Lagardère Travel Retail creates new fashion entity

By Andrew Pentol |


Newly appointed Bruno Gouisset, Executive Vice President Merchant Core Business (left) and Nathalie Santonja, Executive Vice President Fashion.

Lagardère Travel Retail/Duty Free Global has announced two appointments as part of a new fashion entity separate from its core business activities.

The move will help the retailer fulfil its ambition of becoming a ‘leading privileged partner for airports’ and to make fashion and core business activities a strategic focus within Lagardère Travel Retail

Nathalie Santonja has been named Executive Vice President Fashion and Bruno Gouisset as Executive Vice President Merchant Core Business. Sabine Fagan has left the company after more than 10 years.

A member of the Lagardère Travel Retail/Duty Free Global Executive Committee, Santonja began her career at Coty in marketing and then became Brand International Marketing Director for Doré Doré, before joining Simone Pérèle. There, she was in charge of creating the Implicite lingerie brand.


In 2009, she joined Le Printemps as Purchasing Director for Lingerie and Kids wear. She then created the Group’s Store Planning Department and developed the Store Planning Retail Chain and Development while opening two new Le Printemps department stores.

Meanwhile, Gouisset, also a member of the Lagardère Travel Retail / Duty Free Global Executive Committee joins as Executive Vice President Purchasing Core Business. He was previously Managing Director of Sephora Switzerland.

He has held different positions within purchasing and negotiations departments, first at Casino, which he joined in 2002 and also at Sephora since joining in 2010. Roles at the latter have included Head International Negotiations and also Director of Purchasing, Methods and Regulatory Quality for Europe & Middle East.

According to Lagardère Travel Retail/Duty Free Global, the main objectives of the new fashion entity are to set up a dedicated team comprising fashion purchasing, marketing and procurement teams, strengthen the operational efficiency of the activity, structure the relationship between central and local teams to better serve customers and to improve the speed of implementation and performance monitoring of the commercial offer 



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