Rose Marie Bravo is one of the leaders of the retail industry. She transformed British raincoat maker Burberry into one of the most influential and desired brands in fashion. Bravo began her career as a trainee buyer for Abraham & Strauss. She worked her way up through the corporate ranks at Macy’s, I. Magnin and then became president of Saks. At Saks, Bravo is known for adding luxury labels that targeted a younger demographic such as Gucci and Prada. She joined Burberry as Chief Executive in 1997. Bravo launched the Cool Britannia campaign and oversaw the redesign of the Burberry look. She helped make Burberry’s signature plaid iconic. Under her leadership, Burberry’s company value went from $360 million to $3.4 billion in only seven years. Bravo graduated from Fordham University.
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