Abbie Steadman

Mobile: 07853031392




Buying, merchandising and fashion expertise including research procedures, sales analysis, trend forecasting, seasonal planning and range development with a clear functional understanding of global reporting and projection systems Insight, SAP & GFE+. Practical experience and navigation on WGSN and Edited. Strong organisation skills with clear time management, punctuality and display of key leadership qualities. Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines efficiently and cohesively.


Fashion Buying/Merchandising Experience:

Ralph Lauren:


o   Assistant Buyer – Womenswear                                                                    October 2017 – Current


– Trend research and forecasting for future seasons to build a desirable and profitable range

– Liaising & developing relationships with licensee managers and suppliers

– Presenting defined assortments to senior management

– Market research amongst competitors

– KPI performance analysis

– Weekly trade notes and summaries


o   Allocator – Womenswear                                                                              March 2017 – October 2017


– Replenishment & stock allocations

– Sizing and product distribution planning

– Critical path management




o   Allocator – Womenswear & Menswear                                                         November 2016 – March 2017


– Analysis of store, product and category performance

– Management of stock movements across regions and stores


Marks and Spencer:


o   Buyer’s Admin Assistant – Internship                                                           February 2015 – March 2015


DCK Arcadia Group:


o   Buyer’s Admin Assistant (Intern)                                                                  July 2014

Additional Employment:

o   Allsaints: Key Holder/Floor Manager                                                        May 2016 – November 2016

o   Allsaints: Stylist and Category Specialist                                                      June 2014 – May 2016

o   Virgo Boutique: Sales Assistant and Visual Merchandiser                          November 2010 – June 2014



London College of Fashion:


o   BA Hons Fashion Buying and Merchandising                                              September 2013 – June 2016


– Construction and management of critical spreadsheets based upon sales figures and historical data

– Development of fundamental Excel and Photoshop skills

– Extensive use of various research databases including WGSN, Mintel and Verdict

– Progression of strategic visual merchandising knowledge and techniques


o   St Martin’s Sixth Form:


A Level’s – Photography B, Textiles C and General Studies D                        September 2011 – June 2013


o   Keen interest in social media including Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

o   Travelling and experiencing new places around the world to gain greater knowledge of different cultures