Luxury footwear brand Stuart Weitzman has appointed industry veteran Alyssa Mishcon as its new president of global retail.

She will oversee all aspects of the global retail business, including customer experience and relationship management, strategic operations development, merchandising and international retail growth.

With more than 15 years of experience in multi-channel luxury brands, Mishcon most recently served as president of at LVMH fashion group's Thomas Pink brand, and previously as vice president of strategy, merchandising and retail at TAG Heuer, part of the LVHM watch and jewellery division.

Earlier this year, Coach Inc revealed it would buy Stuart Weitzman from private equity firm Sycamore Partners for up to US$574m, a move described by one US analyst as a "a reasonable deal," but noted that the "timing is confusing."