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Careers in Styling

Shannon Burns-Tran and Jenny B. Davis

Source: Style Wise. A Practical Guide to Becoming a Fashion Stylist, 2nd Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Fashion stylistdiversifyingIn this chapter you will learn:

Menswear Retail and Trends

Aki Choklat

Source: Menswear Trends, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Retailtrend services by Retail – referring to the broader concept of the commercial activity of selling and buying – is one of the largest sectors to use trend services. Trend data and information can be used in numerous ways and in various sectors of menswear retail. For example, it can be used in the design of the actual product, if the retailer has its own brand, or it can be used in buying as an investment guide for the next season. Merchandisers work closely with buyers and with designers in

Application of Trend Data

Aki Choklat

Source: Menswear Trends, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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TrendinformationTextile View (magazine) Trends and trend research are useful in several different areas of the men's fashion business. Within larger menswear corporations there are often specific menswear brands that utilize trend information in various different ways, from packaging to selection of materials. Similarly, retailers use numerous sectors, such as general trend direction, colour and material information, to influence their decision process from visual merchandising to buying.

Buying for Different Types of Stores

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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buying,different types of products,buying,at different retail formats,Almost all the duties that are described in the last chapter are performed by a buyer at any type of retail store—no matter what products are sold. As you start to plan your career in retail buying, one of your first decisions should be to determine the types of merchandise that would interest you the most. Are you more interested insoft lines,soft lines orhard lines,hard lines? Soft lines are typically the apparel and accessor

Forecasting

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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forecast,scope of,Buyers typically develop forecasts to answer questions such as these:

Preparing Buying Plans

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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merchandising management,Integrally related to planning is the necessity to control merchandising decisions. You must check your plans periodically to ensure they are being followed and are achieving the desired results. Your success as a buyer will be measured by how well you plan and control the amount of money spent formerchandise plan,merchandise to yield the desired sales and profit.

Controlling Inventories

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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shrinkage,perpetual control system,inventory control systems,After deciding on the merchandise assortment that is to be carried, inventory control systems must be established. These controls involve the maintenance of stock levels in relation to changing consumer demand. The type of inventory control system used by a retailer will vary by type and size of the business and the kind and amount of information required. Inventory control for a department, such as hardware with thousands of different

Pricing the Merchandise

Richard Clodfelter

Source: Retail Buying. From Basics to Fashion, 6th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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retail prices adjustments to,determining markup percentage,markup,cost of goods sold,Retail price includes (1) the cost of merchandise, plus (2) an additional amount known as markup. Markup must be large enough to cover the operating expenses of the retail organization while providing a profit.

Why Do We Display?

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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It is an exciting time to be part of the visual merchandising and display industry! More thought, energy, and imagination goes into designing retail spaces than ever before. The consumer no longer comes to the store to shop but rather is on a quest for new experiences, sparking the growth of what is termed “experience design.” Shoppers empowered by technology and smartphones have changed the retail landscape. They are making up the rules, and retailers are listening—providing customers with the p

Color and Texture

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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colorphysical and psychological reactions tocolor psychologyColor psychology is very important in visual merchandising. Many theories have been espoused concerning the effects of color on people and their moods while shopping. Color can immediately create a mood. Most of us have colors that tend to cheer us up when we are feeling down and colors that calm us. Each of us also has colors that can make us physically feel hotter or cooler. The problem for the visual merchandiser is that each person m

Line and Composition

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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balancedefinedLine is a direction. It is a major part display amusingtypes ofof composition, and second only to color in creating a response to the merchandise in a display. Lines can be lineverticalvertical, linehorizontalhorizontal, linecurvedcurved, or diagonal. The way in which these lines are utilized and combined determines the effectiveness of the merchandise presentation. Each line suggests something else and, like letters combined to form words, lines are arranged to make selling “pictur

Light and Lighting

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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natural day lightLED (Light-Emitting Diode)HID (high-intensity discharge)colorusing to promote colorbouncing of lightfixturesimportance oflight/lightingbouncing ofincandescent lightfluorescent lightartificial lightinglight/lightingretailLighting is an important aspect in every area of a retail operation. It begins outside where the customer arrives in the parking lot and stretches into the aisles and perimeters of the retail selling space. It illuminates the window displays, display cases, shelve

The Design Process

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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one-off design brief, alternative approach todocumentation included in design briefdesign briefdocumentation included inbalancedefinedbriefdesign concepts ofdirective forThe design design concepts ofprocess forprocess typically begins with a document known as a design processdesign directivedesign directive, which is also called a brief or deckdeck. The directive provides a comprehensive review of the proposed initiative. It can originate internally within the company or externally with a contrac

The Exterior of the Store

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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signas signaturebalancedefinedfoodexteriorsignsThe store’s sign, on the outside of the building, makes the first impression on the shopper. It sets the look and image of the store. How the sign is designed—the materials used, the style of the typography and imagery, and the color—conveys information about the store’s brand. The exterior signage should be legible from a distance and illuminated properly for nighttime visibility. Its size and scale, in proportion to the store’s façade, the size of

Display Window Construction

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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reflectionclosed-back windows bank of windowsreflectionbalancedefinedclosed-back windows bank of windowsdisplay windowclosed-back windowsclosed-back windowsA closed-back window is the typical display window, with a full back wall, sides, and a large plate glass window facing the pedestrian or street traffic. It is also known as an enclosed windowenclosed window.

Store Interiors

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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focal pointsIn planning traffic patterns and store layout, architects, store planners, and visual merchandisers will often speak oflight/lightingfor island displaysiPadeditorial style merchandising story onbalancedefinededitorial style merchandising story on island displayslocating feature areas, hotspots, or focal points. The focal point is a generic term that refers to any place in the retail setting where emphasis has been placed to attract the shopper. Focal points are strategically positione

Types of Displays and Display Settings

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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display amusingtypes ofThe primary purposes of displays are to present and to promote. A display is at its best when it simply shows a color, an item, a collection, or just an idea. Types of displays include the following:

Techniques Commonly Used in Visual Merchandising

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Color is the biggest motivator for shoppers. It is what we see first, what attracts us to an object. Consumers buy because of color, before size, fit, or price, and they make this decision in less than ninety seconds. Color tells a story, sways our emotion, and causes us to react. Color has meaning and can be used to suggest environments, historic time periods, and styles. Color combined with texture evokes more insight related to the overall theme. For example the color green combined with a lea

Seasonal Displays and Familiar Symbols

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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seasonal and familiar displays back to schoolcollegecollegeback to schoolIt happens every fall, starting with alphabet blocks and advancing to busts of CaesarCaesar and ShakespeareShakespeare. Symbols of back to school can attract the consumer and inspire memories from the past. Consider using a simple facade of a quaint little red schoolhouse, stacks of colorfully covered books, or a grid of backpacks on a wall surface. A current favorite is black or green chalkboard paint. A chalkboard-painted

Mannequins and Alternatives

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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There are some exciting new trends taking place in the mannequin industry. Manufacturers are consulting with visual merchandisers about their needs, and their response has influenced the design and customization of mannequins. Some companies are offering mannequins with arms that detach magnetically instead of using the traditional interlocking hardware.

Dressing the Three-Dimensional Form

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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wigsdressing mannequinswigsdressing mannequinsassembling mannequins andmannequindressingdressing mannequinsTo dress a mannequin, it must first be taken apart and then carefully reassembled as the various items or merchandise are put on the figure. After dressing a mannequin for some time, the visual merchandiser will develop his or her own technique for handling the mannequin and assembling mannequinsassembling the parts. For the beginner, the following steps will serve as a convenient way to sta

Fixtures

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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standsfixturesstandsThe stand is a very widely used, basic fixture. It comes with an assortment of tops that may be slipped interchangeably into an adjustable rod set on a weighted base. The base sits securely on the floor (or on a platformplatform, elevation, counter, or ledge), and the rod may be adjusted to the desired height for presenting the merchandise.

Visual Merchandising and Dressing Fixtures

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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balancedefinedvisual merchandisingvisual presentationVisual merchandising takes place where the shopper and the product come together in a real, hands-on situation: It is the presentation visual merchandisingobjectives ofof the stock on the selling floor. Visual merchandising is not quite a science, nor is it solely an art. Although it is possible to draw up plans, draft diagrams, make schedules, and turn the merchandising techniques into a series of graphs and charts, visual merchandising is mor

Modular Fixtures and Systems in Store Planning

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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balancedefinedmodulesas building blocksH&Mbuilding blocks, modules asgraphicson modulesmoduleson floorsfloorgraphics onmodular fixturesfixturesconstruction ofAs you travel across the country and visit malls and shopping centers in the different cities, you discover that many store brands are designed with consistency. A ZaraZara is always a Zara, an H&M is always an H&M, and StarbucksStarbucks in a different city somehow looks just like the one back home. When a chain-store operation calls upon a

Furniture as Merchandisers and Props

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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furniture armoireschairschairsA chair can be the essence of a whole room, an entire period or style or time, or a culture. A simple, single, easily obtainable director’s chair of colored canvas and wood can imply the glamour and excitement of Hollywood, of stars and famous names, and all of that in the confines of the display area. It doesn’t take a whole sleek steamship to suggest “The Cruise”—a slatted chairsdeckdeck chairdeck chair, a bit of railing with a lifesaver attached (or in vinyl on th

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