London College of Fashion Fashion Buying and Merchandising London College of Fashion

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 
  • Branding 
  • Buying & merchandising roles/responsibilities 
  • Buying calendar 
  • Critical path 
  • Competitor shop 
  • Buying strategy 
  • Range planning   
  • Product development 
  • The quality process 
  • Purchasing budgets 
  • Stock management 
  • Margin 
  • Pricing 
  • Trend Forecasting

The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of basic maths.

Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Certificate:

All students who fully participate in all session of the course will receive a 'Certificate of Short Course Attendance' from London College of Fashion.

 

 

London College of Fashion's rich heritage, and responsiveness to changes in design practice, has positioned it as a leading global provider of fashion education, research and consultancy.
The College's work is centred on the development of ideas. Its staff and students use fashion alongside historical and cultural practice to challenge social, political and ethical agendas. A forward-thinking business and management portfolio, and relationship with the global fashion and lifestyle industries, reinforces the College's mission to "Fashion the Future".

LCF holds short courses in Dubai every January and February.

Students will receive tuition from the high calibre industry professionals who teach on our London courses, to help you pursue your interests in fashion. Courses take place each February, May and October. 

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