Lane Crawford appoints new chief merchant

Mia Young has been named as the new chief merchant for luxury
department store Lane Crawford. Young joins the Chinese retail company
from, and brings with her 20 years of industry experience.
She will report to Lane Crawford president, Andrew Keith.

“I am thrilled to join Lane Crawford, a brand that is highly
recognized within the industry for continually raising the bar for its
curated product selection and experiences,” Young said in a

She added that her goal is to “elevate and further strengthen” the
company’s product portfolio, as well as “provide a fresh sense of
authority and inventiveness in the world of luxury fashion.”

Young held the role of chief site merchant at for two and
a half years, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to this, she
was divisional merchandise manager for designer ready-to-wear, shoes,
accessories, jewelry and beauty at Amazon’s She had also
led buying for designer women’s fashion at Barney’s New York for 11

As chief merchant for Lane Crawford, Young will direct the
company’s edit, strengthen brand partnerships and identify global
firsts for luxury Chinese customers. She will relocate from New York
to Hong Kong.

“With her world class buying experience, product sensibility and
leadership, Mia will be guiding her teams to create new, exciting
products, services and experiences that inspire our customers and
their rapidly evolving lifestyles,” Andrew Keith said in a statement.
“At the heart of our continued success is our passion for the craft of
curation, merchandising and storytelling that is brought to life and
enabled through our unique own-bought business model.”


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