How to get a job as a fashion buyer

Following your dreams and getting a job as a fashion buyer will be one of the best things you ever do. As a fashion buyer myself, I’ve had the time of my life working in an exciting career in fashion, travelling the world and being creative!

I’ve worked in the industry for over fifteen years, at the biggest brands on the high street and I often help and mentor others to get them into the industry. Fashion buying is fun, challenging and it can also be glamorous but it’s a competitive field that can be tough to get into.

Buyers attend catwalk shows, fashion events and spend time shopping as part of their role. It’s a varied career that I’ve really enjoyed and got so much from. You will meet lifelong friends, have experiences you probably wouldn’t have otherwise and learn so much about the fashion industry.

It’s a particularly good choice for those people that want to combine their interests in fashion with business. As a buyer you’ll be at the centre of a fashion brand and surrounded by samples all day.

Being a fashion buyer is a fabulous career but it’s also hard to get your foot in the door, in light of this I’ve written a guide to help those that want to get into the industry. The experience, skills and qualities I’ve developed and the knowledge I’ve gained have helped to form this guide.

It’s based on my experience in the industry, as both the interviewer and the candidate. As well as walking you through the process, step by step, I also give you countless tips and insider information. I will tell you about the questions that will come up, what I’m looking for as an interviewer and how to stand out from others.

If you’re thinking of getting into this role or have already tried without success then my guide will help you avoid the pitfalls that I’ve seen time and time again.