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Fashion Buying ; Merchandising: Buying Techniques

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Course summary
2 days
325 GBP

Course description

Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Buying Techniques:

This course is a follow-on from 'Introduction to fashion buying and merchandising'. If you have a good understanding of buying or merchandising, or may be you are already working in a buying office position then this course is for you. Through the use of up-to-date case studies, lectures and workshops you will explore the more complex aspects of the buying and merchandising functions.

The course will include:

  • The role of the European buyer in the world market
  • Emerging markets and how to cope with them
  • Supplier/retailer relationships
  • Supplier evaluation and comparison
  • International competitive advantage
  • Range planning
  • Stock control
  • Distribution channels
  • Wholesale and mail-order
  • Sales/stock records
  • The impact of new technology
  • Controlling margins
  • Budget allocations
  • Price points and mark-downs
  • Stock turn and profitability

This course is the second in the series of our 'Fashion buying and merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto our advanced level 'Fashion buying and merchandising 3' course for a more in-depth understanding of the subject area.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Learners should have completed the beginners level course or have equivalent experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance

About provider

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

We believe in using the subject of fashion, together with its industrial importance, to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation. Our College is a total fashion ecology where we examine the past in order to build a sustainable...

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London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

20 John Prince's Street
W1G 0BJ London

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