Hello! Going to ramble on but...TLDR: I'm looking for some retail experience, maybe some advice about what kind of opportunities open up in the future? Is anyone here a Buyer or a Store Manager that can give some advice on how "tough" the job responsibilities are? Is it a big difference working in more high end luxury boutiques?
I'm really leaning towards a career in retail, after having finished up my summer internship at State Street Global Advisors. I worked as a pricing specialist, helping the CFA's decide on prices for the options, shorts, stocks, etc.
Currently, I'm working as a part time in Lord & Taylor to get some retail experience and for some reason, being a sales associate was more fun than working in finance. I currently have some time to carefully decide on whether I want to work at Saks for men's clothing or Ferragamo.
I understand being in retail would make me much less than what I could make if I were successful in finance, but retail just seems much more exciting at this time.
If anyone could please give me some advice and experience in retail experiences, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!