Leading US multi-channel retailer of apparel and accessories for teenage girls and young women, dELiA*s Corp, has appointed a new senior vice president and general merchandise manager of retail.

The company today announced the appointment of Ira Goldspiel, who was recently senior vice president of merchandising and marketing for Liz Claiborne, where he was responsible for merchandising, planning, marketing and retail stores for Laundry by Shelli Segal.

He has also worked for A/X Armani Exchangeand served in various capacities at Old Navy, The Gap, Burdines and Macy's.

Andrea Weiss, president, said: "We are extremely pleased to have Ira join the dELiA*s team. His talents on both the merchandising and management fronts will be instrumental as we continue to focus on dELiA*s retail expansion. This remains an important growth driver for the company, and we are confident Ira's contributions will play a significant role in our success."

Mr Goldspiel replaces Patricia Waechter, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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