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Bags Designer

Listing ID: 681563

Bags Designer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: NEW LOOK
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 30th June 2017
Ad Expires In: 2 days 7 hours

Here at New Look we like to think of ourselves as Rock Stars! Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

An exciting Designer opportunity within our Bags department has arisen here at New Look in our Central London head office. 

As Designer - Bags YOU'LL GIVE:

  • To create and develop outstanding new product designs with our New Look customers front of mind.
  • To work closely with the buying team, taking responsibility for the range adding new product and updates of best sellers, being involved in range build meetings and brainstorming new product trends and the new design themes on a weekly/monthly basis where appropriate.
  • To interpret, design and develop new trends quickly for our New Look customers – speed to market.
  • Design in line with the critical path ensuring new product is designed in time for range sign offs/ press shows etc
  • Responsible for analysing and reporting on Catwalk shows – highlighting key trends with the New Look customer in mind.
  • To research accessories trends using trend websites, ecommerce sites – including international retail, fashion blogs and social networking sites and to feedback to buying teams.
  • To contribute ideas in design team discussion and to input into the design themes for each range period.
  • Researching lifestyle trends and blogs to make sure we are constantly focused on our customer’s product needs.
  • Working with Colour and Fabric to implement colour direction, colour palette, and research into fabric trends and innovations for the season. This will include research in China markets and visiting trade shows.
  • Providing input into the product strategy for the Fashion Accessories department.
  • Participating in factory briefings with the buyer updating designs when appropriate and ensuring the New Look product handwriting is followed and executed correctly – this will involve Far East/ India travel when appropriate.
  • Regular comp shopping trips both UK and international – buying samples and compiling shop reports.
  • Responsible for developing new hardware and branding when the need arises.


  • Ability to translate fashion trends into commercial design concepts for the New Look customer
  • Understanding of the New look customer and company customer strategy
  • Knowledge of the concepts of the New Look brand and vision
  • Broad understanding of current competitive marketplace – ability to comparative shop effectively
  • Ability to directional shop effectively
  • Practical understanding of the production capabilities of the supply base
  • Knowledge of fabric sourcing and ability to use this to it’s full potential
  • Skilled in visualising design concepts by hand and PC/MAC
  • Time manage work load according to the critical path
  • Excellent influencing/challenging skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team skills, with the ability to initiate and maintain relationships with key business partners, e.g. designers, buyers, quality assurors, factories and suppliers


As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 50%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

We understand that a Rock Star lifestyle isn’t a 9am -5:30pm thing…  so we are open to talk about flexible working! No promises but let’s have the chat and see what we can do! Not to mention our 4pm Friday finishes and (monthly free bars), what more could you want?

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