Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
Fashion Buying & Merchandising
Get into the business of fashion apparel retailing online & in store
Get into the business of fashion apparel retailing online and in-store. Examine forecasting and purchasing techniques and buying methods. Produce an optimal buying or merchandising plan. Get ready to take a key role whether in business for yourself or working for someone else.
As a buyer, you will learn effective techniques for interacting with manufacturers and sales reps. You will create a merchandise assortment plan complete with store layout and a supporting a six month financial plan and a marketing plan. You will learn to manage profitability and have a solid understanding of retail math.
As sellers/vendors, you will understand market pricing and what stores/buyers are looking for. By the end of class, you will know how to close an order, negotiate terms, promote the line and make money.