Friday, October 12, 2012

The Workplace

Every couple of months, the blog takes a little lull for about two weeks. As much as I love to blog, building the Fall 2013 line is currently taking a toll on my daily posts. To give a little insight into what I do, here is the scoop:

I work at Levi Strauss as an Assistant Merchant in Men’s Tops and Outerwear.
This means that I do everything. Literally, everything. I forecast the trends, figure out what I want in my line, work with my product development team to develop these samples, pick the colors, fabrics, buttons, threads, zippers that go into each garment. I also figure out how long I want the garment to live on the floor, which stores it goes to, the pricing strategy, when it will go on promotion and markdown, how it will be placed on the floor (visuals), etc. Although it’s a lot of hard work, I enjoy what I do and love being constantly challenged.

Where the magic happens
Working on the Fall 2013 Color Palette
Choosing the right buttons to go on our jackets
Figuring out which leather jackets I want to go to our stores
Never-ending to-do lists
Building our seasonal boards
Deciding which shanks to use on our trucker jackets
Picking out thread colors


19 comments:

  1. Nice job. I worked at Levi's Store in Portugal for 6 months. I love the jeans!! But a few years ago I think they fit better, at least, the summer jeans are like leggings, very skinny, and the skinny jeans were nicer than now.. Well but I'm still a fan!

    Daniela
    http://fashiondoesnotlie.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, really nice blog and great photos!!!
    Maybe we can follow each other !?
    Just let me know :)
    www.gvozdishe.com

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  3. This is so neat...I love behind the scenes peeks!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  4. love every photo~ what a cool place! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  5. Oh wow! I would have never thought that so much goes into each and every article of clothing, but I guess it makes sense, and that you have a lot of fabulous stories! Good work lady!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  6. Your job sounds AWESOME! Love the behind the scenes photos :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. Wow! Looks awesome!!!
    I've been into home fashion and we do pretty much similar stuff! :)
    Do visit my blog sometime. :)
    Would love it if you'll follow too! :)
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  8. Om my gosh, this sounds SO amazing. You must love your job! So cool to see all that goes into one line!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love this you brought me back to school at FIT. I also work in the fashion industry. I work for a wholesales accessories showroom were in product development developing jewelry can fun girly stuff. I'm your new follower gotta support a fellow colleague.

    Cute blog : )

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  10. what a fun workplace! i am your newest follower - love the blog! hope you'll visit my blog & follow back if you enjoy it as well! xo

    brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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  11. I bet you have FABULOUS colleagues ;) LOL <3 you doll face
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  12. too cool! love the behind the scenes look :)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style

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  13. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog! Follow you too)
    www.gvozdishe.com

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  14. i'd love your job! sounds cool. i'd say it's very full on though.. i have a new post up about an editorial i styled, would love to know what you think! xx

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ca

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  15. Great post :)
    Check out mine about MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA FOR H&M!

    Your Princess is in Another Castle

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  16. Your ToDo list is terrifying! Still, sounds like a really dynamic job and you're doing it well :D I do miss the posts when you're on hiatus though-- glad you're back!

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  17. Great Post!

    So cool that you got the take a look at their work place!

    I love the pictures you took :)

    Xxx

    Janice

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Thank you for all your lovely comments!

xoxo,
Victoria

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