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Gap’s Wlazlo Heading to Target


Target Corp. has announced that former Gap executive Michelle Wlazlo will serve as its senior vice president of apparel and accessories.

Wlazlo, who has spent the last 19 years at Gap Inc., most recently as senior vice president of global merchandising, will be responsible for Target’s merchandising programs for women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel and accessories, as well as the retailer’s baby business.

“I’ve had a love for retail ever since working at my family’s boutique during high school. To this day, there’s nothing quite like the reward that comes with helping a customer find the perfect item,” Wlazlo said. “I’ve admired Target for as long as I can remember – as both a shopper and a competitor – and I can’t wait to join the team and help carve out its future.”

The retailer also announced the hire of Erika De Salvatore for the newly created role of vice president of visual merchandising. De Salvatore has more than 15 years of visual merchandising experience, serving most recently as vice president, visual merchandising, visual operations, international and flagship visual at Express.

In her role at Target, De Salvatore will lead the development of visual strategies across the retailer’s merchandising initiatives, with a focus on creating a compelling guest experience in stores nationwide.