Fashion Buying

Author: Helen Goworek

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405149922

Category: Design

Page: 200

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Fashion buying, a key component in fashion retailing, is second only to design as a career option for fashion graduates. The buyer has a central role in influencing what consumers choose to wear and in determining whether a fashion retailing company succeeds or fails. Buying is a multi-faceted job, which typically involves fashion forecasting, range-planning, garment sourcing and budgeting. This comprehensive textbook describes the buying cycle, buying for stores and mail order and how to start a career in fashion buying. A glossary of buying terminology, as well as input from fashion buyers currently working for major companies, give a clear insight into this exciting and challenging role. The new edition has been revised throughout, includes more emphasis on buying for the internet, and all the interviews have been updated or replaced.
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Fashion Buying

From Trend Forecasting to Shop Floor

Author: David Shaw,Dimitri Koumbis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474252931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Containing fully updated and beautifully illustrated need-to-know info, this revised second edition of the bestselling textbook on fashion buying contains everything today's fashion management student needs to give them a clear head-start in this lucrative but highly competitive industry. Fashion Buying uniquely looks at what fashion buying entails in terms of the activities, processes and people involved - from the perspective of the fashion buyer. The book breaks down the five key areas of buying activity for those wishing to pursue a career in the industry, crucially exploring the role of the fashion buyer, sources of buying inspiration, sourcing and communication, merchandise planning and trends in fashion buying. Featuring completely revised content on retail typology (including need-to-know info on demographics, price points and markets), and selecting and buying garments (line sheets, purchase orders and lookbooks), Fashion Buying now includes valuable new sections on customer profiling, merchandise pricing (mark-ups, markdowns and how pricing is calculated for profit), and trends. Also included in this practical handbook are insightful interviews with both established and emergent fashion creatives. Business case studies put the contents of each chapter into professional context and provide insider perspective; while industry-focused exercises and activities enable readers to practise applying their new skills and so gain a competitive advantage in both their studies and buying careers. Written by industry experts, Fashion Buying is an invaluable go-to resource and leading textbook for fashion design, marketing, buying and merchandising students.
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Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management

Author: Joshi, Sudhanshu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466697210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Business practices are constantly evolving in order to meet growing customer demands. By implementing fresh procedures through the use of new technologies, organizations are able to remain competitive and meet the expectations of their customers. Designing and Implementing Global Supply Chain Management examines how various organizations have re-engineered their business processes in an effort to accommodate new innovations and remain relevant in a highly competitive global marketplace. Highlighting the creation of integrated supply chains and the emergence of virtual business communities, this publication is an appropriate reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in trending approaches to external business functions used to efficiently respond to growing customer demands.
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Fashion Marketing

Author: Mike Easey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444309560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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‘Clothing that is not purchased or worn is not fashion’ (to paraphrase Armani) Knowledge of marketing is essential to help ensure success and reduce the risk of failure in fashion. For the designer starting up in business, this book offers a guide to the major decisions that will enable you to fulfil your creative potential and be a financial success: What are the major trends we should be monitoring?; How should we set our prices?; What is the most effective way to get our message across about the new product range?; Which colour-wash will be the most popular with buyers? Marketing is now a firmly established element of most fashion and clothing courses. Fashion Marketing is written to meet students’ requirements and has many features making it essential reading for anyone involved in the fashion and clothing business: · deals with contemporary issues in fashion marketing · up-to-date examples of global good practice · exclusively about fashion marketing · a unique contribution on range planning with a practical blend of sound design sense and commercial realism · a balance of theory and practice, with examples to illustrate key concepts · clear worked numerical examples to ensure that the ideas are easily understood and retained · over 50 diagrams · a glossary of the main fashion marketing terms and a guide to further reading · a systematic approach to fashion marketing, not hyperbole or speculation. The new edition has been updated throughout with new material on different promotional media, visual marketing and international marketing research; and new coverage of internal marketing, supply chain management, international marketing communications as well as the role of the internet. See www.blackwellpublishing.com/easey for supporting pack for tutors, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter plus ideas and exercises for seminars.
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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear

Author: Winifred Aldrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309293

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear, first published in 1975, provides a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting. This fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations? Colour illustrations also offer a new dimension to the updated material on computer-aided design and the CAD chapter now provides students with a clear guide to the technology. The size charts have been revised to reflect the changes in body sizing, the co-ordination with European size charts and to the way that clothes are now marketed to different sectors. The great expansion of casual wear has led to the growth of 'flat cutting' with no darting, and the section devoted to this type of cutting has been further expanded. This best-selling textbook with its tried-and-tested presentation of authoritative text and clear diagrams remains the essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
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Textiles and Fashion

Materials, Design and Technology

Author: Rose Sinclair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857095617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

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This major textbook is designed for students studying textiles and fashion at higher and undergraduate level, as well as those needing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of textile materials and processes. The first part of the book reviews the main types of natural and synthetic fibres and their properties. Part two provides a systematic review of the key processes involved first in converting fibres into yarns and then transforming yarns into fabrics. Part three discusses the range of range of finishing techniques for fabrics. The final part of the book looks specifically at the transformation of fabric into apparel, from design and manufacture to marketing. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, this major book provides the definitive one-volume guide to textile manufacture. Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of textile fibres to yarn and fabric manufacture, fabric finishing, apparel production and fashion Focused on the needs of college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses Each chapter ends with a summary to emphasise key points, a comprehensive self-review section, and project ideas are also provided
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Retail Buying

From Basics to Fashion

Author: Richard Clodfelter

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781563672255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 1933

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In this straightforward approach to preparing students for merchandising careers in retailing, students are presented with step-by-step instructions on buying tasks such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan and developing sales forecasts. This text is supplemented by the manual Making Buying Decisions: Using the Computer as a Tool, 2nd Edition, also by Richard Clodfelter.
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