Become a Fashion Buyer - Learn the essentials.
This course will help you decide if becoming a fashion buyer is for you, and it will help you understand the key tasks of a fashion buyer and the skills required to become a successful fashion buyer.
By the end of this course you will be in a position to understand what a fashion buyer does. You will have the confidence to either embark on further study or take the steps to securing your first job as a fashion buyer.
Section 12:You will gain tips on the best way to land your first role. We will cover work experience, qualifications, finding available positions, cover letters and CV presentation, and interview preparation for meeting with a company.
This lecture details a buyers main responsibilities. After completing this lecture you will understand key tasks of a buyer.
This lecture discusses the KPI's (key performance indicators) of a buyer. You will understand how buyers are evaluated.
This lecture discusses the key skills required to be a successful fashion buyer.
This lecture discusses the common company structures in buying departments
This lecture discusses the different types of buying roles
This lecture outlines other positions in a buying department other than the buyer.
This lecture outlines the steps involved in planning a fashion range. You will understand the process of building a range.
This lecture discusses the various avenues to research fashion trends
This lecture discusses a mood board and a checklist on creating the perfect mood board.
This lecture details all the factors to consider when building a fashion range. It also details the financial considerations.
This lecture discusses the points to consider when selecting a supplier.
This lecture discusses measuing the effectiveness of a supplier.
This lecture covers the different types of suppliers.
This lecture discsses the steps to negotiating with a supplier.
This lecture discusses the term landed cost price and calculations are provided to work out landed costs. You will understand the term landed cost price and how to calulate this.
This lecture discusses different retail pricing strategies to entice a customer to purchase.
This lecture discusses gross profit and measuring it through mark-ups and gross margin percentage formulas. You will understand how to calculate mark-up numbers and gross margin percentages.
This lecture discusses sales budget planning
This lecture discusses an open to buy (OTB) and a brief overview of how it is calulated.
This lecture discusses planning and managing stock
Fashion Buyer, Fashion lecturer and Business owner, Diane Curtis has a wealth of knowledge in buying departments for both small and large International fashion brands.
Diane's passion for becoming a fashion buyer began in the womb. Her parents were manufacturing and supplying fashion footwear across Australia and New Zealand, and as a child her father would seek Diane's feedback on the range, where she happily gave her feedback on different styles and trends.
At age 10, Diane's innate passion for fashion was evident, with bookshelves full of fashion magazines, every month she would be sure to purchase a fashion magazine and spend hours scanning the pages to take in the latest fashion trends.
As Diane reached her adult years, she still had a deep desire to work in buying roles and expand her knowledge, and travelled to London to work in buying departments for large fashion brands.
Senior roles in buying continued with International fashion brands: Armani Exchange, CK Calvin Klein, and French Connection.
Diane is now a fashion lecturer as well as a business owner.
Diane's approach is to educate people about the foundations of buying and the key skills required, knowledge and duties that are conducted on a buying floor. Diane's passion is in helping people to become confident in knowing what to expect in a buying department and arming them with the knowledge to succeed in the industry.