David Aquilina

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David Aquilina

Brand and Retail Consultant

Current Location

London, UK

David is available for work

A retail and brand development specialist with 20 year of experience within retail, buying, merchandising and production. Having experience managing multi million pound portfolios across both international luxury department store businesses and premium UK brands. Specialising in strategy and business development management for start up to medium sized retailers and lifestyle brands that are keen on elevation and sustainably escalating their business modules. Experience gained across B2B, B2C, physical and online.

  • Brands David has worked with
    • Mallet London
    • HARVEY NICHOLS
    • Harrods
    • Kurt Geiger
    • Lane Crawford
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Part-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

CONSULTING COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Mallet London

Nov 2019 - Sep 2021

An exclusive consulting role where the initial objective was to assess the current operating module of Mallet and provide advice and guidance to the directors on how best to to restructure and organis...

HEAD OF MENSWEAR BUYING

HARVEY NICHOLS

Jan 2017 - Oct 2018

Initially a discussion around a consulting role which developed into a full time 'head of mens buying' position. The objective was to galvanise the new team and drive the buying strategy across the UK...

Menswear Buying and Merchandising Consultant

Harrods

May 2016 - Dec 2016

Reporting into the GMM, liaising with both brands and Harrods management on the refurbishment planned for Jan 2017 across 6,500sq ft alongside of general trading
Key contributions to the business incl...

HEAD OF MENS FOOTWEAR

Kurt Geiger

Mar 2012 - May 2016

•Reporting into the C-Suite to maximise the business across the Mens Own Brand and External Multi Brand Concessionary businesses across the network, delivering sales growth of +6% 2015-16
•Driving th...

BUYER

Lane Crawford

Oct 2008 - Feb 2012

•Managed the designer and formalwear brand portfolio of +30 accounts and the buying cycle across all 6 doors including Hong Kong, Beijing and e.com stores
•Developing strong brand partnerships, worki...

  • Merchandising

    (Advanced)

  • Wholesale

    (Intermediate)

  • Product Development

    (Intermediate)

  • Retail

    (Advanced)

  • Strategic Account Growth

    (Advanced)

  • E-commerce

    (Intermediate)

  • Multi-channel Retail

    (Advanced)

  • Planning

    (Intermediate)

English

Fluent

East Sydney Fashion Design Studio

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design

2000 to 2002

Enmore Design Centre

Certificate

Certificate in Design Fundamentals

1999 to 1999

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