Hello Gorgeous! My name is Melanie.
I am a mummy, a wife, an entrepreneur, a lover of fashion, a self confessed shopaholic, and a law of attraction fan!
My career in buying started 20 years ago, my first role saw me stepping into what back then was a new way of retailing. Matalan was one of the early pioneers of off shore volume buying positioning themselves as a household name for out of town retail stores. I was lucky enough (or hard working enough) to start travelling early in my career, I was responsible for huge budgets, buying volume as well as creating product ranges that contributed to the companies success.
Fast forward a few years.. (time flies when you’re having fun!)
My last position was the Head of Buying at Boohoo, a completely different animal. A fast fashion Etailer requires a completely different skill set. We operated on a 24 hour 7 days a week mentality. It was fun fast and my first experience to working closely with entrepreneurs who created the boohoo brand. I’m extremely proud of what I achieved, my team achieved and my colleagues. From an unheard of online website when I first joined to floating on the stock market to become what I believe to be a leader in the fast fashion global market place.
I made the decision 3 years ago that whilst I loved my career it was time to step into the entrepreneurial world. My vision is to contribute to others successes, to share the knowledge and skills I have gained from a career that has been built from love.
I am passionate about product (I’m sure that is of no surprise!)