NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilt MAN, the men's web site from Gilt Groupe, Inc., an innovative online shopping destination, today announced the appointment of Nick Wooster as fashion advisor, effective immediately. In this new consulting role, Wooster will work with the Gilt MAN merchant team on trend forecasting as well as providing creative direction for the category. He will report to John Auerbach, General Manager of Gilt MAN and President of the new full-price men's retail site Park & Bond.
"As we continue to expand our men's division, Nick Wooster's accomplished fashion and merchandising experience will help solidify Gilt MAN's presence in the market and the increasing success of Gilt Groupe's business as a whole," said Auerbach. "We are excited to have Nick join the team and look forward to incorporating his advice and ideas in to the plan for Gilt MAN's expansion moving forward."
Prior to joining Gilt Groupe, Wooster served as the Men's Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus, overseeing the merchandising teams and setting trend direction for Neiman Marcus Stores, Neiman Marcus Direct and Bergdorf Goodman. Before his time with Neiman Marcus, Wooster worked with several brands including Splendid/Ella Moss, John Bartlett, Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's New York. During his career, he established the Wooster Consultancy, a consulting business focusing on design, product development, merchandising, sales and business development building relationships with brands including Thom Browne, MAC Cosmetics, Chaiken Clothing, ABS by Allen Schwartz, Vieux Carre, David Kahn Jeans and The Collection.
"I am thrilled to join such a dynamic, fast growing, team with a great reputation as a high-end fashion retailer leading the charge in the online shopping revolution," says Wooster. "I look forward to working with the Gilt MAN team to strengthen the category's credibility as the men's style authority."
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands, including fashion for women, men, and children, home decor, hotels and travel experiences on every continent, and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.