A Week In The Life Of A Fashion Merchandiser – Part 5

My first ever mini series, A Week In The Life Of A Fashion Merchandiser, gives you a glimpse at what I do every day from 9-to-5!

In the last part of this series, you’ll see how everything comes together from ATS to the model detail meeting.

The Job Of a Fashion Merchandiser - A Week In The Life Of A Fashion Merchandiser - Part 5 by New York fashion blogger Pink Champagne Problems

FRIDAY The day is finally here: Our first model detail meeting with the new format. I think our entire Merchandising team had some nerves going into this meeting. We obviously wanted everything to run smoothly, but knew it was the first time implementing a new process with a lot of different teams.

LUCKILY…everything went as smooth as it could! The meeting took all day, but it was really efficient. I felt like our Design and Sourcing teams really understood the new process and were totally on board with the changes. We started out with wovens, which is such a long category — there are A LOT of styles and we had to be smart when it came to aligning (whether it was on a style, color, certain model or quality). As a fashion merchandiser team, we have to make sure that we thoroughly review our notes from ATS meetings simultaneously, making sure we’re not missing ANYTHING that needs to be discussed with Design. Overall, this new set up really helped us fashion Merchandisers post-meeting. Instead of sitting at our desks after the meeting for hours to recap the meeting (sometimes this took a day and a half), we were able to have all of the information in one place and each team was responsible for adding their own notes.

It was nice to have all teams in one room for the entire day. Of course, a lot of work had to get done, but our team loves having fun. So we definitely had a lot of laughs, cookies for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and a coffee break towards the end of the day. Honestly, the people I work with really make my fashion merchandiser job so easy and fun. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like work!

After this meeting, I went back to my desk to look over the document and make sure I added what I was responsible for (correct marketing and trims, color adds/style adds, etc.). Since it was Friday, I was NOT going to worry about anything once it hit about 5:30 — ooooops, sorry not sorry. We already had all of the other charts completed since we did everything on Thursday, so that was a huge help. Basically, we left work on Monday putting wovens behind us (before sending it out to overseas a week later) and needed to mentally prepare for the two other product categories on Monday and Tuesday.

Check out Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.

And that concludes my first ever mini series of what it’s like at my fashion merchandiser 9-to-5 job! I hope you enjoyed getting a little peek at what I do on a daily basis. I really loved sharing more about what I do as a fashion merchandiser because I personally LOVE hearing what people do for their careers. I’d love to hear about what you do — so please let me know in the comment section below. And as always, if you have ANY questions about being a fashion merchandiser, don’t hesitate to ask!

photo by allie provost

do it for the ‘gram

  • Vacation style made easy thanks to the @anntaylor_nyc Rockefeller Center store👏🏻 I immediately was able to pick out looks from the new collection and was so excited to wear them in Nantucket😍 These linen pants helped me beat the summer heat and still looked put together for a dinner on the water🙌🏻 #partnership #myannstyle #thisisann
  • Two of the most beautiful things in the world: Iced coffee and hydrangeas🤣😉 (But you totally agree, no?)
Q: WHAT’S YOUR GO TO COFFEE ORDER?! Let me know and I’ll pick one of your next coffee order’s to be on me😉🙌🏻☕️
  • Very into these Nantucket summer nights😍
My entire look is linked in the @liketoknow.it app💫 My tube top comes in 13846271 colors and it’s .....wait for it.... $8!!!😳😱 http://liketk.it/2DmNN #liketkit #ltkunder50 #ltksalealert
  • Wheels up✈️ So ready for a long weekend in Nantucket🙌🏻 What’s your travel style? Typically I’m into the cozy looks, but since this is such a short flight, I decided to put on real pants🤣😌
Shop my airport style by using the @liketoknow.it app💫 http://liketk.it/2DgP5 #liketkit #LTKtravel #LTKshoecrush #thechampagnetravels #LTKunder100 #LTKstyletip #nantucket #ACK
  • Flowy skirts paired with casual sweatshirts and sneaks? I’m v into this suddenly😍🙌🏻
Shop this look using the @liketoknow.it app or by clicking the link in my bio💫 These sneakers are THE most comfortable ones I own because of the squishy insole🙌🏻 http://liketk.it/2DehZ #liketkit #ltkshoecrush
  • Some days I want to be super feminine, and other days I want to be cool AF like @aninebing 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s the beauty of fashion, right? You can wear what you want, when you want, and how you want👏🏻🙌🏻 // 📸 by @laurelcreative
  • #SWEEPSTAKES ALERT #ad I'm happy to be partnering with @degree for their #MadeToMove campaign to help inspire YOU to get out and move - whether it's a class, a walk outside, or running after your kids🤸🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️ Personally, spinning is the way I'm #MadeToMove. I know that as soon as I step out of a spin class, I'm moved both emotionally and physically😍 There's not much more I can ask for after a solid 45 minute class. Thankfully, I have my @Degree Dry Spray Antiperspirant to keep me feeling stainless, white-mark free, and fresh before, during, AND after class...because, post-class-brunch is necessary!😇😉
To enter the sweepstakes, all you have to do is post a picture or video on Instagram showing off HOW YOU MOVE, and if you feature a Degree product or logo in your post, you’ll earn an extra entry!!! The first 25 people to enter will win two free Degree Dry Sprays and 100 people will have the chance to win a $50 @walgreens gift card! Make sure to tag @Degree, @Walgreens, and use the hashtags #Sweepstakes and #MadeToMove in your caption to be eligible. NO PURCH NEC. 50 US/DC 18+. Ends 7/31!  Rules: http://unileversweepsrules.com/madetomove/
  • Anddddd the countdown to my long weekend getaway is ON! Heading to a place that is KNOWN for the flowers behind me😉 Any guesses?!😈🌺⛵️
Find out what I’m packing for my upcoming trip by using the @liketoknow.it app @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2DabZ 🙌🏻

Follow Me!