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Certificate of Professional Fashion Buying Online Course

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La Mode’s course in Professional Fashion Buying will cover all aspects and competencies that are required to be a fashion buyer, and teach you the jargon / terminologies that are used in the industry. This course material will also highlight the career steps to take to land a buyers position.

This course is delivered Online- and you will receive a physical course manual shipped to you, as well as online tutorials, videos and downloadable templates.

At the end of the program you will receive a qualification titled  ‘Certificate of Professional Fashion Buying’.





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Fast Track Fashion Buying Course Materials

Fashion Buying Course Online: Certificate of Professional Fashion Buying-  La Mode College

Course Duration:            12 weeks- Up to 12 months ( 50 Hours Study)

Course Delivery:              Online (includes online tutorials plus physical course manual shipped to you)

Qualification:                   Certificate of Professional Fashion Buying  


A fashion buyer determines what trends are going to be in for the season, and is in charge of what styles a retail store or boutique will stock.

This is a fast track program designed to teach the key skills and competencies that are required to become a professional fashion buyer, and equip you with all the knowledge needed to land your dream job in the industry!

Fashion Buying is a highly sought after job, yet there is not much training available to those interested in this career path.

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Fashion Buying Course Online  Overview


Retail Buying:  What a Fashion Buyer Does

  • What a Fashion Buyer does
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Buyer
  • The Buying Office Structure
  • Retail Buying and Trend Forecasting
  • Travel

What You Must Know to Become a Fashion Buyer

  • Buying Principles and Terminology
  • Buyers Performance Indicators
  • Retail Formulas
  • Buying Terminology
  • Examples of Buyers Job Descriptions
  • The Retail Fashion Industry
  • Retail History
  • Key Retail Operations

Stand Out From The Crowd

  • Effective Communication and Sales Technique
  • Stock Control
  • Retail Differentiation
  • Retail Merchandising and Buying
  • Understanding Your Customer
  • Product Range in the Retail Market
  • What Makes Merchandising Effective
  • Sales Strategies for Merchandising Plans
  • Creating the Merchandising and Buying Plan
  • The Six Month Merchandise and Buying Plan

Downloadable Templates Provided:

  • Purchase Order Template
  • Ladies Buying Plan Template
  • Retail Formulas
  • Retail Principles and Terminology


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How to Start Your Own Online Store

Opening your own online boutique or retail store is a rewarding opportunity where you get to be creative everyday:  through selecting the clothing for your store, to creating window displays,  posting photos on social media and styling your customers!

Use your buying skills to select stock for your boutique that offers customers something different and inspiring!  Topics Includes:

  • How to open your own online boutique or physical retail store
  • Deciding what to sell in your boutique
  • Advantages and disadvantages of being your own boss
  • Steps to set up your business
  • Understanding the costs involved in setting up a fashion business
  • Different business structures
  • Registering a business name
  • Writing a business plan
  • Signing a lease agreement
  • Registering a domain name and setting up your ecommerce store
  • Obtaining start-up capital
  • Business and Government grants available


Fashion Buying Course Online – Study Materials

  • HOME STUDY PACK:  Professional Fashion Buying Course Manual
  • DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES: Fashion Buying Plans and Templates
  • QUALIFICATION posted to you.


This course is provided by distance learning- online.  During your course you will be guided by a team of expert tutors from leading fashion companies.  This team will ensure your success by providing ongoing industry relevant advice to secure your success in the industry.



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