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Whats The Best Way To Become A Fashion Buyer?

Should I Study Fashion Business At Uni For 4years Then Go For A Buyer Job? Or Leave School At 18 And Start As A Shop Assistant?

Asked By: Megan B - 3/7/2007
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Most retailers today require a Buyer to have a 4 year degree. I would encourage you to get a 4-year degree, whether in Fashion Merchandising and/or in Business. Being a Buyer today is not just about picking out pretty clothes or cool furniture. You are required to run a business and understand the financial... More
Answered By: shoediva3d - 3/7/2007
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Its always best to go for the education first, but if you can't afford the price of attending university for 4 years, retailers tend to promote from within. I worked for a large retailer in the states- and many of the buyers i knew started out selling merchandise or stocking shoes... More
Answered By: jwtindale - 3/7/2007
 
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