Sabina Rahim - Harrods, Luxury Buyer, Womenswear & Childrenswear
Your Mentor, Sabina Rahim, is a seasoned womenswear buyer with over five years of experience in the industry. She is currently the Luxury Buyer for womenswear and childrenswear at London-based luxury retailer, Harrods.
Sabina's extensive industry knowledge offers valuable insights on capturing the attention of world-renowned department stores and understanding the preferences and dislikes of luxury shoppers.
Her diverse portfolio of working with various brands has enabled her to strike a perfect balance between data-driven strategies and her own intuitive understanding of fashion trends. Sabina's expertise in navigating complex processes and vendor requirements is a valuable asset, making her well-equipped to address common challenges and facilitate a smoother journey for brands.
Furthermore, her prior experience at Burberry in Fabric Sourcing provides a unique perspective on product development, allowing her to guide brands in building products from the ground up. Sabina Rahim's wealth of experience and expertise makes her an invaluable resource for those looking to excel in the competitive world of luxury fashion.
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We are thrilled to introduce Noura Al Faqih, a highly experienced and talented Buyer for Designer and Contemporary Women Ready to Wear from Harvey Nichols Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
Noura’s expertise is best for brands looking to penetrate the Middle East Market and customers. She has worked for That Concept Store in Dubai, with over 10 years of buying experience for both mens and women's apparel. Noura also holds expertise in product development being the founder of a successful linen clothing line in the UAE which caters to both men & women.
“WE are COCO is a very organised platform which supports buyers to develop talent which could be successfully placed in department stores. I believe in adding value to brands and supporting their growth on a larger global scale." said Noura.
Throughout her career, Noura has set up creative strategies to maximize space in departments for brands, set up sales per square meter or per brand, and worked closely with the Majid al Futtaim group to launch the concept store, among many other achievements.
WE feel Noura is the ideal mentor and commercial strategist to help your brand grow, scale and develop an in-depth understanding of the Middle East market.
WE are COCO proudly welcomes Sabina Rahim to its Board of Retail Mentors. Sabina, a seasoned Luxury Buyer specialising in womenswear and childrenswear at London's iconic department store, Harrods. Her valuable insights span from effectively capturing the attention of renowned department stores to comprehending the nuanced preferences and dislikes of luxury shoppers.
Sabina expressed, "WE are COCO is creating a platform where buyers can share their industry-leading knowledge and provide guidance on forging perfect vendor partnerships. With the retail landscape becoming increasingly challenging, this knowledge and guidance can be the key to success."
Sabina's impressive portfolio encompasses working with contemporary, luxury and super brands, allowing her to harmoniously blend data-driven strategies with an intuitive understanding of fashion trends. Her adeptness in navigating complex processes and vendor requirements equips her to tackle common challenges, smoothing the path for brands in their journey.
WE are COCO is pleased to Andrea Carta, a Senior Business Development Manager, E-Concessions at FARFETCH to is Board of Global Fashion Mentors.
With nearly a decade of industry insights and experience under his belt, Andrea is a titan in the fashion industry. Andrea's passion is working with brands who want to understand how to integrate luxury marketplaces into their B2C channels. Brands can connect with him to learn more about global customers' buying habits and trends, explore new business opportunities and learn how to grow their brands.“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. “Andrea Carter - Senior Business Development Manager, FARFETCHAndreas specialises in various areas of establishing a brand's presence in the e-commerce realm, ranging from selecting appropriate channels to devising pricing strategies, visual merchandising and e-commerce and negotiating commercial terms for a marketplace agreement.