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SOURCE Christopher & Banks Corporation
Accessories Magazine Honored Kelly Griffin at FABB 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher & Banks Corporation today announced accessories merchant Kelly Griffin has been inducted into the 2014 Accessories Magazine Hall of Fame. Griffin was honored at the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball (FABB) in New York City on May 7 and received a full-page profile in Accessories Magazine February issue. This award recognizes individuals in retailing who make outstanding contributions to the accessories industry. Griffin was nominated and selected by the vendor and retailing community for her exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen.
"Kelly has the pulse of our customer. She understands who she is, what she likes and what life events she is dressing for. With this mindset, Kelly is able to complete the total outfit for our customer and drive sales for Christopher & Banks in the process," said LuAnn Via, Christopher & Banks President and CEO. "She has great instincts but also relies on strong relationships with vendors and store associates to keep on trend. Her contacts in the accessories industry keep us current and help us bring the best possible product to Christopher & Banks' customers. We are thrilled to celebrate this prestigious honor with her."
Griffin has served as Christopher & Banks accessories merchant for four years and has been in the retail industry for 16. She is a graduate of North Dakota State University and a native of East Grand Forks, Minn. She currently lives in Rockford, Minn. with her husband and two children.
"Growing up, I had a love of fashion but also a strong desire to help others," said Griffin, accessories merchandise manager. "I started college majoring in social work but transferred into apparel/textiles and business. Christopher & Banks provides me the opportunity to blend both aspects-as I get to create accessories collections for our charitable causes. It is great to receive this honor for simply following my passions."
More details on 2014 inductees can be found on Accessories Magazine's website.
About Christopher & Banks
Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis-based specialty retailer of women's clothing. The Company currently operates 540 stores in 43 states consisting of 287 Christopher & Banks stores, 124 stores in its women's plus size clothing division C.J. Banks, 95 Missy/Petites/Women stores and 34 outlet stores. The Company also operates the www.ChristopherandBanks.com and www.CJBanks.com e-commerce websites.
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