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Anthropologie Lessons with Merchandising Guru Glen Senk

April 30, 2007

Glen SenkThe Design & Merchandising program welcomes Glen Senk, mastermind of Anthropologie's highly successful and groundbreaking approach to merchandising, as their Distinguished Speaker for 2007.

Mr. Senk is expected to be named CEO of Anthropologie's parent company, Urban Outfitters, at its board meeting in May. He is internationally recognized for his success in marketing and merchandising, including prior executive positions with Williams-Sonoma (including Pottery Barn and Hold Everything) and Bloomingdale's.

Under Senk's leadership Anthropologie has grown from one store in Wayne, PA to a national chain with 51 stores earning $700 million per year. The chain is considered to be the gold standard in merchandising, and has cultivated a lifestyle brand that puts the customer first. Senk says, "We really know our customers. I get down and kiss the ground that they walk on. They are just delightful people. People have a real need for individuality. We try to cater to that."


  • 2007 D&M Distinguished Speaker: Glen Senk, President of Anthropologie
  • Monday, April 30th @ 6pm
  • Stein Auditorium (111 Nesbitt Hall, 33rd & Market Sts.)
  • FREE and Open to the Public
  • For information: 215.895.2390