Timing:d3 - 15:30 Monday, 13April 2015
Panel Discussion:How to get your brand into stores: A Retailer's Perspective
Alberto Oliveros is Head of Buying for Level Shoe District, the world’s iconic footwear concept store in The Dubai Mall, spanning 96,000 square feet with over 250 international designer brands of which more than 100 are exclusive to the Level. Alberto is responsible for a team of two buyers across four multibrand areas: Women’s Designer, Contemporary, Men’s Designer and Trends. Level Shoe District was recently honoured with the Footwear News Retailer of the Year award.
Born in Spain, Alberto began his career in Florence, Italy, after completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in The University College of Dublin, a course in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central Saint Martins, London, and a Master in Fashion Management and Merchandising in Polimoda, Florence.
In 2006, Alberto started working in the Product Development department of Escada Accessories in Florence under the creative direction of Giuseppe Zanotti. He went on to work on the buying team of Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and Luella for UK, for Club 21, leading luxury franchisee in UK and Asia. In 2009 Alberto took on the challenge of overseeing the buying of Women’s Accessories for Ralph Lauren Europe Retail Stores.
After more than 5 years in the London market, Alberto moved to Dubai in 2012 to head the buying department of Level.