This course is an introduction to buying fashion or softgoods as a career. Students will be acquainted with the principles and practices of buying designer and brand lines as well as the process of developing private label merchandise. Course content will include the role of the buyer, planning a fashion calendar, the buying cycle, predicting trends, building an assortment, fabric and garment sourcing, demographics, pricing and retail mathematic principals to profitability, developing private label merchandise, and merchandising to sell through and analysis of a season.
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