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Jay Diamond

Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ellen Diamond

Ellen Diamond is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, including The World of Fashion, 5th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and Retail Advertising and Promotion (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World of Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...To me, the way forward is a totally couture sequined cape with a pair of jeans or an incredible gown with a denim jacket, mixing luxury with nonluxury. After you have completed this chapter, you will be able to discuss:How details...

Introduction to Excel 2007

Rosetta S. LaFleur

Rosetta LaFleur is an associate professor at the University of Delaware. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchandise Planning Workbook

Fairchild Books, 2010

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...After reading this chapter you should be able to:Open the Excel application.Explain how Excel 2007 differs from previous versions.Define user interface.Use correct terminology to identify parts of the Excel 2007 window.Compare tools...

Buying Versus Planning

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Becoming a retail store buyer might well be one of the most misunderstood careers in the retail industry. With promises of worldwide travel and multimillion-dollar spending power, buyers have the ideal dream job—or do they? Today...

Classification Identification and Planning

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...With the six-month planning complete, a top-down process allows buyers to plan for smaller classifications of business and gives them greater control over business decisions. Understanding individual classifications of business within...

Color

Chelsea Rousso

Chelsea Rousso teaches fashion merchandising and design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, focusing on fashion forecasting, design and textiles. She was a creative force in the New York fashion industry for over 20 years specializing in designing dresses and ladies sportswear. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Kaplan Ostroff

Nancy Kaplan Ostroff is Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson of the Fashion Business Management program at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), USA. She holds A.A.S. and B.S. degrees in Fashion Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a M.A. degree in Business Education from New York University, and a SUNY Certificate in Instructional Design. Kaplan Ostroff is recipient of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching. A former childrenswear executive, she is the creator and instructor of FIT’s Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers and The Business of Licensing courses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Forward : A Guide to Fashion Forecasting

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Understand the color forecasting process. Define color terminology. Review color theory, color psychology, and color cycles. Learn to develop the color portion...

The Interview and the Cover Letter

Janace Bubonia-Clarke

Janace Bubonia-Clarke is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising & Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phyllis Borcherding

Phyllis Borcherding, ITAA, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. A member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, she has taught courses in apparel product development, fashion buying and merchandising, and textiles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Developing and Branding the Fashion Merchandising Portfolio

Fairchild Publications, 2007

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...You can create the most amazing merchandising portfolio, but if you don't know how to use it when you apply and interview for positions, you may as well not have one. This chapter provides guidance in how to effectively market yourself...

Excel Formulas

Rosetta S. LaFleur

Rosetta LaFleur is an associate professor at the University of Delaware. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchandise Planning Workbook

Fairchild Books, 2010

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...After reading this chapter, you should be able to:Use AutoSum to total values in a range.Use Excel functions to develop simple formulas.Explain the difference between relative and absolute reference.Develop a simple formula.Develop...

Finishing

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...After garments are sewn, loose threads are trimmed, and garments are inspected and defects repaired, garments are then pressed, folded or hung, tagged, and packaged for shipment. These procedures are all part of the process known...

Human Resource Management

Lynda Rose Poloian

Lynda Rose Poloian taught retailing, marketing, and fashion courses at Southern New Hampshire University, USA, and was Director of the Fashion Merchandising Program for more than 25 years. She is a past president of ACRA, the collegiate affiliate of the National Retail Federation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retailing Principles : Global, Multichannel, and Managerial Viewpoints

Fairchild Publications (US), 2003

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...After completing this chapter you should be able to:Discuss current challenges facing human resource management, including the impact of downsizing, displacement, and outplacement.Describe the primary responsibilities of the human resource...

Stock-to-Sales Ratio Method of Inventory

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...To achieve optimal profit results, buyers must link average inventory levels, turnover, and sales to actual inventory stock levels for a specified period. Buyers use specific methods to determine how much inventory to hold in stock...