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Barneys names new CEO

NEW YORK Barneys New York has named Mark Lee CEO of the company, effective Sept. 1.

Formerly global president and CEO of the Gucci brand from 2004 through 2008, Lee has more than 25 years experience in the luxury brand and retail industry. He joined Gucci in 1996 and served from 1997 to 1999 as the senior most global merchandising executive prior to being named CEO of Yves Saint Laurent.

Lee began his career at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1984 and subsequently served in senior executive positions at the Giorgio Armani and Jil Sander brands.

"I am honored to be joining Barneys as CEO. Barneys is a unique landmark retailer, store and brand, one that is synonymous with luxury and style and I am confident that together with the strong Barneys team we can take the company to even greater prominence," said Lee.