Saks Fifth Avenue has appointed Roopal Patel its fashion director.
Patel was most recently the executive fashion director of luxury fashion online retailer Moda Operandi. She spent more than a decade at Neiman Marcus, where she was the senior accessory market editor. She also served as the senior fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman. In 2012, Patel founded Roopal Patel Consulting, a creative consulting firm specializing in brand development, merchandising retail strategy, and trend forecasting. Patel will report to Saks’ chief merchant Tracy Margolies.
“Roopal is a respected force in the industry with high energy and a deep understanding of today’s luxury fashion consumer, and we are so pleased to welcome her to Saks,” said Marc Metrick, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. “I am confident that her demonstrated expertise in trend direction combined with Tracy’s leadership in fashion merchandising will be invaluable as we continue to elevate the brand and position Saks as a modern and relevant fashion authority in luxury retailing.”
“I am truly honored to join Saks Fifth Avenue during this exciting and dynamic time,” said Patel. “I have long admired Saks Fifth Avenue’s iconic history and am thrilled to be on the team. I look forward to working with Marc, Tracy, and the entire Saks team to bring an elevated fashion message to the customer and build a strong future for Saks.”