London College of Fashion meets: Rosie Croft, Fashion buyer
This fashion buying course will help you to make that leap forward into the fast paced world of fashion retail. You will learn all about what a buyer and merchandiser actually do and the everyday challenges that you will be faced with at all levels of the market...View basket
This fashion buying course will help you to make that leap forward into the fast paced world of fashion retail. You will learn all about what a buyer and merchandiser actually do and the everyday challenges that you will be faced with at all levels of the market.
This course will introduce you to the roles and what to expect if you plan to start your career with an established retailer, or if you have recently started in a 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 also start to build a comprehensive reference file on the subject.
The course will include:
- Industry structure
- Marketing research
- Customer profiling
- Buying & merchandising roles/responsibilities
- Buying calendar
- Critical path
- Competitor shop
- Buying strategy
- Range planning
- Product development
- The quality process
- Purchasing budgets
- Stock management
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 the first in the series of our 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto our intermediate level courses, 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Buying Techniques' or ‘Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques’ for a more in-depth understanding of the subject.
Feedback from students:
"I really enjoyed the course, I'm inspired to move forward and study more in fashion buying and merchandising. I think the teacher was brilliant, you could see the enthusiasm and the passion about Buying & Merchandising."
Beginners. 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 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.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Notepad and pen
- Pocket calculator