New York, NY – January 19, 2011-- Gilt Groupe, Inc., the leader in online luxury retail, announces the appointment of Rachel Jarrett as General Manager for Gilt CHILDREN, effective immediately. In this position, Jarrett will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the children's business, including business strategy, website design and procurement of merchandise. She will report to the company's President, Carl Sparks.
Jarrett recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Kids & Specialty Products at Barnes & Noble.com, managing three of the key departments for the company's growing website, as well as directing enhancements and overseeing all aspects of the business. Prior to Barnes & Noble, she served as a Director of Merchandising for Infant and Toddler Furniture at Babies "R" Us / Toys "R" Us and as Executive Advisor for Merchandising and Operations for FAO Schwarz.
"We are thrilled to have Rachel join us at Gilt as General Manager of CHILDREN," said Sparks. She is a recognized leader in the children's space and brings valuable knowledge and experience to the team, with proven success creating products and programs for consumers. She will be a valuable asset to Gilt."
Gilt CHILDREN provides a wide array of product categories including apparel, footwear, room décor, furniture, gear, toys, books and more with over 250 top brands including Joe's Jeans, Olive Juice Kids, Splendid, Elephantito, Jacadi, Argington Furniture, Skip Hop, Baby Bjorn and Plan Toys. Gilt CHILDREN sales are offered at least 20 times a week, begin at NOON ET, and last for 48-72 hours, with items available at up to 70% off retail. To become a member of Gilt CHILDREN, visit www.gilt.com/giltchildren
"I could not be more excited to join the Gilt team," said Jarrett. This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an exciting company that is a leader in its space, and in the midst of an exploding growth period. I am looking forward to helping build the Gilt CHILDREN business."
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe is an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices. Each day, Gilt offers its members a new, curated selection of merchandise, including apparel, accessories and lifestyle products for women, men and children, home entertaining and decor, along with luxury travel packages from JETSETTER and fantastic offers on local services and experiences from Gilt CITY. Most sales start at noon ET and last only 36 hour, making Gilt.com <http://Gilt.com> an addictive destination for aspirational shoppers from coast to coast.
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