Judy Collinson Lands at Anthropologie

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Former Barneys executive vice president Judy Collinson joins Anthropologie.

Will Barneys’s loss be Anthropologie’s gain?

After joining Simon Doonan and Julie Gilhart in the Barneys reshuffle, the upscale department store’s former executive vice president Judy Collinson has been hired as Anthropologie’s executive director of women’s apparel, WWD reports.

Collinson, who was replaced by former Gucci executive Daniella Vitale after 20 years with the retailer, began her new job last month. According to Glen T. Senk, CEO of parent company Urban Outfitters Inc., “She is responsible for every product in the overall women’s assortment including market products and products developed by Anthropologie.”

“She will be fantastic,” Senk adds. “There is a lot for her to learn. Anthropologie is a very different business from Barneys. But to have somebody with decades of experience and passion is just going to be fantastic for the company and the customers. Judy is a fast learner, and at the end of the day we always try to buy product and design product that we love. We have a saying at the company, ‘We design up to the customer.’”

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