Irvine, Calif. — Tilly’s, Inc. has appointed Laura Janney as its executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, effective May 8, 2023. She will oversee all aspects of the company’s merchandising operations, including buying, sourcing and product development, along with coordinating consistency in merchandising experiences both in-store and online.
Previously, Janney served Hudson’s Bay from July 2019 to January 2023, most recently as its chief merchandising officer. Prior to that, she served Nordstrom, Inc. for 32 years from June 1987 to March 2019 in a variety of retail store and merchandise management roles for several of Nordstrom’s departments.
“I am excited to have Laura join our company,” says Ed Thomas, Tilly’s president and chief executive officer. “We believe her extensive experience in retail merchandising and track record of growth and strategic leadership will bring great value to Tilly’s as we work to improve our business.”
Tillys is a specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear rooted in an active, outdoor and social lifestyle. Tillys is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and currently operates 249 stores across 33 states. For more information, visit www.tillys.com.
SOURCE: Tilly’s, Inc.