The Business of Fashion
Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.
Agenda-setting intelligence, analysis and advice for the global fashion community.
BoF Careers has collated the most exciting job opportunities in buying and merchandising currently featured on our platform.
Spanning functional expertise and seniority you can browse live opportunities from Bottega Veneta, MyTheresa, Tory Burch, Saint Laurent and 30+ of fashion’s most prestigious employers below.
The nature of buying and merchandising roles took on significant reimagining during the pandemic, considering shows and buying appointments came to a halt, as well as any in-person collaboration or warehouse visits, with buying and merchandising professionals developing greater dependence and proficency with virtual technologies and digital showrooms. However, marrying these hard skills with soft skills is increasingly essential post-pandemic.
“While numerical, analytical qualities have always been important to buying, the need for flexibility is becoming increasingly important. You can set your strategy, but it has to be able to pivot. It’s important to always look to new opportunities, but also looking to engage and involve the wider team within that. Being calm under pressure is also crucial,” Ida Petersson, buying director for Browns Fashion, told BoF last year.
Connecting you to 3,100+ live job opportunities and over 300 of the fashion industry’s leading employers, BoF Careers Week 2021 is designed to transform your career trajectory. Take your next step today at businessoffashion.com/careers.
Founded in 1856, Burberry is a quintessentially British brand, with outerwear at its core. Based in London, under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci, Burberry combines its heritage of innovation and craftsmanship in its design of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories and beauty. The company has approximately 10,000 employees globally.
Braveheart is a sustainable fashion brand that launched in 2020, with ambitions to build awareness and customer acquisition across UK and Europe.
Founded in 2003, Hush is a fashion and lifestyle brand with products across womenswear, loungewear and accessories. Hush has an international team of more than 100 employees.
Established in 2017, Koibird is a concept store born out of the desire to capture the exoticism of travel in a retail experience, with a mix of high-end ready-to-wear and accessories from emerging designers from around the globe.
Mytheresa store, a leading bricks-and-mortar fashion destination in Munich, launched Mytheresa online in 2006. The retailer offers a curated edit of over 200 coveted international designers delivered to more than 133 countries.
The ethical fashion pioneer launched her namesake luxury fashion house in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, McCartmey has never used leather, feathers, skin or fur in any of her designs. An LVMH-backed label since 2019, the brand’s core collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance and kids.
Strathberry is an Edinburgh-based luxury label offering leather goods made from the high quality materials and handcrafted in Spain. After Meghan Markle wore a product of Strathberry’s in 2017, sales rose 400 percent.
Launched in 1997 by Andrew Rosen, The Fast Retailing Group aquired Theory in 2004, leading to the brand’s global expansion to operate over 200 stores worldwide. The brand is also stocked at Selfridges and Net-a-Porter.
Launched in 2008, Tomorrow is a multi-service business accelerator, helps fashion brands develop and achieve sustainable growth through consultancy, sales and distribution, investment, product development, and operations. Partners include A-Cold Wall*, Ambush, Pyer Moss, Marni and more.
Initially inspired by workwear and military clothing, the label YMC was founded in 1995 by Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins. Today, the label has three standalone London stores in Shoreditch, Soho and Bloomsbury with another outlet in Seoul.
Founded in 1966, rooted in artisanal Italian craft, Bottega Veneta built a renowned reputation on its refined aesthetic, signature leather weave and crosshatch design. Helmed by CEO Bartolomeo Rongone since 2019, the brand offers menswear, womenswear, accessories and homeware, designed by creative director Daniel Lee.
Hugo Boss is one of the leading companies in the upper premium segment of the global apparel market and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. Known for its smart men’s suits, the company is aiming to grow its e-commerce business to account for 25 to 30 percent of sales by 2025.
Offering an edit of more than 200 global designers, delivering to over 133 countries, the retailer Mytheresa has grown from its bricks-and-mortar location in Munich into a global shopping destination via Mytheresa.com.
PVH is one of the world’s largest fashion companies, owning brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Over its 140-year history, the company has come to employ over 30,000 associates and connects with consumers in over 40 countries.
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter. In 1999, Kering acquired the label — today, under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello. Saint Laurent collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.
Initially founded in the 80s, the Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda was re-launched in Spring/Summer 2002 with three new owners. Offering men’s and women’s collections, children’s apparel, perfumes and denim collections, Scotch & Soda operates over 100 stores worldwide and has more than 7,000 other points of sale.
Totême is a fashion and lifestyle brand established in 2014 by Elin Kling and Karl Lindman in Stockholm, the brand stands for Scandinavian style; simplicity with an edge for the modern woman, with collections covering ready-to-wear, denim and accessories.
Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, offering a broad assortment from over 4,500 international brands across 23 countries. Founded in Berlin in 2008, the e-tailer offers clothing, footwear, accessories, and beauty from international brands ranging from world famous names to local labels.
Athleta — a certified B Corporation — is a premium fitness & lifestyle brand, creating performance apparel for women and girls. The label is owned by Gap Inc and was founded in 1998.
Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand offering clothing, eyewear, fragrances, jewellery, shoes and handbags. Founded in San Francisco, Banana Republic is a division of specialty retailer, Gap Inc. and has more than 750 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide and online.
Founded in 1983, Chico’s FAS operates three brands — Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma. Selling women’s apparel, accessories and related products, the brands have over 1,300 boutiques and outlets in the United States, as well as digital presence for each brand.
Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop. Today, Coach is a leading premium handbags and accessories brand owned by parent company Tapestry and is under the direction of British-born designer Stuart Vevers.
Dôen is a Los Angeles-based womenswear line sold through its own e-commerce site and retailers including Net-a-Porter. Founded by sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland in 2015 in Santa Barbara, the label creates womenswear, kidswear, loungewear, accessories and footwear.
Dolls Kill is a fashion brand with head offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 2011 within rave and EDM subcultures, offering platform shoes, fishnet unitards and other festival-style pieces, today the brand has over 5 million social media followers and raised a total capital of over $60 million.
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes through every stage of life with apparel and accessories for adult men and women, in addition to GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody, and GapFit collections.
Launched in 1969, Gap Inc. is the parent company and retailer to Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta. The business operates in more than 90 countries.
A leading company in the upper premium segment, Hugo Boss employs more than 13,000 people across the globe. The company is looking to grow its e-commerce business to account for 25 to 30 percent of sales by 2025.
Since its launch in 1993, originally as an accessories brand, Kate Spade New York today also offers clothing, shoes, jewellery and more. The brand is owned by Tapestry with head offices in New York.
Kirna Zabête is a luxury women’s retailer with four stores across the United States, as well as an e-commerce shop, featuring the likes of Balenciaga, Dior, Celine and Gucci. The retailer was founded in 1999 by Beth Buccini.
Direct-to-consumer brand Lunya Company was founded by Ashley Merrill in 2012. The brand’s offering includes sleepwear and loungewear.
Founded in 2009, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles has men’s and womenswear collections and is available in 25 countries. The brand employs more than 200 Canadians — including 90 skilled technicians — in the design, quality maintenance and production. The brand announced this year it will go fur-free by 2022.
In 1994, Old Navy opened its first store in the US. Today, the Gap Inc-owned company operates over 1,100 stores worldwide.
Based in New York and launched in 2017, Ten Thousand is a premium men’s activewear brand designed in collaboration with atheles from marathoners to members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. The brand is sold online and operates a One In / One Out programme, allowing consumers to recycle old clothing for a discount.
Founded in 2011, The RealReal is an online luxury consignment site — now expanded into physical retail. With $288 million in funding raised, the company has a team of in-house experts who inspect every item sold.
Founded in 2004 in New York City, Tory Burch is an American luxury brand with collections including ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewellery, home and beauty. Tory Sport, launched in September 2015, is performance activewear designed for workouts and weekends.
An international fashion and lifestyle brand, created out of Sydney by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann in 1991. Stockists include Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Net-A-Porter. The brand’s headquarters remain in Sydney, Australia, and they now operate offices and showrooms in New York and Paris.
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Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, global retail sales of Calvin Klein brand products exceeded $9 billion in 2019 and were distributed in over 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 11,500 associates globally and was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.
One of the world’s largest fashion companies, owning Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger among other brands, PVH has over 30,000 associates and connects with consumers in more than 40 countries.
Kering-owned Yves Saint Laurent is under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, offering women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear.
American luxury brand Tory Burch offers collections in ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewellery, home and beauty, as well as Tory Sport — a performance activewear designed for workouts and weekends.