Certified by KHDA ( Dubai )


JAN 5, 2020





6.00 to 9.00 pm


Tutored by Regional Buying Heads at Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Banana RepublicBoasting over 38 years combined work experience in Europe, Asia, America & GCC.

A practically taught industry integrated intensive course for those seeking to professionally work as a fashion buyer.



Certificate in Fashion Buying ( 1 Week )

The course is approved & certified by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ) Dubai.



This course is ideal for Individuals exploring careers in Fashion Buying. The introductory course is intended for those working in the Retail Sector, those considering a career in Fashion Buying or those keen to understand Buying for their own business.


This course will enable 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 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, individual and group presentations.  

Taught in small groups, the course allows close interaction with the mentors. Individuals also discuss their personal objectives on the course to get professional guidance on post study plans. 

The course is taught in the evenings to allow working professionals & students to attend.

The FAD team also offers on-going post study support, answering all business & fashion related queries. We provide professional advice regarding website development & business marketing, helping to create excellent visibility for your business or mentor you for growth in the fast growing retail fashion industry.


On successful completion of the course, individuals can explore careers in​ Fashion Retail within the Buying Team.

Further individuals with independent businesses can utilize what they learn for their enterprises. ​


Introduction to Fashion Buying

  • The basic understanding of buying

  • The role of the buyer

    • Responsibilities of the buyer within the retail organization and the key skills required.

    • Day-to-day tasks are described for all levels of buying within a variety of fashion retail businesses and sectors.

  • Role of the merchandiser

    • Key responsibilities of the merchandiser and allocator within the retail organization, key skills required, and objectives of the role

Seasonal Calendars

  • Selecting the assortment for a season, constants, variable and seasonal calculations.

Trend Analysis

  • Trend analysis is examined to establish how buyers know what to buy.

Range Planning

  • An exploration of the creative aspects of range planning required to create a balanced and commercial range. A practical task is set to bring range planning processes to life.


  • Examines strategic sourcing. PESTLE analysis, current issues affecting sourcing.

Margin & Mark-up

  • Calculating a selling price, margin principles, mark-ups, hidden costs and margin improvement.

Product Development

  • Includes discussion of the buying cycles, buying trips, competitor analysis, critical path management, buyers packs, quality control and lead times.

Promotions & Markdowns

  • Planning and forecasting markdowns, calculating a markdown and estimating the effectiveness of a markdown.

Buying Strategy

  • Tools for making effective buying decisions and driving sales.



Step 1 :  Make an Online Application 

Step 2 : Receive an offer letter confirming place on the
              course with details on fee payment

Step 3 : Pay course fees via bank transfer or at the campus

FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style partners with Fashion Forward Dubai as an industry partner. Students at FAD intern across all departments at FFWD as part of one of the various live industry projects on the course.

108-109, 1st Floor, Block 17, Above Middlesex University, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai 500695 

Telephone: +97144477959, +971507002956 


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