INSIDER: The Buyer, Jane Albiter from Shopbop.
This week’s Insider guest is a buyer from one of my favorite e-commerce sites, shopbop.com! Jane Albiter shares her typical day as a buyer, what makes a great buyer as well as brands she has her eyes on…
What makes a good Fashion buyer?
Being a good buyer includes taking risks, knowing your customer and what she wants. Our customer is so ahead of the trend she is always looking for the next best thing.
How is your day like?
No day is the ever the same. During fashion week I am running from one show to the other and fitting in market appointments. Other days are full of going through orders from market, creating our trends for the season, and planning out how the merchandise will roll out on the site.
3 brands I am loving right now…
-Rag &Bone spring – makes me want to wear colors & I love the way they incorporated knits into skirts, dresses and jackets
-Kelly Wearstler – her prints are so unique and very wearable
-Julie Haus – I love how she brings conservative styles into modern dressing. I love her peplum styles
Do you read Fashion Blogs?
Yes when I have time I am obsessed with them, it is such a great way to see what styles are trending globally
A style tip you swear by?
Always having a great jacket handy, they will make any outfit look pulled together!