Introduction to Fashion Buying and Merchandising
This fashion buying course will help you to make that leap forward into the fast paced world of fashion retail
Who decides what we are wearing next season? How do the products arrive in stores? Why are some retailers successful and others are not? This is all down to the fashion buyers and merchandisers, the main drivers of any retail business and very influential decision makers...
Who decides what we are wearing next season? How do the products arrive in stores? Why are some retailers successful and others are not? This is all down to the fashion buyers and merchandisers, the main drivers of any retail business and very influential decision makers.
This one-week fashion buying course covering the key elements of our introductory courses:
This fashion buying course will introduce you to different roles and what to expect if you plan to start your career with an established retailer, or if you have recently started in a fashion 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 start to build a comprehensive reference file on buying and merchandising.
The course includes:
Market research & customer profiling
Buying & merchandising roles & responsibilities
The buying calendar & critical path
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) preparation
Creating & applying budgets
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
Profit and margin control
Supply chain and distribution
Understanding product lifecycles & product development
The quality process
WSSI (Weekly Sales & Stock Intake)
OTB (Open to Buy)
Stock management, allocating & stock replenishment
European buyer in the world market
The impact of new technology
The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of maths to GCSE level C or equivalent.
This course covers the first and second steps in the series of our 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto our advanced level courses, 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Advanced' or ‘Range Building’ and ‘WSSI Creation & Interpretation’ for a more in-depth understanding of the subject area.
Beginners/intermediate. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
|Beginner Level ||Intermediate Level||Advanced Level|
|Introduction to Fashion Buying and Merchandising||Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Buying Techniques||Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Advanced|
|Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques|
|Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Intensive|
|Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Luxury Brands|
|Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Further Skills|
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Duration||Cost||Status||Location||Action|
|11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 17:00||5 Days||£695||Available||John Prince's St - W1G||Add to Basket|
|18/12/2017 - 22/12/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 17:00||5 Days||£695||Available||High Holborn - WC1V||Add to Basket|
|19/03/2018 - 23/03/2018||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 17:00||5 Days||£695||Available||John Prince's St - W1G||Add to Basket|
|09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 17:00||5 Days||£695||Available||John Prince's St - W1G||Add to Basket|