charming charlie Announces New Leadership Appointment

            charming charlie Announces New Leadership Appointment

Accomplished Business Leader, Tom Fitzgerald, Joins charming charlie as CAO
and CFO

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --High-growth specialty retailer
charming charlie announced that Tom Fitzgerald has joined the company as EVP,
CAO and CFO. A highly-accomplished retail executive, Fitzgerald brings
relevant experience and a stellar track record to charming charlie.

"We are confident that Tom's vision and specialty retail experience will bring
tremendous value to our company as we continue to be the leading fashion
accessories destination," said Charlie Chanaratsopon, Chief Executive Officer
and Founder of charming charlie. "Tom is not only a leader in finance; he is a
balanced and strategic business executive whose background will complement us

Tom most recently was the CAO of Sears Canada, where he was responsible for
Store Operations, IT, Merchandise Planning and Allocation, Logistics,
Sourcing, and Store Innovation. Prior to his role at Sears Canada, Tom held
several leadership positions at Liz Claiborne, Inc., was COO of Bath & Body
Works, and spent the first 16 years of his career at PepsiCo. In his position
at charming charlie, Tom will oversee Accounting, Finance, Information
Technology, Human Resources and Planning & Allocation.

"I am very excited to join such a fast growing, well-positioned and unique
concept," said Fitzgerald.

Since launching in 2004, charming charlie has become a leader in women's
fashion jewelry and accessories, offering a wide array of colorful,
of-the-moment pieces, merchandised by color at compelling values. In less than
eight years, the company has grown to over 240 stores in 36 states with more
than 5,000 employees.

About charming charlie
charming charlie, the award-winning fashion accessories retailer, is the
one-of-a-kind source of style that's been helping women find their fabulous
since 2004. Winner of several awards over the past few years, charming charlie
has been recognized for leading a retail revolution. Its uniquely designed
in-store experience features an unparalleled variety and volume of
accessories, ingeniously arranged by color, making that perfect accent fun and
easy to find. With more than 200 stores in the United States stocked full of
the all latest trends, charming charlie is spreading style from coast to coast
with fabulous, affordable fashions and insider style advice that has women
coming back again and again. Come find your fabulous. Visit or

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