The Fashion Buyers Lounge

Selling to retail stockists can be the best way to build a brand and scale up a business, however with so much competition, getting noticed by buyers and having the opportunity to even show them your collection, can be a challenge.

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DATE
8th December 2016

TIME
6.30pm – 8.30pm

VENUE
Worklife Camden
13 Hawley Crescent
NW1 8NP

COST
FREE Business Club Members
£20 Non-members

• All booking is online on a first come first serve basis – book early to avoid disappointment
• Tickets must be booked in advance or you will be refused entry
• Business Club members receive a 20% discount but must reserve their place through the Eventbrite system using the promo code provided
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• You don’t require a Paypal account to pay (you can use a credit or debit card), but if you do have a Paypal account, this can be used.
• Please print out your ticket and bring with you to the event.
• Participants are advised to arrive promptly otherwise the organisers may not allow them to join the session late as is disruptive to other delegates.
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Join us for insider tips, and some pre-Christmas cheer at this inspiring and informal Buyers Lounge talk, our last networking event for 2016.

We’ll be joined by Christine Kitching, Senior Account Manager for Bergdorf Goodman at global buying office Lambert & Associates. Christine will be giving us the benefit of her extensive experience both from a buyer and a sales perspective. Prior to her current role, she was a senior account manager for multi brand showrooms including Rainbowwave . Also on the panel is Sasha Ramdoo who has extensive Fashion Buying experience as Senior Fashion Buyer for large retailers such as Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, buying a wide variety of product areas including swimwear, lingerie, womenswear, jewellery and accessories. 

Chaired by Fashion Angel founder Alison Lewy, we will be discussing:-

How to get noticed and approach buyers
What information should be sent to a buyer
Trade shows vs showrooms
Pre collections/mainline – do you need both?
How current disruptive industry changes may affect the buying cycles

As usual there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to network with the speakers, Business Club members, and the Fashion Angel team.

This talk is a must for fashion, jewellery, textile, homeware and accessory brands looking to develop the wholesale side of their business.

BOOK NOW – places strictly limited and must be booked in advance.

Panelists:

Christine Kitching is a Senior Account Manager for Lambert + Associates who have buying offices in New York, Milan, Florence, Paris & London, representing several large international retailers within the UK, Europe and USA. She is directly responsible for sourcing product for Bergdorf Goodman, across the luxury womenswear, menswear and home departments. Previous experence includes Senior Account Manager for global sales at multi brand showrooms Rainbowwave and Collective Style showrooms.

Sasha Ramdoo has extensive Fashion Buying experience having been a Senior Fashion Buyer for large retailers such as Debenhams and Marks & Spencers, over a wide variety of product areas including swimwear, lingerie, womenswear, jewellery and accessories. She is currently a Senior Buying Consultant within the fashion retail industry, advising both small and large brands & retailers on their product development and range building..

Our venue once again is the fabulous Camden Work.life, a co-working space for freelancers and entrepreneurs in the heart of Camden.
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Refreshments and mince pies will be served

The session was fantastic – I got so much out of it and feel a lot more certain about the route I need to take in getting my product manufactured. Thank you so much.
Lissa, Perkies Bras
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the workshop and I’m now using the information you’ve provided to push me in the right direction to get the ball rolling.
Tenneka Richards
Very useful workshop, engaging presenter and great workshop. I feel more confident to approach buyers now. Thank you!
Alyse Webster
There is literally nothing that could have been improved upon.
Roshni Mahtani, Alighieri Jewellery