Range Building

Range Building short course at LCF

Range Building

This is a one-day range building course to help you understand what's involved in building a range for a wholesale or a retail brand. Through a project brief set at the start of the course you'll explore what makes a good range, taking into account customers, competitors, price points, fabrics, core items and seasonal specials...

Taught by: Sarah Walls.

Description

This is a one-day range building course to help you understand what's involved in building a range for a wholesale or a retail brand. Through a project brief set at the start of the course you'll explore what makes a good range, taking into account customers, competitors, price points, fabrics, core items and seasonal specials. A mix of exercises and lectures will help build your commercial understanding and develop creative awareness. Working in groups, you'll to do some research during the day.

The course will include:

  •     What defines a range
  •     Different market levels expectations of a range
  •     Depth vs. breadth of range / risk/ price points
  •     The importance of core pieces and seasonal pieces

Suitable for:

Product developers/ buyers/assistant buyers/designers and anyone who needs to gain a better understanding of the complexities of range building.


Booking: 

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.



Tutor information

Sarah Walls began her buying career with high street giant Topshop. Her experience in the buying field covers a wide spectrum of retailers, from multiple high street brands to privately owned small chains and designer boutiques. From assistant buyer to head of buying across numerous brands in her career, she has extensive product and sourcing knowledge, range development and range building skills, combined with in depth experience of trend prediction, brand direction and visual layout.


Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

If no dates are showing then please 'Enquire about this course' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.