Saks Fifth Ave. looks to bolster home

New York — Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises is looking to strengthen its home department with the addition of Corky Tyler as vp, creative director, home, a new position, as of April 22.

Reporting to Wayne Meichner, evp, merchandising, Tyler will be responsible for identifying themes and trends and working in tandem with the corporate merchants to bring those ideas into the store. She will also work with Saks' visual merchandising team and its in-house creative department to communicate these themes to customers. Tyler will also serve as the spokesperson for the home area.

Tyler's retail background includes various positions with May Company, and a stint as vp, dmm with Bergdorf Goodman, where she was instrumental in creating its Home Store. She was most recently evp, gmm of Takashimaya, which she joined in 1992. She created its home department and also served as the store's gmm for cosmetics, accessories and jewelry.

Laura Belvedere, vp and dmm, home, gifts, and kids, continues to oversee the buyers for home and to manage the day-to-day operations of the department. She will also continue to report to Meichner.

Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises includes 61 Saks Avenue stores, 52 Off 5th outlets, and Saks Direct, as well as the commerce sites.

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