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Mara Urshel

Mara Urshel

With more than 30 years of experience developing and marketing luxury merchandise, Mara Urshel is one of the best-known and respected executives in the retail apparel industry. During her 20-year tenure with Saks Fifth Avenue, she served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager.

Recognized as an innovator in her field, Urshel is credited with identifying and introducing many designers, including Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Perry Ellis, Michael Kors and others. With her expertise in high demand, she was subsequently employed by Casual Corner Group and Geoffrey Beene Company in executive management positions.

Since Urshel purchased the famed Kleinfeld Bridal boutique with Ronald Rothstein and Wayne Rogers, the store has enjoyed surging sales and success under her hands-on management, which emphasizes unparalleled customer service. Urshel devotes her professional time to managing the business with Rothstein; she has been involved in all aspects of planning, building and launching the 35,000-square-foot Kleinfeld flagship store in Manhattan.

Dorothy Silver

Dorothy Silver

Dorothy is the director of sales and merchandising for Kleinfeld. She began her career in New York as a floor manager at Bonwit Teller. She has spent the bulk of her quarter-century retail career at Kleinfeld. As she herself says, "You are either in the bridal business for a day or a lifetime."
Terry Hall

Terry Hall

Terry Hall is the Fashion Director of Kleinfeld Bridal and brings years of fashion experience with him to help brides find the dress of their dreams.
Frank

Frank Jedda

"When I was18 years old, I walked past Barney's on 7th Avenue and 17th Street: and this is when the love affair began", says Frank Jedda, Director of Kleinfeld Men. "I knew immediately that I had found my calling .... my love and passion for the clothing business."

Frank then went on a quest to see and experience the world and had his first custom jacket made in Persia (he was 21 yrs old). Researched fabrics in Paris, Italy and England, and absorbed all he could on mens clothing. Eventually, he made his way back to New York and opened his first store: the renowned men's custom clothing boutique, Frank Stella, which he quickly grew to include 3 locations. His resume also includes managing the made-to-measure menswear department at Paul Stuart, where he was known by customers as the the authority in men's style.

Now, after an incredible journey, Frank has come back to where it all began, on 7th Avenue & 20th Street. "When Ronnie Rothstein, contacted me about becoming Director of Kleinfeld MEN, he offered me the keys to a unique business, I immediately saw the potential, this was also a concept I truly believed in, and Ronnie was a man I could trust, what else did I need to do except to say, 'Yes, I will be the bearer of the keys.' and now another quest has begun".

And that is the story of the infamous Frank Jedda...aka the Blogman.

Jacques Vigneault

Jacques Vigneault

As the Kleinfeld Creative Director, Jacques' job is to tell stories. Whether it is in a window display, at a fashion show, or even building a department by scratch, he thrives on the process of turning a concept into a visual reality. Much like the engaged couple planning a wedding, Jacques begins with an idea or a theme and then pulls resources to visually achieve the ambiance he wants his viewers to experience.

Jacques first began his career at Kleinfeld in 2005, when the store earned its new name of Kleinfeld Manhattan, after moving from Brooklyn to New York City. Upon his arrival, he brought 15 years of experience ranging from space design to interior design in locations ranging from coast to coast. "Bridal is one of the most traditional industries in the country," Jacques says, "I was intrigued by the opportunity to push its boundaries."
Kleinfeld Unveiled

Kleinfeld Unveiled

Kleinfeld Unveiled is a new Blogger ID brought to you by the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Kleinfeld Manhattan. Kleinfeld Unveiled will bring you the most up to date news on bridal fashion, bridal style, bridal beauty and even the best looks for your groom and his groomsmen. We will also have news on Say Yes to the Dress PLUS giveaways and contests!

Anja Winikka

Anja Winikka

As Site Editor of TheKnot.com, Anja Winikka combines her writing and editing skills with her weddings expertise to bring the most of-the-moment wedding trends to millions of engaged couples across the country. In addition to researching, writing and reporting on all things weddings for TheKnot.com and the Wedding Obsessions blog, Anja can be found pouring over thousands of pictures from real wedding submissions across the country. Anja has been a popular source for wedding trends, destination bachelor and bachelorette parties, honeymoons, and bridesmaid etiquette in national McClatchy newspapers and has also appeared on the Today, Inside Edition, MSNBC, Spike TV, CNN Headline News, and local NBC and FOX news segments across the country. Anja can be followed on Twitter at @knotanja
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