Urban Outfitters has appointed David Frankel president of the Urban Outfitters Wholesale Company.

Mr Frankel joins the Company with 12 years of experience in the apparel, accessories and home furnishings wholesale and retail industries. He began his career with Liz Claiborne and in his five years there, held various positions in sales, merchandising and production operations.

In 1994, he joined Paine Webber, Inc as the equity research analyst covering the apparel and footwear manufacturing sectors. Mr Frankel then moved to St. John Knits in 1996 as executive vice president overseeing multiple product divisions, new business development, international business and various administrative functions. Most recently, he was the president of CK Apparel Corp, the licensee for Calvin Klein Menswear in the United States.