32 hours of live online sessions tutored by the Italian buyer of Prada, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Etro & Trussardi.

  • 10


  • 8 sessions - 32hrs


  • 24.5.2020

    starting date

  • 16.6.2020

    ending date

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Sunday & Tuesday

  • 8000 / $2,180


  • This online 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 int'l brand buyers & managers.  

    Student’s group are kept to a minimum to insure close interaction with the mentor to elaborate their professional objectives in view of further guidance in 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 insure 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
    .Trend forecasting institutions/ fashion fairs
    .Merchandise planning
    .Stock management
    .Data analysis
    .Instict vs numbers
    .Buying plan
    .Developing the initial buying plan
    .Brands / merchandize assortment 
    .Buying sessions
    .Buyers working in luxury
    .Buyers working for department stores
    .Buyers working in 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. ​


    Level: Post graduate
    Junior fashion retail executives
    Fashion marketing & Business graduates


    ESMOD Dubai Post-Graduate Masterclass Certificate

    TERMS OF PAYMENT vat included
    Full payment at registration 
    Cash-Credit card-Check to Fashion Knowledge FZ LLC
    No refund of registration fee in case of non-attendance to the course. No refund of tuition fee (full or partial) in case of drop out. No catch-up sessions for sessions not attended.

  • Ghada Alhupaishi

    Sauvage franchise US brand owner

    I joined the Fashion Buying Workshop at Esmod Dubai because I currently own a franchise for the US brand “Sauvage” in the GCC. My shop sources 30% of the stock from other brands.The knowledge that I gained from this course helped me to be a more efficient and an effective buyer to meet the needs of my customers.
  • Romy Chelala

    I was amazed to learn something new even from the first class. I have learned about the different types of shops and how different their buying strategies will be.