Known as the U.S. fashion _________________________ because it is the ________________________ fashion marketing center in the U.S.
The ________________________, opera, art galleries and museums provide ______________________ for __________________ ideas.
Key designers ______________________ their collections with fashion __________________ in large tents __________________ a year in Manhattan’s ________________________ Park.
________________________ and creative market center with the ________________ fashions.
____________________________ and _____________________________ are very different from NY, fashions are often ______________________ and ____________________________.
California-style __________________________ and _______________________, as well as “___________________________ glitz” ____________________________ are created here.
L.A. has the California Market Center that houses over _____________________ lines in 1,500 showrooms under one roof.
Known for _________________________, moderately ______________________ lines, and “____________________________ wear”.
Center of the ______________________________ apparel industry.
Dallas Market Center is the largest ___________________________ complex in the world.
Dallas market week trends are known to be representative of the entire _________________. If ___________________________ fashions are successful there, they will probably be popular throughout most of the __________________________.
_______________ a major apparel production center but has a few ___________________ and __________________ apparel-manufacturing companies.
Important ________________________________ market.
Houses the headquarters of some giant retail ____________________ stores, such as Sears.
Attracts buyers from _____________________________ states, as well as ________________.
The Market Center is downtown and consists of a __________ story apparel mart building and the ______________________________ exhibit hall.
Known for reasonably priced _________________________ and “________________________ sportswear,” such as _____________________ fashions, swimsuits, and lightweight activewear.
Important link between ____________ apparel firms and ________-wage _________________ production in the _______________________ Islands and Central and _____________ America.
The Miami International Merchandise Mart contains both ____________________ and giftwear showrooms that are open __________ year.
AmericasMart serves major markets for ________________ furnishings, _________________ coverings, _____________________, and __________________________.
Includes the Atlanta ______________________________ Mart, Atlanta Decorative __________ Center, and Atlanta Apparel Mart.
Contains a large, multistory __________________________, which is used for fashion _________________ and other market meetings.
Other Domestic Market Centers
Other fashion markets have __________________________ throughout the U.S. to serve stores in their surrounding states.
These save retailers ______________ and ___________________ by not having to visit the major market centers.
The regional markets especially meet the needs of ____________________ stores and emphasize _____________________ apparel design and production.
Ex: Seattle, Boston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Denver, and Portland.
________________________ Fashion ________________________ and home of the latest _________________ fashion ideas.
Buyers for renowned _________________________ retailers consider it necessary to travel to Paris for at least a ____________________ of their ______________________.
Organized according to _______________________ classifications and _______________ lines.
___________________ are the agents of their companies in _________________ with vendors. They should try to develop ____________ relationships for ___________-term mutual benefits.
Viewings of ________________________ are booked in __________________________.
Vendors provide buyers with ________________ pads that list _________________ numbers and often include _________________________ of the items.
Buyers hardly ever make _______________________ when they ____________ see the goods.
Making Merchandise Decisions
After buyer visits to vendors they _____________________ their ________________ and make _______________________ on which items to _______________ from which vendors.
When orders are ready to be ____________________ they compare them with their buying __________________. This ensures proper __________________________ of classifications, price lines, units, dollars, colors, sizes, and other important factors.
Vendor __________________ are _______________ but negotiations can be made on the _______________ of sale, ____________________ schedules, __________________ to be included, and other options.
Writing the Orders
To ______________________ a merchandise purchase from a vendor the buyer provides a written ______________________ to the vendor with an identifiable ____________ (purchase order)number.
When forms are _________________________ and ___________________ by both parties they become ______________________ binding ________________________.
Orders are subject to __________________________ if the merchandise has not ___________ the manufacturer by the _____________________________ date.
_________________________ Orders have the same specifics as regular orders but allow for a longer _____________________ time before the delivery __________________.
May be placed for ______________________________ goods that have style characteristics requested by a particular retailer.
__________________________ goods often need more time to complete or receive.
Used for “_________________ production goods” such as men’s ________________ or ladies’ ___________________, which require longer planning and production time.
_________________________ are used to _____________________ items that have sold well.
Usually placed for ____________________________ delivery to maintain current stock.
___________________ orders are orders that have ___________ been filled but are still in the vendor’s _________________ to fill and have not been _____________________ by the buyer.
When a close relationship exists between a buyer and a producer, the buyer may send an __________________ order to the manufacturer that does not detail styles or colors.
_________________ orders are placed to satisfy individual customers’ ___________________.
__________________ ordersare _________________ to buy from a vendor over a __________ period of ______________. The retailer or ____________ gives an __________________ to the vendor of a needed amount for an entire __________________ or _________________, which the vendor agrees to ______________________.
______________________ buyingcan be arranged for the vendor to __________ merchandise to a retailer for _______________________ before the retailer makes a final purchase decision.
Finally, an ___________________ from the supplier is received and must be _______________!