Your brand mentor, Cristo Stuart is a Luxury Womenswear 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.
Since 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.
What to expect from Cristo:
- Fashion specialising in luxury leather goods, bags, SLG, accessories, shoes and RTW
- Collection Editing and Curation
- Range Building
- Pricing Architecture
- Online Merchandising
- Luxury Launch Strategy
- Luxury Clientele and Private Client Management
- Global Market Specialities / Trends
- Market Positioning
- Omni-Channel Retailing
- Styling, VM and Brand Aesthetics
- Sustainable Trend-led Couture