WE are COCO is pleased to welcome Cristo Stuart to is Board of Global Fashion Mentors.

Cristo Stuart is a Luxury Womenwear Buyer at Harrods with over 10 years industry experience. After a year and a half of interning as a fashion assistant experiencing the styling and editorial sides of the industry. Cristo worked hard to secure a job on the shop floor as a sales associate of Harrods with Bottega Veneta progressing with the company, Over the span of 7 years he became the retail buyer/merchandiser for the UK and France. Directly operated store network covering all categories: Leather goods, RTW, Shoes, Jewellery, Fragrance, Sunglasses.

In August 2020 Cristo returned to Harrods, this time as Buyer for Luxury Accessories covering a remit of bags and other leather goods including the world's biggest brands. Cristo is experienced in both individual brand and multi-brand structures with expertise in bricks & mortar, online and travel retail. Cristo is a product fanatic obsessed with detail and with advanced knowledge.

“More than ever the industry is ferociously competitive. WE are COCO provides a platform for connection with seasoned professionals who can act as a reliable voice for guidance and feedback to help brands stand out from the crowd. “ – Cristo Stuart - Buyer, Harrods

Cristo is open to working with all brands who love what they do and are open to collaboration on how to take their brands to the next level. His experience lays mostly in absolute luxury leather goods, shoes and RTW, however, Stuart’s roster of skills and experience are diverse and can be applicable across the industry at all levels.

He speaks English and has proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, which opens him up to new and challenging markets. He has knowledge in merchandising, strategy, coaching, marketing and creation / execution

Fashion can feel like an intimidating business at times, I am looking forward to passing on the knowledge I wish I had been given early on in my journey. Helping brands to grow and develop is incredibly rewarding and I want to ensure brands have fun in that process along the way. “
Cristo Stuart - Buyer, Harrods
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