4 Ways Working in Retail Prepares You for Any Fashion Career - Style Nine to Five

4 Ways Working in Retail Prepares You for Any Fashion Career

For some, working in retail is the first job they ever have as a way to earn cash as a teen, but for others, it’s a calling to a long and fulfilling career in fashion. The feeling of high-quality fabrics, the satisfaction of a perfectly designed window display, and that rush you get when a […]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of a Career in Retail - Style Nine to Five

3 Unexpected Benefits of a Career in Retail

Contrary to popular belief, retail jobs are more than just a side gig or foot in the door to the fashion industry. Working for a retailer can give you a fulfilling, long-term career with varied experiences and unique opportunities, both at brick-and-mortar stores (ex. as a sales associate, manager or merchandiser, for example) or virtually […]

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Entering the Fashion Industry? Common Interview Questions to Prep For

Entering the Fashion Industry? Common Interview Questions to Prep For

Are you applying for jobs in the fashion industry but not sure how to prepare for the interview? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve got your back. Before interviewing at a boutique or fashion brand, it is always important to do the groundwork and know the history of where they came from. Although […]

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What to Expect From Fashion School - Style Nine to Five

What to Expect From Fashion School

If you’re considering fashion school, you’ll want to read this Q&A with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Program Chair of Fashion & Technology, Heather Clark. This program is run under their Wilson School of Design. Over the years, she’s gained experience in everything from swimwear design in Toronto to teaching Home Ec in Vancouver. She spoke with […]

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Creating Projects To Gain Your Own Experience - Style Nine to Five

Creating Projects to Gain Your Own Experience

The classic “you need experience to get experience,” is nothing new, but continues to be echoed by many. For both new graduates and those who are further along in their careers who are trying to switch industries, it can be a frustrating barrier. However, it doesn’t have to be the narrative that you live by […]

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Catherine Addai

Style Nine to Five Spotlight Series: Catherine Addai

When it comes to fierce, female founders, Catherine Addai instantly comes to mind. An inspirational force in the fashion industry, Catherine is making waves from coast to coast as SheEO, Founder, and Designer of her vibrant Ghanaian-inspired clothing brand, Kaela Kay. Founded in 2012, Catherine took a leap and turned her side hustle and love […]

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5 Fashion Documentaries That Will Inspire Your Career - Style Nine to Five

5 Fashion Documentaries That Will Inspire Your Career

In need of some personal or professional inspiration while you plan your next career move? We’ve got you – we’ve named five of our favorite fashion documentaries that will help your career while you decompress from your nine-to-five and focus on your future. These films have a little something for everyone’s taste from corporate, to […]

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3 Unexpected Fashion Jobs - Fashion Jobs in Canada - Style Nine to Five

3 Unexpected Fashion Jobs

If you think of a typical fashion job, you might see supermodels and stylists, or a designer constructing couture in some sleek studio. The reality is that the fashion industry encompasses a lot more than just going down the runway. Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world that earned an estimated $1.5 […]

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How Writing for Industry Publications Benefits Your Career - Style Nine to Five

How Writing for Industry Publications Benefits Your Career

Looking to showcase your industry expertise but not sure where to start? Try freelance writing as a contributor for industry publications! Freelance writing can seem daunting to many as the common misconceptions is that you have to have a background in English or Creative Writing to get started, but this isn’t the case. Freelance writing […]

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How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

How to Start a Career in Fashion with Limited Experience

A career in fashion can be an exciting journey with so many avenues to choose from. You’ve got the passion for the industry but where do you get your start? Someone with a sincere interest in the industry can start anywhere because experience is experience! Below are Style Nine to Five Founder, Christie Lohr’s, inside […]

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