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Copy of Fashion Buyer Presentation
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Math Skills (yuck!)
negotiate cost with vendors
mark up to make a profit
analyze selling reports
quantities, colors, sizes for each selected item
merchandise execution reports
What does a fashion buyer do?
It's not all about fashion shows and shopping.
frequent trips to meet with vendors to select new products
Other important skills
multi-tasking and organizational skills
The path to becoming a buyer
college degree: bachelor or associates
basic merchandise experience
work your way from the bottom
It's not all about shopping!
Becoming a Fashion Buyer
model styling for advertisements
A Buyer is always on the move!
"Senior buyers can spend five or six days a month on the road, visiting showrooms, factories, clothing trade shows, and branch or satellite stores"
"Loving fashion and loving shopping doesn't necessarily mean that you'll love being a buyer"