Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:DESI), operator of Levi's® and Dockers® Outlet by Designs stores today announced that Alan Cohen, chairman of Alco Capital Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors, which increases the size of the board to ten members. Mr Cohen is highly regarded in the retail industry and has lectured extensively on restructuring and retail financing. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ames Department Stores Inc and is consultant and adviser to many of the country's leading banks and financial institutions. Designs Inc operates 103 stores located in outlet centers throughout the eastern United States.