bebe Sport, bbsp and 2b Bebe brand names.