Day: March 2, 2015

A day in the life… #fashionbuyer

I have received a number of emails asking me about what I do [retail buying] and what it’s all about and I thought I could share that with all of you that may be thinking these questions and haven’t yet asked lol… here are a handful of frequently asked questions, with my best responses regarding a day in my life as a buyer. Q: What did you study in order to be a Retail Buyer/ What minimum qualification is required? After high school, I studied the business of fashion at Lisof, but there other qualifications that would help in this field, namely fashion design, merchandising, textiles, etc. there are numerous options and the minimum qualification required is a diploma.  Q: How did you start your career/ Where does one have to start  in the workplace to get to this level, in terms of role? After finishing at Lisof, I applied for and made it into the graduate program at Edcon and from there, worked my way up after completing the graduate program and being a trainee …