New Look buying and merchandising director Philip Walker has left the value fashion retailer after less than a year in the post, according to sources close to the company.

Walker, who joined the business as group sourcing and menswear director in October 2011, has held the role of buying and merchandise director for nine months.

New Look declined to comment when contacted by just-style today (13 February).

The fashion retailer earlier this week recorded a double-digit hike in third-quarter earnings to GBP135.7m (USS$222.8m), driven by strong online growth and higher Christmas sales.