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Bebe stores says President Fabricant resigns

BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) -- Women's clothing retailer bebe stores Inc. said Friday that President Emilia Fabricant resigned from the company for personal reasons.

Fabricant's resignation was effective Friday. Her duties will be taken over by Chairman and CEO Manny Mashouf and Renee Bell, the company's head of merchandising. Fabricant joined the company in August 2010.

The company runs 246 stores under the bebe and 2b bebe names.

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