Category Archives: Buying
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 →
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 →
A very bumpy ride…….
Posted on September 21, 2012 by BuyersEye
Yet again, just when we think we’re making great strides forward, catastrophe strikes! This time in the form of a key supplier who has suddenly decided that they are not going to make garments any more (it’s too complicated and … Continue reading →