Anthropologie CEO to step down

Urban Outfitters has announced that David McCreight, ceo of its subsidiary Anthropologie Group, will leave the business on April 27.

Following his departure, Anthropologie Group president – apparel and accessories Hillary Super will lead the brand in partnership with Anthropologie Group president – home, garden and international Andrew Carnie.

Urban Oufitters ceo Richard A. Hayne said: “We thank David for his six years of service to the company, during which the Anthropologie Group opened 60 stores and grew revenue by over 35%.

“Both Hillary and Andrew are strong leaders and excellent merchants with a solid understanding of the Anthropologie customer.  Anthropologie Group’s current business is particularly robust, and we are excited about both the near and longer-term opportunities for growth under their leadership.”

Urban Outfitters offers lifestyle-oriented general merchandise and consumer products and services through a portfolio of brands including 247 Urban Outfitters stores and 226 Anthropologie Group stores in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Anthropologie was founded in 1992 in Pennsylvania and is billed as a ‘one-of-a-kind destination for those seeking a curated mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor’.

The chain operates UK stores in London (Brent Cross, King’s Road, Regent Street, Spitalfields, Marylebone, and in Selfridges’ department on Oxford Street – homeware only) Leeds, Bath, Edinburgh, Guildford and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

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