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Design Create Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful fashion business by Alison Lewy

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GLOSSARY OF FASHION INDUSTRY TERMS

a

advanced shipping notice (ASN): An electronically transmitted invoice.

agent: A salesperson who sells on behalf of a company and receives commission on the value of sales.

artisans: People who do skilled work with their hands.

atelier: The French word for designer workshop.

b

bespoke: Individual or custom-made.

block: A base pattern, from which new styles are created.

boutique: An independent shop selling unique items.

brand name: A trade name that helps customers identify and differentiate one product from another.

buyer: A person responsible for planning and buying merchandise.

buying office: An independent or store-owned office that buys for one chain, or for many stores. ...

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