Teen apparel retailer Delia's has appointed Michael Zimmerman and Mario Ciampi to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Founder and chief executive officer of private based investment firm, Prentice Capital Management, LP, Zimmerman will also serve as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee.

Ciampi, managing partner of Prentice Capital Management, LP will be a member of the compensation committee and has previously served as president of Disney Store - North America, a division of The Children's Place retail stores. Ciampi also serves as a director of Kid Brands and Bluefly, an internet retailer of discounted designer apparel and accessories and home products.

Delia's chairman Carter Evans said: "We believe that it is appropriate to have shareholder representation on our board. Appointing Michael and Mario to our board will allow us to benefit more directly from their insights and experience in the retail and investment industries and offer them an opportunity to help enhance value for all of our shareholders."