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Friday, September 2, 2011

Fashion Terms C s'

Caret: A measure of weight of precious stones equal to 200 milligrams or 1/142 of an ounce.

Category or classification buying: A practice whereby a chain store buyer located in a central buying office is usually assigned to purchase only a specific category or classification of merchandise instead of buying all categories carried in a single department.
 Category Killer: Superstores or category specialists who dominates a market that they drive out or kill smaller specialty stores.
 Chain Organizations: A group of 12 or more centrally owned stores. Each handles somewhat similar goods that are merchandised and controlled from a central headquarters office.

Chargebacks: Financial penalties imposed on manufacturers by retailers.
Classic: A style or design that satisfies a basic need and remains in general fashion acceptance for an extended period of time.
collection: A term used in the United States and Europe for an expensive line.
Commissionaire: An independent retailer's service organization usually located in the major city of a foreign market area. It is roughly the foreign market area. It is roughly the foreign equivalent of an American resident buying office.
Computer-Aided Design: A computer program that allows designers to manipulate their designs easily.
Computer-Aided Manufacturing: Stand alone computerized manufacturing equipment, including computerized sewing, pattern making, and cutting machines.
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing: Many computers within a manufacturing company are linked from the design through the production stages.
Consignment Selling: A manufacturer places merchandise in a retail store for resale but permits any unsold portion to be returned to the wholesale source by a specific date.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fashion Terms B s'

Bootleg goods: These are quality products that are made by the same manufacturer that produces the genuine branded products. However these are sold to the black market.

Boutique: A shop that is associated with few of a kind merchandise, generally of very new and extreme styles, with an imaginative presentation of goods.

Bridge: A price zone that bridges the gap between designer prices and better prices.
  Bridge jewelry: Merchandise that ranges from costume to fine jewelry in price, materials, and the newness of styling.

Bundling: Assembling the cut pieces of collars, fronts, sleeves, backs, and each pattern into bundles according to their sizes. This is usually done by hand.

Buyer's directory: A list of the manufacturer's showrooms in a particular market. It is furnished to retailer buyers to assist them in working the market.

Buying, merchandising, and product development office:
One that is jointly owned and operate by a group of independently owned stores.
Syndicate/Corporate: One that is maintained by a parent of stores and which performs market work exclusively for those stores.
Private: One that is owned and operated by a single, out of town store organization, and which performs market work exclusively for that store organization.
Salaried, Fee, or Paid: One that is independently owned and operated and which charges the store it represent for the work it does.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FASHION Terms A s'

 Activewear: For sports such as running, jogging, and tennis, it is the section of the sportwear that includes casual attire.

Adaptions: It's design that have all of the dominant features of the styles that inspired them but don't cliam to be exact copies.

Advertising: It's the paid use of time or space in any of the following media: newspaper, magazines, directmail pieces, radio, TV, internet, shopping news, bulletins, catalogs, business cards, and theater programs.

 Anchor: A design from a previous season that's reworked in a different color of fabric.

Apparel jobber: A firm that handles the planning, purchasing, and designing of materials. They also handle in the selling, cutting, and shipping of apparel, but not the actual garment sewing.

Auxiliary level: Composed of all the support services that work with primary producers, secondary manufacturers, and retailers to keep the consumers aware of the fashion merchandise that's produced for ultimate consumption.