Averyl Oates

Averyl Oates

Fashion Director & Deputy Commercial Director, Galeries Lafayette

The Harvey Nichols veteran is commercially minded and pragmatic about the demands of her latest 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. 


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