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Joshua Schulman leaves Choo for Bergdorf Goodman

Former Jimmy Choo executive Joshua Schulman has quit the fashion house to join department store Bergdorf Goodman as its president. He admits he is delighted with his new job.

"I've been a vendor of Bergdorf Goodman and a vendor of the Neiman Marcus Group in my career over the last 20 years. I've always had an enormous appreciation for the culture of Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus Group and for their focus on excellence in luxury retail," he told wwd.com.

Bergdorf currently generates $600 million a year, and 40-year-old Joshua, admits his job will be very different to his role at the shoe chain Jimmy Choo.

"I would say they are very different roles. As CEO of Jimmy Choo, the business went from 55 stores in 2007 in 15 countries to 140 stores in 32 countries by the end of 2011. We diversified the brand by adding new categories like fragrance, men's shoes and eye wear," contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.

"I was involved in product development, managing the design process, managing the retail and wholesale businesses and being ultimately responsible for the financial side of the business. There was a very international scope. It was a very different role than being president of Bergdorf Goodman, but I would argue that there is a similar degree of complexity," he added.
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