The Life of a Fashion Buyer

We caught up with one of our beaut Fashion Buyers, Hannah, here at I SAW IT FIRST, to talk all things trends, collections and industry related. Hannah gives us the low-down on her day-to-day role and gives a little advice for making it in the fashion industry. Check out Hannah's fave trends and office must-have's so you can steal her vibe.

What is your favourite thing about working with I Saw It First?

As we are a start up, you get involved in a lot more aspects of the company meaning no two days are ever the same which makes my job interesting. One day I can be signing off a seasons collection and the next I can be sourcing new fabrics and prints in China or working on exclusive celebrity ranges, a highlight so far has been working on our Demi Rose collection.

What do you enjoy the most out of your job?

I love product, seeing a range being built around a fabric you fell in love with in the middle of a busy China fabric market is the best.

Advice for getting into the fashion industry?

Work hard & gain any experience you can. My past experiences have definitely helped me get to where I am today.

Go-to office style must-haves?

Distressed denim, boyfriend t shirts & trainers. I do a lot of running around so this would be my perfect go to outfit.


What does a typical day in the life look like?

A typical day for me starts with coffee & replying to emails early in the morning, I like to try and catch my China suppliers before they leave for the day. Once that is done my days are filled with, supplier meetings, product development, design and trend meetings, reviewing the shoot gallery from the day and planning buying trips to Paris, London & China. No two days are ever the same which keeps me and my team on our toes.

What are your favourite trends at the moment?

Right now I am really loving skinny sunglasses which we have an offering of online. I am also obsessing over chunky trainers and summer co-ords in bright fun prints.


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