Kate Ciepluch Leaves Shopbop

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: (NO TABLOIDS) Shopbob.com style director Morgan Wendelborn (L) and Kate Ciepluch attend the Wayne Fall 2011 fashion week during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios on February 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Warner/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Morgan Wendelborn;Kate Ciepluch
Shopbop style director Morgan Wendelborn (left) and Kate Ciepluch. Photo: Paul Warner/2011 Paul Warner

Shopbop fashion director Kate Ciepluch confirmed to us this morning that she has decided to leave the company. She took her first job there over ten years ago, when it was just a little-known e-commerce start-up, and eventually spearheaded its expansion into footwear, swim, jewelry, and handbags  (she also amassed an impressive wardrobe of wide-brimmed hats and motorcycle jackets in the process). Shopbop's communication office states, "We are grateful for her incredible contribution to the company, and  wish her well in all of her future endeavors."