Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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New York Media Center 
30 John Street
In DUMBO; F Train to York Street Subway Station
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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SCORE NYC Workshop Committee 

Wholesale-Retail Fashion Bootcamp - 03/05/2020 - C1000 

Who should attend?

People starting a retail or wholesale business in the fashion industry, who are already in the business and need to new strategies to regain clients lost to competition, or who want to understand the impact of their brand’s DNA on their customers and how consumers view them in the marketplace.


This workshop will take you through the fashion industry by discussing the 5 main issues facing the fashion business today: American income categories, pricing for profit, Brand DNA, customer engagement, and social media as a marketing tool, not a stand-alone strategy.  It will also describe the 5 Ps of Marketing: Product, Pricing, Placement, Promotion and Publics.

A Keynote presentation and video will focus on the currently competitive environment, including the impact of pricing and distribution strategies, creation or enhancement of your brand’s DNA, and inventory strategies.  The class will encourage people to start their businesses with full knowledge of its challenges in the marketplace as well as providing insight into keeping competitive in that environment.

At the end of the workshop, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Describe the importance of omni-channel distribution strategies
  • Summarize how “showrooming” and discount pricing have made it a tighter marketplace
  • Discuss inventory management and how it can differentiate your fashion brand from competition
  • Clarify why you cannot compete with Amazon
  • Explain why social media are not a strategy, but a marketing tool
  • Specify how to make your brand stand out in a crowd without having to reinvent the wheel


Harry Dannenberg:
Executive in women’s footwear, retail and wholesale; developed and brought to market both better and popular-priced footwear. Worked with leading shoe designers manufacturing, importing and distributing merchandise from around the world. Harry is a SCORE NYC Mentor. 

J. Vincenzo Gatto:
Fashion Industry experience:  40 +  years. Owner, incubator1, marketing vince gatto and brand building company targeting small to medium size fashion and fashion related businesses. Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology. Marketing, retailing, fashion buying and merchandising, manufacturing and creative presentations all geared to fashion and related fields. Stonehouse Clothing Co. Owner/operator 2 retail mens apparel stores, 5 years.


Workshop Fees:
Online registration $59, walk-ins $69

There is a $10 discount on all Student and SEAP registrations 
(valid ID must be presented at the door; bring SEAP form to workshop).

There will be no refunds for this workshop unless SCORE NYC cancels it.

Please remember:

(1) Monitor your emails for any updates to the date/location/time.

(2) Bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop to the workshop; you’ll receive an email with a link to your workshop evaluation survey toward the end of the workshop so you can complete it effortlessly online before you leave.  

(3) After the workshop you’ll get an email with a link to your handout.