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Boutique Manager, Oak Street Chicago

Lafayette 148
Chicago, IL
Closing date
18 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary:

The Boutique Manager is responsible for driving top line sales and bottom line profit; achieving all company initiatives and leading and inspiring a team of Stylists to deliver extraordinary customer experiences that consistently exceeds overall sales and service expectations. The Store Manager will manage resources efficiently to drive business and maximize productivity meeting all standards of service, merchandising and operational execution.


  • Create a ‘best of class’ selling environment by communicating and exemplifying Lafayette 148 brand standards

  • Maximize sales and service expectations to exceed company standards, creating initiatives to enhance sales and developing solutions for struggling performance

  • Lead the mindset that "recruitment" is everyone’s responsibility within the store in order to reduce open jobs

  • Provide leadership and customized coaching to Stylist, by delivering ongoing education, and performance feedback

  • Oversee the creation and execution of local business development of marketing strategies

  • Maintain relationships within the community to meet and retain target customers and to identify marketing opportunities

  • Actively seeks input from customers to measure satisfaction and ensure consistent adherence to service standards

  • Ensure merchandise is presented following corporate visual, marketing, and operational directives & standards

  • Ensure proactive communication to buying team on customers’ requests and merchandise opportunities to drive business

  • Responsible for managing store control-related operational processes including the management of inventory shortage, loss prevention, sell through performance, store expenses, audits, and payroll

Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree


  • 6+ years of retail management experience including 2+ years in designer/ luxury sector


  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities

  • Ability to develop, plan and execute strategies to maximize opportunities

  • Proficiency in utilizing available technology including Outlook, Excel and Word

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holiday schedules 


Lafayette 148 New York is a global luxury fashion brand designed for today’s modern, sophisticated woman. Using the world’s most luxurious European fabrics and fine attention to detail, the Company produces timeless designs and modern styles renowned for their highest quality and exceptional fit. We strive to clothe and inspire women to look good, feel good and ultimately do good in the world.


Founded 21 years ago at 148 Lafayette Street in the heart of Soho led by Deirdre Quinn and her partners  Shun Yen and Ida Siu, the Company was a pioneer in the total vertical integration of design, production, sales and fulfillment. It has extended its footprint globally, established a significant online presence and opened retail stores in the United States and abroad. The Company owns its own factory in China and currently employs 1700 people around the world. In 2018, the Company will be moving its US headquarters to the growing tech and creative community in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. There we will bring all our employees together and provide an even more seamless, collaborative and interactive work environment.

Lafayette 148 New York’s collection can be found in 400+ wholesale and specialty stores throughout North America including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew. In 2006, the Company introduced a direct to consumer business through which is supplemented by our consumer catalog. In 2009, it launched its bricks & mortar retail strategy by opening its first stores in China. By the end of 2016, the Company had opened retail stores throughout China and 4 stores in the US with more planned in the coming years.

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141 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, New York

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