Fashion Buying Masterclass |

Fashion Buying Masterclass

ESMOD Dubai Campus, Dubai Academic City
ESMOD Dubai - Fashion Buying

This Masterclass is for individuals exploring careers in Fashion Buying, for those working in the Retail Sector or keen to understand Buying for their own business.

The Fashion Buying Masterclass enables individuals to identify, select and pursue their career opportunities in the retail industry.

This practical course aims to give participants a solid understanding of the daily world of a fashion buyer, the key elements of buying and how buying and merchandising work together to ensure business success.

The course factors in a combination of industry exposure, practical activities, lectures, insight on how to execute and develop an eye for the right buying process. Store visits and meetings with international brand buyers & managers.

Student groups are kept to a minimum to ensure close interaction with the mentor to elaborate their professional objectives in view of further guidance in a possible internship in luxury brands and further study plans.

The Masterclass is taught in the evenings to allow working professionals & students to attend. ESMOD Dubai also supports its Alumni mentoring their fashion business sharing expertise and our network contacts to ensure the best visibility for their business in the fast-growing retail fashion industry.


  • Fashion buyer role definition
  • Qualifications / expectations
  • Buying roles
  • Working with other departments
  • Buying cycle
  • Understanding consumer habits
  • Understanding consumer markets
  • Buying seasons
  • Buying sources / fashion shows/ exhibitions / fashion fairs
  • Buying trend research
  • International markets
  • Social media
  • Costumers
  • Designers
  • Trend forecasting institutions/ fashion fairs
  • Merchandise planning
  • Definition
  • Stock management
  • Data analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Instict vs numbers
  • Buying plan
  • Developing the initial buying plan
  • Brands / merchandise assortment
  • Budgeting
  • Buying sessions
  • Buyers working in luxury
  • Buyers working for department stores
  • Buyers working in the fast fashion business
  • Post buying sessions
  • Buyers daily role
  • Buyers relationship with retail
  • Monitoring process


On successful completion of the course, individuals will be fully prepared for careers in Fashion Retail within the Buying Team or utilize what they learned for their own business.


Junior fashion retail executives, Fashion marketing & Business graduates


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From March 1, 2020 onwards

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Founded in 2006 by Mrs. Tamara Hostal & Mr. Denis Ravizza, French nationals, French Fashion Institute ESMOD, the Dubai Campus of ESMOD Paris International Fashion Institutes & Universities Group is the first and only Higher Education Institute fully dedicated to Fashion in the GCC accredited by the KHDA. Innovation, technique, and creativity are constant themes of ESMOD Dubai programs. Its unique learning environment is an ideal setting for a vibrant mix of creative personalities to flourish.

Dubai Academic City

ESMOD Dubai Campus, Dubai Academic City