Averyl Oates

Averyl Oates

Fashion Director & Deputy Commercial Director, Galeries Lafayette

A new appointment, the Harvey Nichols veteran is commercially minded and pragamatic about the demands of the role.

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As fashion director of Galeries Lafayette, Averyl Oates oversees the Parisian department store's product offerings within its men’s, women’s, children’s and accessories divisions, along with store layout and strategic merchandising. Having been appointed to the role in August 2013, Oates was also charged with the position of deputy commercial director within the group’s department stores, overseeing the group’s expansion into countries such as China. She will also help establish a more fashion-forward aesthetic for the store’s clothing departments, which have faced competition from other leading department stores such as Printemps. 


  • Galeries Lafayette
    Galeries Lafayette

    Fashion and Commercial Director 2013 - Present, Paris, France

  • Harvey Nichols
    Harvey Nichols

    Buying Director 2004 - 2011, London, UK

  • Luxup

    Commercial Director May 2012 - March 2013, London, UK

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