Author Archives: BuyersEye
About BuyersEyeA fashion head of Buying with a passion for interior design and travel.
Posted on April 21, 2014 by BuyersEye
What I really needed was some time out to recharge my very lacklustre batteries, so a few days off in the run up to Easter was a very welcome antidote to the trials of the last few weeks! Why is it that … Continue reading →
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A difficult summer………..
Posted on November 7, 2013 by BuyersEye
It’s been a while since my last post (this sounds like I am about to confess my sins, which I am not!), and a great deal has happened over the last few months, not all of it easy to write … Continue reading →
Feeling hot, hot, hot………….
Posted on June 4, 2013 by BuyersEye
Arriving in Delhi in the early hours of Wednesday morning, we bunch of weary travellers were greeted by the stifling heat and a missing bag! Cue lots of arm waving and pigeon English as we tried to locate said bag – … Continue reading →
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Standing out from the crowd……….
Posted on April 21, 2013 by BuyersEye
As is always the case in a modern buying environment, it has been a very busy few weeks, and our ever changing business has presented numerous seemingly unsolvable problems. Every problem usually has a solution, but it does not always immediately present … Continue reading →
Wacky races, camels and kebabs……….
Posted on March 3, 2013 by BuyersEye
Leaving home on Sunday afternoon, I had a very odd feeling that this was going to be an eventful trip; if only I’d known just how eventful! It was destined to be a very busy few days! Having made it … Continue reading →
Full speed ahead………
Posted on February 15, 2013 by BuyersEye
Well, the Christmas and New Year Holiday feels a very long time ago and the first few weeks of the year have been non stop; a continuous round of sign offs and planning meetings, supplier visits, ongoing product development for … Continue reading →
As 2012 draws to a close…….
Posted on December 28, 2012 by BuyersEye
2012 has been a year of new experiences, some amazing highs and one or two lows, and a very steep learning curve! I feel as if I have been travelling relentlessly, and am on constant information overload, but I really … Continue reading →
No rest for the wicked (or in this case, a busy buying team)……..
Posted on November 10, 2012 by BuyersEye
We had just over a week to recover from the exertions of Bangladesh, and then we were off again, this time further afield, to Hong Kong, and then on to either Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Under normal circumstances I would have tried to … Continue reading →
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Diary of a Bangladesh buying trip…….
Posted on October 21, 2012 by BuyersEye
Leaving home at 5.30am on Sunday morning, to meet the buyer and designer travelling with me at the airport, I was clear in the knowledge that this was going to be a long and tiring week. What I hadn’t really … Continue reading →
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Both a buying dilemma, and a more personal one……….
Posted on September 30, 2012 by BuyersEye
So, this week has seen us going through SS13 phase 3 (essentially our high summer) meetings in preparation for sign off, as well as reviewing our spring bookings to date to ensue that we have the right mix of product … Continue reading →