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    Retail Creative
  • Market Segments

    Visual Merchandising
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  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Power Point
    Photo Shop
    Microsoft/Mac Applications
  • Schools/Training

    B.S. Degree in Marketing/Advertising
    Southern University-Baton Rouge, LA

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2010-Present Winston Retail Solutions
Merchandise Coordinator
Execute and implement merchandise presentation guidelines for The North Face Shops in Macy\'s State Street Store

2007-2010 Tahajo Accessories
Business Partner/ Sales & Marketing Director
Luxury knit accessories brand for men and women
Wholesale and online retail sales
Director of Sales and Marketing
- USA based business with established overseas production
- Acquired 3 major US wholesale accounts in 2009.
- Increased online sales in 2009 by 40%
- Business to Business sales experience

1/2006-7/2008 Calvin Klein-Philips Van Heusen
Merchandiser– Men’s Sportswear & Sport Collections
Exceeded Spring ’07 Sales Plan for Macy’s Water Tower by 52%
Exceeded Spring ’07 Sales Plan for Macy’s Old Orchard by 9%
Exceeded Fall ’08 Sales Plan for Macy’s Water Tower by 7%
Water Tower Shop ranked #2 Highest Sales Volume for Macy’s North Region
Executed and implemented merchandise presentation guidelines for Calvin Klein Shops. Styled mannequins, created displays, organized back stock, increased sales and sell through percent, improved customer service
Built & maintained strong relationships with store level management & associates
Partnered with store staff & management to ensure standards were maintained between visits
Communicated to Regional Merchandise Manager stock issues, space and location changes and sales opportunities
Communicated to Corporate product assortment requests for each store location
Met all levels of store personnel to inform them of new products, business opportunities and directives as it related to sales
Set the standard for customer service by demonstrating professionalism & product knowledge to exceed customer expectations
Provided training to sales associates on features & benefits of brand
Reviewed sales & stock information with Regional Merchandise Manager to address challenges & opportunities
Created & reported to Regional Merchandise Manager monthly store business recaps

11/2004-12/2005 Marshall Fields -State Street
Sales Associate– 28 Shop
Sold Women’s Designer Apparel
Achieved Top Store Sales 3x between August-September ‘05
Designer Brands included Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Issey Miyake, Yojhi Yamamoto, Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Ports, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, Stella McCartney, YSL, etc.

1995-2004 Fashion Stylist
Print: BMW, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, FTD Floral, Kera Care Hair Products, Kmart, Land’s End, Spring Air Mattress, TCB Hair Products
Commercial: Always Panty Liners, Carrier Air Conditioner, Panasonic Ideas for Life
Fashion Editorial: CS Magazine, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Ebony, Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine
Film: Save The Last Dance, Paramount, 2000; Love and Action, HBO Movie, 1998
Television: E.R., ‘Emmy Award Winner’, NBC Series, Warner Brothers, 2000
Lifestyle Trends Contributor: WGN9, WB Network, 2003; ABC7 Chicago, WLS-TV, 2003-04

7/1998-7/2003 Louis Vuitton- Michigan Avenue
Shoe Specialist/Key Holder
Increased Shoe Sales 1st Year by 370%. Annual increase 5-7%
High volume shoe business. Average sales $3 million annually
Store ranked within Top 5 Shoe Stores in North America
Trained sales staff and attended corporate shoe training sessions
Merchandised both men’s & women’s shoe salons
Managed shoe inventory by processing deliveries and transfers
Reported sales activity to corporate via reports, phone & email
Sold all product lines. Achieved over $1 million in annual sales
High end customer service training & clientele experience
Responsible for opening & closing store duties

Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, LA
Bachelor of Science- Marketing

Skills/ Languages
Spoken Japanese. Computer skills: Excel Power Point Photo Shop Adobe PDF Lotus Notes MS Word & Mac Applications

Affiliations/ Accomplishments
Crave Chicago Women Entrepreneurs, ISBE Certified Substitute Teacher K-12, Associate Board Member & Volunteer Tutor- Chicago Lights Nonprofit Organization.
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