Posts Tagged Fashion Merchandising Management

MAI VU
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’07; Fabric Styling ’04; Fashion Merchandising Management ’01

MAI VU co-founded Bishop Collective, an online boutique that features only designers who manufacture in the U.S. Last fall, Vu ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce “the perfect American-made T-shirt.” “We were having a difficult time sourcing basics, because our designers want to design more interesting things,” she explains. “Kickstarter was a good way…

RACHEL PRINSTEIN SCHOSTAK
Fashion Merchandising Management ’10

RACHEL PRINSTEIN founded Styleshack, an e-retail site that sells fashions from many boutiques around the country. Each shopper takes a style quiz and is placed into one of nine categories, such as Boho, Eco Chic, or Romantic, and then receives emails with category-specific recommendations. Schostak hopes the site will give consumers the variety and convenience…

AMANDA MUNZ
Fashion Merchandising Management ’12

AMANDA MUNZ launched The Fashion Foundation, a nonprofit that provides school supplies to schoolchildren in New York City by collecting and selling designer samples, as well as new and gently used donations from the public. Munz got the idea during an internship with a high-profile designer, where she witnessed brand-new shoe samples being tossed into…

SELLING POINTS:
FIT sets the curve with a new conference about omni-retailing, a strategy that blends the in-store and online experience

“The way customers define service has changed,” Pete Nordstrom, executive vice president and president of merchandising of Nordstrom, said at FIT’s First Annual Symposium on Omni Retailing on April 3. “They used to want a high-touch experience. Now they value speed and convenience. We let them buy what they want when they want it.” Omni-retailing—providing…

THRILL RIDE:
Getting to know fashion editor Jillian Mercado, Fashion Merchandising Management ’10, Diesel’s most talked-about model

Fame has been good to Jillian Mercado, executive editorial director of WeTheUrban, an online fashion, art, and music magazine. She caused a media sensation in January when she appeared in Diesel’s Reboot ad campaign, created by artistic director Nicola Formichetti, mastermind of Lady Gaga’s insanest getups. Hue spoke with Mercado about her chair, her career,…