Starting Your Own Fashion Label 3 (Buying & Distribution) - Dubai

Sue Dean, fashion short course tutor

Sue Dean, fashion short course tutor

The final course in the ‘Starting Your Own Fashion Label’ series in Dubai will help you succeed in a competitive and crowded arena. Through discussions, exercises and retail visits, led by Sue Dean, a fashion business consultant, you will start to explore how to stand out from the crowd and inspire your customers...

Taught by: Sue Dean.

Description

The final course in the ‘Starting Your Own Fashion Label’ series in Dubai will help you succeed in a competitive and crowded arena. Through discussions, exercises and retail visits, led by Sue Dean, a fashion business consultant, you will start to explore how to stand out from the crowd and inspire your customers.

This course focuses on how to plan, cost, market and sell your collection successfully, every time. This course has been specially designed for new designers who may be looking to sell their collections directly to the public, online or via traditional retail, or as a wholesale.


The course will include:

  • The buyers' perspective
  • Reaching your market
  • Competitive Shopping
  • Buying strategies
  • Range development
  • Range planning
  • Costing and pricing
  • Margins
  • Sales forecasting
  • Purchasing budgets
  • Stock Management
  • Negotiation
  • E-commerce and omni-channel retailing
  • PR and marketing using social media

Level:

Beginners/Intermediate (Please come to the course prepared to discuss your business idea).



Testimonials:

"Sue is a wonderful tutor - very eloquent and clear. The course has really 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.


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