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September 3, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Part 2: The Retail Experience

When I graduated university I was working for Nordstrom, at the flagship store in Downtown Seattle, where all of the buyers and corporate offices were located. As part of my 5 year plan, I told myself that despite having a bachelorís degree in Entrepreneurship, I would stay working in the retail industry serving others, so that I could do two things: 1. Comprehend the minds of consumers and why they purchase & 2. Network with […]

June 27, 2011

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Nordstrom Shoe Buyer Interview

Do you ever wonder why the hell a certain shoe brand is gracing the presence of the shelves of a large department store such as Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. Or even asked yourself why some brand that you wish was, actually isn’t and probably won’t be? Well, I have, as I used to work for a large department store and constantly asked myself, ‘why are we selling this, and why aren’t we selling these other great […]