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
The merchandiser or planner within a fashion retailer, is responsible for getting products in the right store, at the right time and in the right quantities. This requires working closely with the buying teams, so they can accurately forecast sales, manage budgets, plan stock levels and monitor performance...
Taught by: James Clark.
The merchandiser or planner within a fashion retailer, is responsible for getting products in the right store, at the right time and in the right quantities. This requires working closely with the buying teams, so they can accurately forecast sales, manage budgets, plan stock levels and monitor performance. This course is an ideal follow on from our ‘Fashion Buying’ and will give you the tools you need to follow the merchandising pathway in your career. It will also be suitable for those who have already started in the role, but want to understand best practice.
The course will include:
You will receive a copy of James Clark’s book Fashion Merchandising: Principles and Practice ??
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 is one of the second in the series of our 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Buying Techniques'.
Intermediate. You should have completed the beginners level course or have equivalent experience.
|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 and 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.
James Clark is a merchandising specialist with over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry. James began his merchandising career at Debenhams. He moved from there to Viyella and then to House of Fraser where he was Head of Merchandising for 7 years. In that period he was responsible for an OTB budget of £250m and headed up the womenswear, childrenswear and beauty merchandising functions. His consultancy work has involved creating and developing effective merchandising functions and product supply chain practices for small retail businesses. James is now Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion Management programme at London College of Fashion, where he brings his wealth of knowledge to the 120 students who graduate from this highly respected programme each year to take up positions in fashion companies around the world. Since joining LCF James has delivered guest lectures in China, Korea, Russia and India, and he published his first book – Fashion Merchandising - Principles and Practice.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class: