The Wet Seal Taps bebe Exec for GMM Role

The Wet Seal, Inc. has appointed Tamara Chamberlain as vice president, general merchandise manager, for its Arden B division, effective April 15, 2013. She replaces Sharon Hughes, former president and chief merchandise officer for the Arden B division, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Chamberlain comes to Wet Seal with 15 years of experience in retail, having most recently served as general merchandise manager for contemporary women's retailer bebe stores, Inc. Earlier in her career, she held various merchandising leadership roles at Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. and Nordstrom, Inc.

John D. Goodman, the company's CEO, says, "Tamara brings a strong combination of merchandising and leadership skills, along with deep knowledge of the women's contemporary market, that will be instrumental in our efforts to revitalize the Arden B brand. We are thrilled to have her on board and believe her expertise, coupled with Arden B's seasoned buying team, will enable us to restore sales growth, capture greater market share and build a more sustainable model for long-term success."

Goodman adds, "We would also like to thank Sharon Hughes for her leadership of the Arden B Division over the past five years, and wish her well in her future endeavors."
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