January 19, 2021

Saks Elevates DiGiacomo to Men’s GMM

Saks Fifth Avenue has a new chief men’s merchant and it’s a familiar face.
Louis DiGiacomo, a 22-year veteran who most recently served as divisional merchandise manager of footwear, accessories and men’s private brands, has been promoted to general merchandise manager of men’s wear for the upscale retailer.
He succeeds Tom Ott, who last month was named chief merchant of Saks Off 5th and Gilt, which, along with Saks Fifth Avenue, are divisions of Hudson’s Bay Co.
At Saks, DiGiacomo will report to Tracy Margolies, the retailer’s chief merchant.
In his more than two-decade career at the store, DiGiacomo has held a variety of positions. He began his career as an executive trainee in 1995 and has since served in positions including assistant buyer for home and gifts; assistant buyer, men’s designer sportswear; planner and buyer in men’s sportswear; and dmm of men’s, home and gifts.
Saks’ men’s division has been in a state of flux this summer with Ott moving over to Off 5th and Gilt and men’s fashion director Eric Jennings being let go. Shawn Howell, who had overseen luxury collections for Saks, also went over to Off 5th and Gilt as dmm of contemporary collections in June.
Margolies said, “Throughout Louis’ career, he’s

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