about ME

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I am a merchant with over 16 years of fashion retail experience specializing in product merchandising & creation across apparel, footwear and accessories. My passion is in product and every aspect that goes with it from consumer research, creative brief, development and to the marketing of the merchandise. I offer a unique mix of creative thinking & strategic vision combined with a business acumen to problem solve and drive profits.

Over the course of my career I have develop private label programs and collaborated with global companies such as Nike, Reebok, Cole Haan, Honda, General Electric, and Complex Media to story tell through product and consumer activation experiences.

THIS SITE SERVES AS A COLLECTION OF MY professional AND life experiences. Furthermore it is a place where i share inspirational MEDIA I FIND ACROSS THE NET. 


Experience

JackThreads Michael Vincent
 

Manage and directed a team of merchants to oversee merchandise assortments and overall business profitability. conceptualized, Developed and launched JackThreads vertical footwear and accessories line. design special project collaborations 

Divisional Merchandise Manager
JackThreads
February 2016 - Present

 
JackThreads Michael Vincent
 

Senior Buyer Footwear
JackThreads
July 2011 - February 2016

oversee all operational and buying responsibilities for footwear department. Transitioned the category from a flash sale business model into a regular retail business model

 
 

Responsible for the operations and merchandising of all retail doors and managed activation events with companies such as Nike, Reebok, and Complex Media

Buyer / Operations Manager
Training Camp
October 2007 - February 2011

 
 

launched lifestyle streetwear brand to target a missing void in the street contemporary cultur. Love what you do. do what you love. 

Vice President of Operations
MIKE23
September 2006 - October 2007

 
 

handled the retail operations and buying for legendary street wear brand

Buyer / Retail Operations
A Bathing Ape*
December 2004 - March 2007


key skills

 

Brand Development

Merchandise / Assortment Planning

Strategic Planning & Trend Forecasting 

Sales & Inventory Management

Special Project Collaborations

Special Make Up

Private Label Development 

personnel development


education 

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Degree: Biological Sciences
CLass of 2004