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Francine Della Badia, Retail Executive and former President of Coach North America;  Owner/Director of FashionCampNYC

Fran first joined Coach in 1999 as a key member of the global merchandising team. During her tenure, Coach has diversified its product platform and evolved into an accessible luxury lifestyle brand, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH. Today she is responsible for leading the North America Retail Merchandising, Planning and Allocations teams. Fran is also leading Coach’s global Men’s initiative.

Before joining Coach, Fran held several senior leadership positions in merchandising, most recently as Vice President of Victoria’s Secret Stores. Prior to that she held various strategic positions at fashion brands including J. Crew and Banana Republic. 

Fran holds a B.A. degree in International Affairs and French from Lafayette College. She and her business partner Gordon own and operate FashionCampNYC. Fran is also an active sponsor of Project Morry, a youth development organization.