Topics: Retail Space

How I Landed My Dream Job

Catherine Tooke – Director of Planning at Coach – tells AQUAretail how she managed her career to achieve the executive position she’s in today… When did you first find out about merchandising as a career? I found out about merchandising as a career after I did an internship in investment banking. Although I loved the

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A sense of nostalgia sees retailing go full circle

Fashion famously goes round in cycles – no sooner have we bid a (not so) fond farewell to the mini dress, the maxi dress is in. And nobody would have ever thought they’d welcome a midi length with open arms – least of all in combination with flats or brogues. I’ve recently been observing how

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The world of Merchandising Recruitment has never been busier

In July 2015, Drapers interviewed our MAF on the current state of the merchandising recruitment world – here’s what she said… Merchandising is an essential function within the retail head office family. Effective stock management, forecasting and trading are pivotal to the survival of a retailer in tough times, but equally key to helping sustain

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London – the holy grail of retailers everywhere

The recent news that Inditex are bringing their Stradivarius concept to London has been greeted with rapturous applause this month. On top of that, rumours abound that US teen fashion brand Aeropostale and South Korean 8Seconds are both on the hunt for locations has piled on even more excitement. J Crew’s recent forage into The

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Moving Abroad – what value does it add to your CV?

Picture this… you’re an Assistant Merchandiser ready for the next level, whether it be a junior merchandiser title in an equivalent business or a merchandiser title in a smaller structure. A brand based in Germany have approached you to work with them, you’ve got no ties to the UK but are debating whether a move

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