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This intensive course provides an introduction to buying operations within a fashion retail business and includes key elements from the Introduction to Buying & Range Planning courses. It outlines the day to day roles of the buyer and merchandiser in different fashion retail organisations and provides an insight into how closely buying and merchandising work together to ensure business success. The module is delivered over two days.

The course will include:

  • Customer profiling
  • Creating range plans
  • Mood boards
  • Identifying trends
  • Trend forecasting
  • Practical buying exercises
  • Career advice

This intensive course provides an introduction to buying operations within a fashion retail business and includes key elements from the Introduction to Buying & Range Planning courses. It outlines the day to day roles of the buyer and merchandiser in different fashion retail organisations and provides an insight into how closely buying and merchandising work together to ensure...

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In preparation for the course, arrange to visit and compare some of the different retail areas in London including; Bond Street, Oxford Street and Westfield (White City or Stratford).

Please bring:

  • Pen and notebook
  • Calculator
  • USB

In preparation for the course, arrange to visit and compare some of the different retail areas in London including; Bond Street, Oxford Street and Westfield (White City or Stratford).

Please bring:

  • Pen and notebook
  • Calculator
  • USB