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Mannequins

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...There are several historical strands that led to the development of the modern female fashion-display mannequin. From the fifteenth century, the miniature fashion doll (known as a “milliners’ mannequin”) was sent by dressmakers to wealthy...

Paul Smith

Designer biography

...Paul Smith was born in Nottingham, England in 1946. Growing up, he wanted to become a cyclist, but an accident in his teens saw that dream crushed. His father had made him get a job at a clothing warehouse and after his accident he threw...

Introduction

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...This section includes case studies that focus on the decisions that professionals in the global fashion industry make in the areas of merchandising management and retailing. Merchandising includes the “the management processes related...

Step 8: Examine the Income Statement

Karen M. Videtic

Karen M. Videtic is a Professor in the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, where she has taught has taught retail buying, fashion merchandising, retail entrepreneurship, management, and fashion promotions since 1984. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cynthia W. Steele

Cynthia W. Steele is Creative Director for C & F Enterprises/Gallerie II, USA, where she is responsible for trend and design direction for the company. Formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fashion at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, she has taught courses in apparel industry, retail buying, merchandising, trends and fashion promotion. Her professional background includes product development in textiles, seasonal trim, gift, decorative accessories and home decor, over ten years in sales management in the gift and decorative accessories industry and over 15 years in retail buying and management for department and specialty stores. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perry’s Department Store : A Buying Simulation

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...How an income statement relates to a buyer’s performanceHow an income statement is used as a decision-making toolTo calculate profit or loss using given informationMost individuals (employees and students in particular) view the concept...

Mappin Stores: Adding an English Touch to the São Paulo Fashion Scene

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...The opening of an English department store in São Paulo was the consequence of urban modernization. From the nineteenth century until the first decade of the twentieth century, the major capitals of Latin America were Rio de Janeiro...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of centralized and decentralized retail buying processes. Determine the costs and savings from hiring a centralized...

Big Girls’ Blouses: Learning to Live with Polyester

Through the Wardrobe : Women’s Relationships with Their Clothes

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...Introduction Where do I start? As a researcher who writes mostly on gender and technology, particularly information technology, I have lived with ideas on women and feminism for a long time. In the course of that research I have often taken...

Choosing a Business and Product Line

Rosalie J. Regni

Rosalie J. Regni is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jimmie G. Anderson

Jimmie G. Anderson is retired and currently volunteers his time to the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Entrepreneurship in Action : A Retail Store Simulation

Fairchild Books, 2009

Book chapter

...“Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory”This step in the simulation will guide you through:Selecting the product line and categories for your storeIdentifying the niche that will separate your store from...

The External Environment and E-commerce

Michele M. Granger

Michele M. Granger is a full professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Intern

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...To analyze the impact of the external environment on the internship organizationTo explore how the competitive, economic, social/ demographic, political/legal, natural, and technological...

Financial Documents For Evaluation And Tax

Rosalie J. Regni

Rosalie J. Regni is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jimmie G. Anderson

Jimmie G. Anderson is retired and currently volunteers his time to the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Entrepreneurship in Action : A Retail Store Simulation

Fairchild Books, 2009

Book chapter

...“I’m an optimist, but an optimist who takes his raincoat.”This step was written by Arthur E. Collins, Jr., Director for Government Contracting, United States Small Business Administration, retired.This step in the simulation will guide you...