Montreal — Mackage, the luxury outerwear specialist, has appointed New York City fashion veteran Tanya Golesic as chief executive officer. She joins the Canadian retailer from Jimmy Choo.
Golesic is a Canadian who has lived and worked in New York for over 20 years and brings a rare depth of global high fashion experience to Mackage, underscoring the company’s commitment to worldwide growth in the luxury space.
“Tanya’s results-driven approach will build brand desirability through innovative digital marketing, focused product assortments and international expansion in key markets. All will serve to accelerate the brand’s current trajectory,” says Patrick Elfassy, Mackage’s executive chairman.
Previously, she served as president of the Americas for 5 years at Jimmy Choo. She was also a member of the executive team in Jimmy Choo’s sale to Capri Holdings, the multi-brand parent company founded by Michael Kors.
Golesic has also held leadership roles at Marc Jacobs International (LVMH), The Jones Group and Ralph Lauren.
Founded by Eran Elfassy in 1999, Mackage specializes in creating luxury outerwear with a careful calibration of elevated aesthetics and high performance functionality. The Montreal-based company also retains a focus on best practices when it comes to sustainability and ethics; future initiatives will soon be rolled out. Mackage is sold in over 40 countries worldwide, as well as through its e-commerce platform at www.mackage.com, and at approximately 25 stores worldwide (including U.S. flagships in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts).