Leading marketer of luxury leather goods Coach Inc on Thursday announced the appointment of Kathy Nedorostek to the role of president, US wholesale division.

The company said Ms Nedorostek will join next month from privately-owned lingerie and accessories company Natori and be responsible for Coach's department and specialty stores business in the US.

Coach chairman and CEO, Lew Frankfort, said: "I am particularly enthusiastic about Kathy’s demonstrated ability to build businesses in premier department and specialty stores.

"Over the last year, we experienced significant market share gains and sustained momentum in this channel which positions us well for continued growth in the seasons ahead.

"Thus it's an especially opportune time for Kathy to bring her merchandising savvy and leadership skills to Coach."