Retail and Consumer Behavior Students Get an Inside Look to the Buying Side of Retail

Picture of Jeremy holding a photo.


Retail and Consumer Behavior Students had the unique experience of partaking in the behind-the-scenes business of buyers and vendors at the largest soft lines group of tradeshows.



Students met with various vendors to learn about the business and shadowed buyer/vendor meetings.

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The students also attended various industry focused seminars including trend seminars looking forward to predicted trends of fall 2017 and another about nuances of apparel production. Students enjoyed talking with Abbey Doneger and David Wolfe of Doneger.

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Katy Perry’s new women’s shoe line for Spring 2017 was introduced at FN Platform and Katy herself was there to promote it.

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Over 40 countries were represented at the Sourcing Show. This is where product developers and designers can connect with manufacturers around the world to produce their products.

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After the week of attending the tradeshows, students toured Zappo’s corporate office in downtown Las Vegas and had the unique opportunity of a one on one buyer shadow.


The students learned a lot throughout the week while having some fun too.

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