Luxury department store retailer Harvey Nichols has appointed All Saints’ Anita Barr to head up its fashion buying operations.

She will take up the position of group fashion buying director from March 31, reporting directly into chief executive Stacey Cartwright.

Barr leaves All Saints after just five months in her role as global product merchandising director. She has also held senior roles in buying and merchandising at Harrods and Selfridges.

Cartwright said: “I am delighted that Anita will be joining the senior management team. This is an exciting time for Harvey Nichols and her expertise and experience in this market will help strengthen our fashion leadership in the sector.”