The Wet Seal’s Chief Merchandising Officer Resigns

by Nate Hunter

Foothill Ranch, CA — Harriet Sustarsic, the chief merchandising officer for Wet Seal, plans to resign this month and accept a position with True Religion Brand Jeans.


Foothill Ranch, CA — Harriet Sustarsic, the chief merchandising officer for the Wet Seal division of The Wet Seal, Inc., plans to resign from the company on October 19. At that time she will assume the role of senior vice president – general merchandise manager for True Religion Brand Jeans.

Kim Bajrech and Debbie Shinn have assumed senior leadership of the Wet Seal merchandising organization, which they previously shared on an interim basis from November 2009 through November 2011.

“We thank Harriet for her service to the company since joining us late last year and wish her all the best in her new role at True Religion,” says Ken Seipel, president and chief operating officer of The Wet Seal, Inc.

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., The Wet Seal, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items for women. As of September 29, 2012, the company operated 554 stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico, including 473 Wet Seal stores and 81 Arden B stores. For more information, visit






SOURCE: The Wet Seal, Inc.

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