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it's the owners of the stores together with buyers who choose what items they need, the manufacturing company has nothing to do with what the clients will order, their work ends with presenting the collection and hoping it will sell well to the buyers

(is that replying your question JJ?)

about the shows, just what meg said, 2000 people is small number in a mega show like ysl or Dior ..imagine those people travel from all over the globe, so many boutiques and journalists are even left outside.. Paris is sizzzzling during the shows
no wonder some people prefer the showrooms to the shows, too much trouble for a 15 minute 'event'
Oh ok that answers the question. ok i have a new one and it regards assistant buyers. Ok lets say i have a marketing degree is that good? What would u recommened for fashion buying or just a buyer in general? any ideas? But in the life of an assistant buyer is it good? how is the pay? Treatment? Do they attend the shows? I know that many big corportations are located in chicago such as Sears and K-mart, but i was wondering if it is hard to get a job? I mean will it be easy to become a buyer or assistant buyer right out of college with a marketing degree? Is there another degree that would be appropriate without going to a fashion school for buying? Thanks a lot for helping me

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hmm, i'm not the person to reply to issues like those asked above, much more since i dont have a clue about the american market.. a marketing degree will be fine but drive and being willing and efficient is even more important

in europe, an assistant may be taken to the shows if he/she's like the new 'rising star' of the company, but see, walmart/sears dont even get invited to the shows, its not their 'area' they are busy sourcing

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hmm, i'm not the person to reply to issues like those asked above, much more since i dont have a clue about the american market.. a marketing degree will be fine but drive and being willing and efficient is even more important

in europe, an assistant may be taken to the shows if he/she's like the new 'rising star' of the company, but see, walmart/sears dont even get invited to the shows, its not their 'area' they are busy sourcing
What would be an indication of a "rising star" what abilities/skills would one need?

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Any ideas anyone?

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they dont work for designers, they work for stores and boutiques
thanks Lena!

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Anyone know of any good universities in Canada with buying courses?

I know that Schulich at York has one, but it's tough to get into. You need a minimum 90% average, have lot's of extracurricular activities, and they only accept 340 students out of the 3000 that apply!!

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Hmmmmm i wonder if there are schools devoted to buying here...

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hmm, i'm not the person to reply to issues like those asked above, much more since i dont have a clue about the american market.. a marketing degree will be fine but drive and being willing and efficient is even more important

in europe, an assistant may be taken to the shows if he/she's like the new 'rising star' of the company, but see, walmart/sears dont even get invited to the shows, its not their 'area' they are busy sourcing
Lena what do u mean by this? What would be an indication of a "rising star" what abilities/skills would one need??

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hmm lets say someone with:

*good manners (always comes first)
*well 'read' and informed on trends
*able to detect rising trends serving his/her specific department
*willing to pleasantly slave long hours
*relaxed and able to understand his/her boss when in a tense situation.

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hmm lets say someone with:

*good manners (always comes first)
*well 'read' and informed on trends
*able to detect rising trends serving his/her specific department
*willing to pleasantly slave long hours
*relaxed and able to understand his/her boss when in a tense situation.
Oh ok..hmmmm i need to be able to detect rising trends. How can i do that? Just watch the shows or what? And how can I increase my knowledge on trends already out?

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well, practice, well rounded information and sticking around tFS may seriously do the trick JJ

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Traveling abroad also depends on company’s budget. I know that Macy’s West cut “traveling budget” because of high euro rate one the other hand I know Saks’ manager who travels to Europe every 6 months. btw It only sounds glamourous nut in real life is hard.

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everyone is been cutting down traveling expenses and not only, it is a hard job..
welcome to tFS sashaSF

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hmmmmm. im not worried about it being glamourous i know that it is going to be a hard job, i just want to be in the fashion world and in business so y not be a buyer? I could just travel to go to see the shows and stuff that would be fun but other than that yea i will stick to TFS Lena haha I learn A LOT here

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hmm lets say someone with:

*good manners (always comes first)
*well 'read' and informed on trends
*able to detect rising trends serving his/her specific department
*willing to pleasantly slave long hours
*relaxed and able to understand his/her boss when in a tense situation.

Definitely -- I would say points 4 and 5 are the most crucial.

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