Accessories magazine is proud to honor the newest round of inductees into its 5th Annual 2015 Merchants Hall of Fame. FABB also honored this impressive group of merchants at its annual ball on May 6th, where the merchants received their plaques and took the stage to much applause from vendors and peers.
“Merchants are the link between vendors and the ultimate consumer. How they work with vendors in the showroom, how they buy for the season, and how they merchandise a story on the floor (or digital page), makes all the difference between an item or collection blowing out, or falling flat,” said Accessories magazine’s Lauren Parker, Accessories Editor-in-Chief in her introduction to this impressive group of merchants.
Below, a gallery of winners.
Nancy Pastor, GVP, Fashion Jewelry, Handbags, Dress Accessories & Hosiery, Macy’s Merchandising Group
Sophia Chen, VP/DMM Ladies Accessories, Burlington Stores, Inc., Burlington Township, NJ
Lisa Raia, Vice President, Merchandise Manager, Accessories, Jewelry & Footwear, Dressbarn, Suffern, NY
Lou Ann Talbi, DMM, Women’s Accessories, Handbags & Hosiery, Von Maur, Davenport, IA
Jennifer Wesch, DMM Non-Apparel, Bebe Stores, Brisbane, CA
Pamela McElroy, Buyer, Designer Handbags, Belk, Charlotte, North Carolina
Evelyn Fisher, Senior Buyer, Bridge and Branded Fashion Jewelry, Boscov’s Department Stores, Reading, Pennsylvania
Becky Jaeger, Buyer, Fashion Accessories, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Melissa Sanders, Buyer, Handbags, Dillard’s, Little Rock, AR
Angie Lindsley, Buyer, Handbags, Athletic Bags, Small Leathergoods and Luggage, Gabriel Brothers, Morgantown, WV
Destiny Shaw, Buyer, Watches and Fashion Jewelry, Hudson’s Bay Company, Toronto, Canada
Selena Egert, Product Manager, Fashion Jewelry, Kohl’s Department Stores, Menomonee, WI
Two merchants were unfortunately not available to attend FABB to receive their awards:
Jennifer Dow, Buyer, Fashion Accessories, Neiman Marcus, Dallas
Aroom Han, Buyer, Handbags, Shopbop, New York.
Congratulations again to all honorees!