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Understanding High Fashion: Retailing and Buying

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...As many academics have argued, fashion has played a considerable role in industrial and post-industrial economic development (Crewe and Forester 1993; Fine and Leopold 1993). Fine and Leopold’s early sociological work in this area argues...

The Cultural Economy of Fashion Buying

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Fashion buying knowledge, as detailed in the previous two chapters, is put to active use most obviously on the fashion ‘buy’. In this chapter, I want to focus in on the micro-encounters of the fashion buy in order to examine at close...

Tacit Aesthetic Knowledge: The Fashion Sense and Sensibility of Fashion Buyers

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...What is fashion knowledge and how can we understand how it circulates? According to Weller (2007: 42),‘Fashion knowledge is commonly understood as an aesthetic knowledge, and as an unstable and constantly changing form of knowledge...

Introduction to Case Study

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...In the following four chapters in Part II of this book, I examine the organization of fashion buying at Selfridges. This chapter builds upon the theoretical discussions in Part I to examine, in detail, how a market in high fashion clothing...

Conclusion

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...This book represents an attempt to understand the workings of particular markets that have hitherto been neglected by economic sociology and business literature. For want of a better term, I call them aesthetic markets and I have detailed...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Stock Levels: Capacity, Stability, and Profit = Average Stock

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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...All retail business planning begins with projected retail sales. Buyers cannot begin to plan inventory until retail sales are established. This concept may seem elementary, yet buyers can fall into alternative methods that negate careful...

Assortment Planning and How Much to Buy

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

Book chapter

...Each step of the buying process introduces another level of planning and decision making. The plan began with a total season plan and was then broken down into a classification plan. The classification plan works in conjunction with further...