Fashion Buying

From Trend Forecasting to Shop Floor
Author: Dimitri Koumbis,David Shaw
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.

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.

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.

Principles of Retailing


Author: Mohammed Rafiq
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137354518
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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Principles of Retailing is a comprehensive, academic text on Retail Management, which takes a UK and European perspective. It is ideal for both undergraduates and postgraduates studying retailing as part of a Retailing, Marketing or Business degree.

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.

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.

Retail Buying

From Basics to Fashion
Author: Richard Clodfelter
Publisher: Fairchild Books
ISBN: 9781563672255
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
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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.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht
Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan
Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3709402522
Category: Law
Page: 240
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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

Hacking

Die Kunst des Exploits
Author: Jon Erickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783898645362
Category: Computer networks
Page: 505
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Fashion

The Industry and Its Careers
Author: Michele M. Granger
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1609012259
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 468
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Explores all fashion careers, the education and training required for each position, and how it relates to the industry as a whole.

Fashion buying


Author: Elaine Stone
Publisher: Gregg/Community College Div
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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The Why of the Buy

Consumer Behavior and Fashion Marketing
Author: Patricia Mink Rath,Stefani Bay,Penny Gill,Richard Petrizzi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1609018982
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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This book focuses on the causes and effects of consumer purchasing and forming strategies for targeting and catering to the needs of that consumer population.