Fashion Buying and Merchandising - Dubai

Sue Dean. Fashion Buying - Dubai

This fashion buying course will help you to make that leap forward into the fast paced world of fashion retail. You will learn all about what a buyer and merchandiser actually do and the everyday challenges that you will be faced with at all levels of the market...

Taught by: Sue Dean.


This fashion buying course will help you to make that leap forward into the fast paced world of fashion retail. You will learn all about what a buyer and merchandiser actually do and the everyday challenges that you will be faced with at all levels of the market.

This course will introduce you to the roles and what to expect if you plan to start your career with an established retailer, or if you have recently started in a buying or merchandising role and want to understand best practice.

With the emphasis on larger retailers, this course will help you understand what it takes to succeed as a buyer or merchandiser, and the many exciting and challenging aspects of the roles.

You will also start to build a comprehensive reference file on the subject.

The course will include:

  • Industry structure
  • Marketing research
  • Customer profiling
  • Branding
  • Buying & merchandising roles/responsibilities
  • Buying calendar
  • Critical path
  • Competitor shop
  • Buying strategy
  • Range planning  
  • Product development
  • The quality process
  • Purchasing budgets
  • Stock management
  • Margin
  • Pricing
  • Trend Forecasting

The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of basic maths.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


All students who fully participate in all session of the course will receive a 'Certificate of Short Course Attendance' from London College of Fashion.


£795 (AED 3900* *based on current exchange rate)


"Sue is a wonderful tutor - very eloquent and clear. The course has really opened my eyes as to what it is to be a fashion buyer and the various areas of the fashion industry that I could be a part of. It flew by and I wish it could have lasted longer." Liya, Lebanon

"This course is exactly what I needed in terms of depth in buying, having a good understanding of supply chain management. I have been able to understand the roles and responsibilities of the buyer/merchandiser within the supply chain in the fashion industry." IIhem, Algeria

"The course provided clear introductory insight into the buying and merchandising sector, responsibilities, contributions to retailers, market and sector trends etc. Enjoyed listening to Sue Dean! Highly recommend the course." Kathy, Chicago

"The courses have been excellent and have exceeded my expectations in terms of the amount of material covered and the practice done. The participants have been from across a multitude of cultures, making the experience very rich." Haseena, India

"I can't believe I learnt so much in such a short period of time. I can't wait to come back and take the follow-on courses. Sue Dean is amazing at imparting her knowledge." Ana, Dubai

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Tutor information

Sue Dean has held senior roles in buying and merchandising in well-known fashion retailers such as Miss Selfridge before embarking upon a consulting career, specialising in brand strategy and international development. She has worked in many European countries, the Middle East and the Far East, whilst consulting for companies such as Arcadia, New Look, Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys, Debenhams, Tanner Krolle and Illum. Projects in the Middle East have taken her to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait. She is a director of the award winning and exciting young fashion label, Elenany. Sue is an International Expert for UNIDO and a consultant to Istanbul Moda Academy.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A pen
  • A notepad
  • An iPad or laptop

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
30/01/2017 - 01/02/2017Monday - Wednesday09:30 - 16:003 Days£795Available Dubai, UAE Add to Basket