Stephen Feldman will join Delia's as chief financial officer on 26 February. He will succeed John Holowko, who has resigned to pursue other interests.

Feldman was most recently senior vice president, CFO and secretary of Urban Brands, operators of the Ashley Stewart specialty store chain, for two years beginning in 2004.

Earlier, he was executive VP, chief administrative officer and CFO of Forman Mills and, from 1998 to 2003, CFO of Urban Outfitters, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based owners of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie.

"Steve brings to Delia's over 25 years of financial experience, including playing a similar role with other prominent publicly traded companies during their early growth stage," commented Robert Bernard, chief executive officer.

New York-based Delia's sells apparel, footwear and related products to teen customers through retail stores, catalogues and Web sites bearing the Delia's, Alloy and CCS brands.

By Arnold J Karr.