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Mytheresa names chief commercial officer

Luxury online retailer Mytheresa.com has named Richard Johnson, former Matchesfashion.com commercial director, as its new chief commercial officer to oversee all buying and merchandising.

Johnson will report into Mytheresa.com president Michael Kliger and will be responsible for the buying, retail and merchandising for the online retailer, as well as merchandise planning, and managing all commercial and fashion aspects in regards to Mytheresa.com’s vendor relationships.

Prior to Mytheresa, Johnson was at MatchesFashion for two years, and prior to that served as vice president of buying at Al Tayer Group, and was head of buying at Harvey Nichols.

In addition, Tiffany Hsu, buying manager of ready-to-wear at Mytheresa, has been promoted to fashion buying director. In her new role, Hsu will be responsible for all categories in the buying team and has been tasked with drive Mytheresa.com’s fashion direction by developing capsule collections as well as exclusives and special fashion collaborations.

Commenting on the appointments, Kliger said: ”I am very pleased about Richard Johnson joining the Mytheresa team. I believe his great expertise in luxury and digital retail will advance our business further and solidify Mytheresa as one of the leading global online luxury retailers.

”With Richard and Tiffany we will further strengthen our unique positioning of a highly curated product offering combined with the most amazing array of exclusive collaborations with brands.”