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    Heyy anyone know any good entry routes to fashion buying/merchandising?
    I've been told lots of different things by different people, wondered if TSR has anything else to add?
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    There are a ton of amazing degrees in Fashion Buying/Merchandising and almost everything else, though building upon retail experience is always helpful.
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    Yeah... Phillip Green set up the fashion retail academy, but is that actually taken seriously?
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    Haven't met anyone who's been there, so no clue unfortunately.

    There are some amazing Arts unis to check out if you haven't already..UCA and AUCB are two which are worth checking out due to some of the fantastic careers graduates end up with. London College of Fashion has the largest variety of business-oriented Fashion degrees, but my experience with them has been awful!
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    It's the sort of thing I eventually want to go into; I looked at business and fashion courses but the only one I could find which was at a decent university and actually worth spending 3 years of my life studying for (as oppose to just learning on the job) was at Manchester. I thought about LCF but I've heard terrible things about their courses. In the end I just decided to do a general business degree at a more highly regarded university and specialise later on.
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    Ahhh thanks I'll read a bit more into it!
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    (Original post by Charlottttte.X)
    Ahhh thanks I'll read a bit more into it!
    Have you looked at Northampton as well? I don't know much about it but one of my best friends is doing a fashion and marketing type course there and she absolutely loves it, it sounds like she gets to do some really interesting things and she's had loads of opportunities to work backstage at fashion shows and things like that.
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    I want to go into fashion merchandising too and i've applied for fashion management at nottingham trent, fashion merchandising at westminster, fashion buying at manchester met., fashion and textile retailing at manchester and fashion management at london school of fashion. These all have the potential of jobs in fashion buying or merch afterwards.
    Also I did my work experience at Monsoon head office in the buying department and one of the women in the department had been trained at the fashion academy so it obviously has some clout in the industry, she said that you can get really good work experience within the arcadia group whilst studying there.

    hope this helps. x
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    i went to Manchester Met and did BSc Fashion Buying!
    I loved it!
    I graduted in may and working as a buying assistant!
    It's always good as mentioned before to have retail work exp and some admin experience.
    as when u initially start the role is very admin based.
    theres a lot of companies offering free work and internships because they need the help and its free plus u get the experience.

    good luck
 
 
 
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