Delia's Corp, a leading multi-channel retailer for teenage girls and young women, has appointed Edward D Taffet to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He replaces Timothy Schmidt, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Mr Taffet oversaw all acquisition-related legal activities for Gotham Hospitality LLC for the past two years. From 1985 to 1999 he was with United Merchants and Manufacturers Inc, a Fortune 500 company engaged principally in the design, manufacture and distribution of apparel, textiles and accessories, where he served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary from 1989 to 1999.

Andrea Weiss, president, stated: "Ed brings a wealth of experience to our legal department, particularly in the areas of licensing, foreign sourcing, corporate and real estate law, and we look forward to his contributions as the company enters its next phase of growth."