Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Brittany Muraca is a business planner for handbags and small leather goods at Michael Kors, working on location planning and inventory management for the wholesale accounts with Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. She pays attention to cultural and geographical differences in taste, as well as seasonal trends, to ensure that each store carries what customers want, and she makes sure her segment is profitable. One advantage of working in accessories, according to Muraca: she doesn’t have to worry about the complexities of sizing.