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He's a good fit at Lucky
He's a good fit at Lucky

The gig: Carlos Alberini, 59, is chairman and chief executive of Lucky Brand, which has positioned itself as "accessible premium" in the hot-today-gone-tomorrow world of premium denim jeans. Its prices ($99 to $149) undercut rivals such as True Religion, Frame and Diesel. Lucky Brand also competes with larger companies such as Gap, Guess and Banana Republic with a broad lifestyle clothing line. Lead with subtlety: Growing up in Argentina, the son of Italian immigrants, Alberini thought his father, Victor, ran the household. Years later, he realized that it was his mother, Libia Ines de Alberini, who would make the choices but let his father think he was making them. "She was...

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