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Top Blogs to Follow for Fashion Merchandising Professionals

November 8, 2011 IADT Seattle, IADT General, Fashion Design and Merchandising 0 Comments

Fashion merchandising involves more than just a keen sense of fashion. The duties of a fashion merchandising professional include analyzing market trends, predicting consumer spending habits and marketing products.

Because of the fashion industry’s constantly changing landscape, a fashion merchandiser has to stay informed. Success depends on staying atop the latest market trends and industry developments. In order to forecast and predict consumer trends and spending habits, the fashion merchandising professional needs to have some understanding of where the market is now and where it is headed.

While there are many ways for a fashion merchandising professional to keep current on developments and changes, one of the best ways is through contact with other fashion professionals. The following fashion merchandising blogs give some insight into what other professionals in the industry are doing:

  1. Independent Fashion Bloggers - This blog is authored by a community of fashion designers and other industry professionals. Content not only includes information on the latest fashion trends, but also advice on growing and maintaining a business. If you are interested in discovering new and up-and-coming designers, then this is the blog for you.
  2. The Daily Front Row – If you are currently enrolled in a fashion merchandising program [http://www.iadt.edu/Degree-Programs/Fashion/Fashion-Merchandising] or just new to the industry, the Daily Front Row can be a fantastic learning resource. Full of notes on magazine designs, fashion trends and industry forecasts, this blog targets the inexperienced fashion professional.
  3. Fashion Industry Blog – This blog is a great one-stop shop for both designers and fashion merchandising professionals. It shares the latest news and notes on industry trends and analysis. In addition, it offers commentary, criticism, and analysis on designs. If you are looking for an all-inclusive spot to stay up to date on changes in the industry, this is a good place to turn.
  4. Chic Alert – Chic Alert is targeted toward women and young girls who want to remain hip and chic. Because this blog offers advice on apparel and accessories, it is a good source for staying up to date on the hottest trends.
  5. Design Scene – The Design Scene concerns itself with the future of the fashion industry. Its focus is not on critiquing current trends but predicting new ones. Since fashion merchandising is dependent on market forecasts, the Design Scene is a valuable resource.

If you’re fascinated by the world of fashion trends and marketing changes, look into a fashion merchandising degree program near you.

This article is presented by IADT-Seattle. Contact us today if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with an industry-current degree program from IADT-Seattle.

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