CHINA – 29 August 2019 – Lane Crawford, the iconic luxury department store, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mia Young as Chief Merchant, bringing new leadership in women and men’s fashion, lifestyle and beauty, wellbeing, and fine jewellery across its dynamic portfolio of physical and digital stores in Hong Kong SAR and China.
Mia delivers to this strategic role more than 20 years’ of outstanding buying and merchandise experience in multi-brand luxury retail, online and offline. Most recently, she excelled as Chief Site Merchant at Saks.com, after a period with Amazon’s owned luxury fashion portal, MyHabit.com; prior to which she led designer fashion at Barney’s New York, and she has also worked at Bergdorf Goodman.
Reporting to Andrew Keith, President of Lane Crawford, Mia will be at the forefront of directing the company’s renowned edit, strengthening brand partnerships and identifying global firsts for the luxury Chinese customer.
“I am thrilled to join Lane Crawford, a brand that is highly recognised within the industry for continually raising the bar for its curated product selection and experiences” said Mia Young. “My aim is to elevate and further strengthen the product portfolio and provide a fresh sense of authority and inventiveness in the world of luxury fashion, relating to our customers in Hong Kong SAR and China in new and exciting ways.”
Andrew Keith, Lane Crawford and JOYCE President echoed the excitement behind the announcement, “We are delighted to welcome Mia — 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. 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.”
Mia attended University of California, Los Angeles. She currently resides in New York, with her husband and 2 children, and will be relocating to Hong Kong.