San Jose, Calif. -- Online auctioneer eBay said Monday it has launched a virtual outlet mall in the United States it is calling Fashion Outlet. The virtual mall will allow users to access discounted apparel and accessories across brands and retailer banners. Featured brands and banners include BCBG, Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, Last Call and Timberland. According to eBay’s head of global fashion Miriam Lahage, the company is leveraging the burgeoning popularity of the outlet category as the fastest-growing retail channel. Fashion Outlet lets shoppers to browse by brand, by store, or by classification from a roster of dedicated
Five months after joining eBay as General Manager of eBay Fashion, a newly created role, Miriam Lahage is moving to another new position - this one focused on growing eBay's fashion business in Europe. eBay's Fashion business in the U.K. and Germany grew faster than ecommerce last year. Last year, eBay launched its Fashion Outlet in the UK and Germany, attracting well known brands, including Superdry, L.K. Bennett, Jigsaw and Ted Baker. eBay also recently acquired brands4friends, Germany's largest online shopping club. Lahage will go from being responsible for growing and driving innovation across eBay's multibillion-dollar fashion category to
eBay hired Andrea Linett as its new creative cirector of eBay Fashion, a portal launched in April to its clothing, shoes and accessories category. Linett will work with eBay's technology team and with its fashion business, marketing and communications units for North America to advance the image and editorial style for the clothing, shoes and accessories category on eBay Marketplaces, which features an average 20 million daily fashion listings.
EBay has named Miriam Lahage as the new general manager for its fashion marketplace. Lahage is a retail veteran whose career includes more than 20 years with TJX Cos. In 2007, she launched online discount designer boutique Koodos.com and, more recently, she served as a consultant to members-only discount fashion site Net-A-Porter.