Full Time Fashion Specialist - Walt Whitman Bloomingdales
Roy Halston Frowick was the creator of luxury American fashion, whose groundbreaking designs still influence and inspire us today. Founded in the 1960s, the HALSTON label took the fashion industry by storm. Known for his innovation in millinery, Halston used his signature materials of jersey, cashmere, and suede to reinvent the jumpsuit, the shirtdress, and the classic caftan, permanently leaving his mark on fashion. Once dubbed "the premier fashion designer in America" by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston.
Halston created strong codes that are quintessential to the brand even to this day, as a new team of innovators continue to evolve the HALSTON legacy through the HALSTON HERITAGE collection. Under the vision of new Chairman and CEO Ben Malka, an industry veteran, today HALSTON HERITAGE is an approachable luxury lifestyle brand – mixing legacy codes with a modern edge to create an effortless women’s collection of ready-to-wear, dresses, handbags, footwear and small leather goods. HALSTON HERITAGE is carried by some of the world’s most formidable retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Harvey Nichols, and as of 2013 – the first HALSTON HERITAGE stores, and the brand’s first digital flagship (www.HALSTON.com).
HALSTON is a dynamic, rapidly growing fashion house headquartered in a premier downtown Los Angeles location. With a new management team in place as of 2011, and over 150 employees on staff, the company continues to look for highly skilled individuals with proven expertise in their field to work on our expanding team
Responsible for delivering exceptional customer service
Overcoming guest objections and closing sales while building on-going relationships
Help create and maintain a store culture focused on the customer, enhance the buying experience and build relationships that lead to long term business growth; demonstrate detailed knowledge of all products and services.
Use company tools to build clientele and achieve sales
Responsible for achieving individual sales goals and assisting General Manager in ensuring the store meets its sales plan.
Ensure each customer is welcomed into the store in a warm and genuinely sincere manner.
Ensure the appropriate quality time is spent with the customer, asking questions in order to learn about his/her needs, preferences and lifestyle.
Go above and beyond the customer’s initial requests and assist in fulfilling his/her wardrobe needs by recommending complete outfits.
Develop a personal customer base through effective use of selling skills, follow up and proactive customer outreach
Building Brand Equity:
Presenting product features and benefits through the Halston experience
Engage, entertain, and educate clients
Understand and be able to communicate the Halston brand aesthetic, philosophy and lifestyle to the client
Positively affect profitability in the areas of customer service, sales, inventory/ expense control and risk management.
Responsible for effective implementation of all visual merchandising standards and operational direction.
Ensure that standards are being followed including floor sets, cleanliness, marketing, signage and sales promotion. Help create merchandise presentations and displays that have impact, are customer focused and maximize sales.
Available to work store schedule, including evenings and weekends
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to safely lift boxes up to 40 pounds
- A minimum of 2-3 years experience in a luxury commissioned sales environment is required
- Must have a clientele following
- Extensive knowledge of designers and trends in the market place
- Proven performer of achieving individual sales goals
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Excellent interpersonal, creative problem solving, organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstrates superior customer service techniques and experience.
- Strong technology skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and POS Systems.