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A L I B LO O M

22 Bridgewood Court Phone: 908-809-3190


Belle Mead, NJ 08502 Email: abloom@smu.edu

ASSISTANT BUYING, STYLING, AND MERCHANDISING


A dedicated student with a deep-seeded passion for the fashion industry. Anticipates
business needs and identifies current trends to accurately purchase inventory. Eager to
demonstrate practical and educational experience in a fast-paced setting. Leverages
excellent research and computer skills to make strategic business decisions. Demonstrates
a comprehensive knowledge of the fashion industry. Excellent communication skills that
can be an asset to any buying position.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Team Leadership Creative Problem Retail Sales
Solving
Professional Microsoft Office Suite Social Media
Communication Marketing
Customer Service Adobe Photoshop Merchandising
Time Management Inventory Control Fashion Buying

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Media, Minor in Business, Cultural Anthropology
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, (Currently Enrolled)
High School Diploma Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ 2013

P ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BASK BOUTIQUE, DALLAS, TX 2015 PRESENT
SALES ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT BUYER
Purchased inventory for Miami Swim Week 2016, leading to one of the most profitable
months.
Enhances the shopping experience for Dallas boutique visitors, providing each shopper
with individualized attention and advice.
Multi-tasks to provide excellent customer care to retail guests and complete all online
orders.
Maintains a working knowledge of inventory to provide accurate information to guests.
Provides key assistance to management to help place orders, update online inventory,
and fulfill orders.
Attends fashion trade shows to learn more about current trends and availability.

VINCE, HIGHLAND PARK, TX 2014 2015


SALES ASSOCIATE
Drove long-term revenue by building rapport with each retail store customer.
Assisted management in completing daily administrative and operational goals.
Encouraged sales by keeping all areas of store well-stocked and retrieving inventory
from stock room.
Promoted new merchandise by creating enticing in-store displays and signage.

JACK WILLS, PRINCETON, NJ 2014


SALES ASSOCIATE
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Boosted sales by identifying customers personal sense of style and cross-selling


appropriate items.
Increased satisfaction by promptly finding merchandise, processing transactions, and
resolving issues.
Actively worked to improve the shopping experience through consistent, excellent
service.
Maintained a working knowledge of British fashion to accurately relate it to a local
audience.
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INTERNSHIPS
THE TRUNK CLUB, DALLAS, TX 2016
INTERN
Completed over $30,000 in sales during 8-week program, finishing 5 th out of 80 interns.
Communicated with clients to understand their sense of style and make suggestions.
Assisted staff with daily operational tasks, such as packing trunks and answering
phones.

TAF BUYING SERVICE, NEW YORK CITY, NY 2014


INTERN
Researched trends to compile detailed PowerPoint presentations and reports.
Developed key skills by attending trade shows and working closely with office staff.

AGING YOUNG REBELS SHOWROOM, NEW YORK CITY, NY 2014


SHOWROOM INTERN
Created a welcome environment for shoppers by keeping showroom clean and
organized.
Observed regular sales meetings for Upstate Stock and other key brands.
Collaborated with management to complete special projects and assist during
meetings.

ACTIVITIES
SMU LOOK MAGAZINE, DALLAS, TX 2017
PHOTO EDITOR

SPOTLIGHT APP, DALLAS, TX 2016 PRESENT


SMU REPRESENTATIVE / BRAND AMBASSADOR

SMU STYLE, DALLAS, TX 2013 2015


TEAM MEMBER / BLOGGER / MODEL