INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Paul Harris Stores Inc. on Tuesday named Charlotte G. Fisher, former head of Parklane Hosiery Co., vice chairwoman and designated chief executive.

Fisher will become chairwoman and CEO on Jan. 29, 1995, at the start of the company's fiscal year. She replaces Gerald Paul who will become chairman emeritus at that time.

Paul founded the company in 1952 with Earl Harris, who is retired.

Fisher has her own retail consulting firm and has been a member of Paul Harris' board of directors since last September. She also was president and CEO of Claire's Boutiques Inc.

Paul Harris is a women's clothing store based in Indianapolis. It operates 213 stores in 27 states under the names Paul Harris, Pasta and $5-$10-$15-$20.