Holly Laing



Holly Laing

BA (Hons) First-Class Buying and Merchandising for Fashion Graduate | Aspiring luxury fashion buyer

Current Location

Ashford, UK

Holly is available for work

I am a highly skilled and resilient individual, with a First-Class Buying and Merchandising for Fashion BA (Hons) degree, having studied at the Fashion Retail Academy. Experienced in buying and merchandising with a demonstrated history of working in the fashion retail industry within both roles. Additionally, having worked within the high-street sector as well as in an MA/BA role in the fast paced, continuously changing luxury environment. The true spark to my strong passion for luxury. Skilled in Sales, Customer Experience, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and fully proficient in Microsoft Office software.

  • Brands Holly has worked with
    • LINLEY
    • Marks and Spencer
    • Primark
    • McDonald's
    • Ntdl Contracts Limited
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions
  • Freelance Assignments

Merchandising + Buying Administrator


Jan 2022 - Oct 2022

Working alongside one other administrator, ensuring all buying and merchandising related tasks run smoothly for the whole of the business, reporting back directly to the head of/director.
Days differ...

Buying + Merchandising


Nov 2021 - Jan 2022

A 3 month Buying and Merchandising Internship and the Linley Head Office.
Aiding with day-to-day tasks, shadowing the Head of Buying/Merchandising.
- New product selection
- Assistance with WH sale p...

Fashion Buying

Marks and Spencer

Aug 2021 - Sep 2021

A one month placement in the M&S HO within the womenswear/lingerie department.
Paired up with the current BAA and BA of the department, following and observing day to day tasks within these roles, le...

Retail Sales Assistant


Aug 2020 - Mar 2022

Crew Member


Jul 2019 - Dec 2019

Gary Crombie

Head of Merchandising, LINLEY

Direct manager

Holly was a pleasure to work with, responding well to the challenges of the business. She picked up the key aspects of the role very quickly and is confident in her approach to the job, especially when under pressure.

  • Communication


  • Microsoft Office


  • Attention to Detail


  • Analytic Problem Solving


  • Negotiation


  • Critical Thinking


  • Commercial Awareness




Fashion Retail Academy

First Class BA (Hons) Degree

Buying and Merchandising for Fashion

2020 to 2022

Fashion Retail Academy

Level 4 Diploma (Distinction)

Business and Marketing for Fashion Retail

2019 to 2020

Buckswood School Ltd

A levels

Photography, Business and EPQ

2016 to 2018

Buckswood School Ltd


Inc. English and Maths

2012 to 2016

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