Ask a Geek: Advice for Becoming a Buyer


Sometimes readers ask me questions. If they are of value to all my readers I post them online. If you have a question, please feel free to submit it using the contact form. I’ll definitely do my best to answer it.

I want – I got reader Tiffany wrote:

Hi Anita,
I have decided after many years of putting it off to pursue my dream of going back to school for Fashion Business. I was accepted to George Brown College for their fashion management program. I want to eventually become a buyer.
Do you know or have any advice about trying to get my foot in the door with any positions that have to do with becoming a buyer? I’m figuring I should start off at the bottom, pay my dues and work my way up…
Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!

I thought the perfect place for Tiffany to start her research about being a buyer with Carolyn’s interview with a Holt Renfrew buyer on the Toronto Fashion Incubator site. In this interview Jason Morikawa, womenswear buyer at Holts discusses his job and the life of a buyer.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.