Building on over 13 years buying experience in the luxury sector, culminating in luxury brands and high end stores successfully growing their business, Debra Kalish founded the consulting firm FASHIONLINK.

Debra’s most recent experience includes her work at flash sale website Rue La La where she served as Director/Brand Manager of Accessories. She helped the company expand their accessories division by partnering with over 300 brands to create the most engaging online experience for their customers.

Prior to her successes at Rue La La, Debra was Senior Buyer of Accessories for the luxury boutique, Intermix. Debra oversaw the entire accessories department and helped discover many of the young designers of today, while developing strong working relationships with some of the top designers and brands across the world.

Earlier in her career, Debra worked as a buyer for Henri Bendel. She launched their first fleet of private label branded stores across the country while buying third party accessories for their flagship department store in New York City. In addition Debra successfully launched, created, and designed their private label accessories brand.

Debra’s prior experience has included significant roles at Gucci, Prada, and Searle. She was instrumental in helping them grow their brands across the US.

Debra received a BS from The University of Wisconsin with a specialization in Retail and Business. Debra has decided to pursue her passion for offering personalized service that immediately addresses the needs of vendors and retailers. Her love of product, as well as her extensive experience and relationships in the fashion industry, has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the luxury market. She is thrilled to now extend this expertise through her services at FASHIONLINK.