Careers Entertainment Fashion

Fashion Buyer

Career description:

A fashion buyer is someone who plans and selects garments and clothing ranges to sell in clothing stores and online. Before making their decisions, a buyer must consider factors such as customer demand, price points and market trends. As well as selecting new ranges, a fashion buyer must also review current stock at regular intervals, and decide whether to replenish.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Analysing consumer buying patterns
  • Predicting future trends
  • Managing stock level plans
  • Meeting suppliers for contract negotiation
  • Attending trade fairs
  • Helping out with promotional activities

Similar occupations:

Buyer, Grocery Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Purchaser, Purchasing Coordinator, Retail Buyer, Trader, Fashion Designer, Stylist