Susanna Klein is currently the principal at Klein Perry, which is a fashion consultancy specializing in sales, distribution, strategic planning, product training, merchandising, and business development in the luxury sector.
Susanna Klein was the Vice President of Wholesale at Oscar de la Renta, 2012 – 2014, overseeing sales for Ready to Wear and Bridal. While at the house, there was a strong focus on evening wear, trunk shows, VIP client service, and collection merchandising as Sales worked closely with the Design Studio and Production teams. Susanna participated in gown fittings, trunk shows, produced formal fashion shows, and worked closely with all POS to drive selling. She oversaw the special orders process as well as maintained the flow of the brand’s basics / season-less reorder program for knitwear and evening separates.
Before Oscar de la Renta, Susanna managed the Ready to Wear wholesale business at Chanel for the USA, 1999 – 2012, which was the largest RTW wholesale business in the global organization. In this role, she maintained the shop in shop businesses at all retailers, ran the product training program, and managed special events for private clients. She also oversaw visual merchandising, DSA (store sellers) programs, and reported in to the Paris global teams for strategy work that was executed worldwide. At Chanel, she also worked closely with the Accessories, Shoes, and Costume Jewelry categories and has utilized this exposure in consulting projects. She serviced the Chanel boutiques as a client, collaborating on product assortments, visual programs, suggestive selling strategies, and client experience.
Susanna also completed the buyers training program at Bloomingdales. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel Management.