Principles of buying: retail own brand

Tuesday 14 February 2017
10am - 4pm
Room 1.6

The workshop will cover:

  • Importance of Customer
  • Buying & merchandising roles/responsibilities
  • Buying calendar
  • Critical path
  • Competitor shop
  • Buying strategy / Range planning
  • Product development
  • The quality process
  • Purchasing budgets
  • Stock management
  • Margin, Pricing and Negotiations

This workshop will be run by:

Mark Hopkins, Head of Buying at Arcadia Group

Mark has a successful track record in buying and product development within the retail and wholesale fashion industry. His extensive knowledge in strategic planning and range building, together with his ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external parties, has given rise to solid commercial results.

What do you need to bring?

  • Notebook
  • Pen


These workshops are open to all British School of Fashion students but given that they are led by industry specialists, places are limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis so book your place soon.

To apply for your place on the workshops, please fill in your availability using the below button.