Yvonne Yung (below), a partner of Tsim Sha Tsui boutique Ladies Wardrobes, makes regular buying trips to South Korea to look for fashionable outfits. She says that buyers seldom stay in the office, and that the opportunity to visit different places makes it a dream job for many.
"To be able to look for suitable products, buyers need to keep up-to-date with trends. They need a strong fashion sense which is developed through reading fashion magazines, online research and, most importantly, attending fashion shows," says Yung.
Companies that sell multiple labels are the biggest employers of fashion buyers in Hong Kong. "Most of the training is provided in-house. Employers tend to welcome graduates from overseas universities who have training in fashion consulting. Having international experience and a good command of English certainly helps a buyer dur