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Course Description

You will learn and understand the essentials of fashion buying in the fashion industry that involves selecting, purchasing, and managing merchandise for retail stores, e-commerce platforms, or other fashion businesses including pop up shops and live stream shopping. This course provides an introduction to the field, covering topics such as product selection, trend analysis, vendor negotiation, and retail math.

Course Length - Online 9 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • Roles and responsibilities of a buyer and important qualities needed for this profession
  • How buyers make decisions on fashion & consumer trends
  • The planning process: forecasting and buying plans
  • How to calculate initial to cumulative markup (from wholesale and direct to consumer pricing) 
  • An understanding of open to buy and how to plan assortments.
  • An understanding sell-through analysis
  • How retail buyers perform budget analysis, negotiate pricing and markdown money. 
  • Buyer and vendor relationships and why this is important
  • Relationships between buyers and multiline showrooms
  • Develop basic understanding of retail math.
  • Learn about gross margin and how it affects profitability

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Fashion Buying
Type
Online
Dates
Aug 26, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $975.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $975.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 26, 2024
Instructors
Section Title
Fashion Buying
Type
Online
Dates
Aug 26, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $975.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $975.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 26, 2024
Instructors
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