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Vera Wang Group appoints new president

Vera Wang

Peggy Eskenasi has been named president of Vera Wang Group.

A former Nine West Holdings and Kohl’s executive, Eskenasi succeeds Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, who has been at the helm since January 2016.

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An industry veteran, Eskenasi has served in multiple executive roles since debuting her career. She was executive chairwoman of Nine West Holdings, Inc. from late 2014 to mid 2016, following a stint as senior executive vice president of product development at Kohl’s Department Stores.

For Kohl’s, which has held the license for Simply Vera Vera Wang for more than ten years, Eskenasi lead the building of a large stable of brands, made up of both Kohl’s exclusives and licenses of the company. Big names include Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, Candie’s, Rock & Republic and Juicy Couture.

Prior to this, she was president of private brands at Saks Inc. from 1997 to 2004.

According to WWD, Gabai-Pinsky is resigning for personal reasons.

“Vera Wang personally thanks her for her valuable contribution to the company during her tenure and wishes her all the best,” the Wang spokeswoman said of Gabai-Pinsky.

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Neither Wang nor Eskenasi were available for comment.

Vera Wang has dozens of flagship stores worldwide. In the Asia Pacifc region, Vera Wang stores are located in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, The Philippines and Australia.