Cathy is our womenswear Buying Manager and mother of three little lovelies. A busy bee, Cathy flits from meeting to desk oozing casual glamour and we’re all a little bit jealous. Here’s a peek at her working week.
Monday - Spent the morning reviewing sales from the week before – best and worst. What we want to repeat, any new styles we want to introduce if an area is doing particularly well and an action plan for worst sellers.
Tuesday – Working with buyers and designers to decide which shapes, silhouettes and fabrics we want for the AW13 range.
Wednesday - Out to the shops to look at the new season styles – which designers look great.
Thursday – Reviewing our range structure for Autumn Winter 2013 with my Director and teams took up a chunk of the day – what do we want to carry forward, what update, what are the new trends we want to incorporate into the range. Exciting stuff!
Friday - A full morning of e-mails followed by more range structure planning – this time looking at which products we want in each season and determining pricing. Then home, phew!
Photography by Emily Wicker.