A beady eyed reader sent us the following ad (online here), which appears to be suggesting that working as an unpaid shop assistant is the opportunity most fashion graduates would kill for- what say you fashion graduates?! Surely if you sell such expensive clothes, you might be able to stretch to paying your retail assistants…
Browns Fashion. Browns is a temple of style in the heart of London. As one of London’s most valued heritage fashion landmarks, it continues to offer pieces that have been individually handpicked from the world’s top designers. Our founder Joan Burstein is credited with discovering such talents as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Commes des Garcons.
Length of placement: 4 Weeks Location: Sloane Street Boutique
Experience gained: The student or graduate will be able to gain a valuable knowledge of all aspects of a luxury exclusive retail environment. It is ideal for an individual who has a keen interest in Fashion, gaining first hand experience in working with prestigious designer labels. A great opportunity to have a valuable insight into premium retail. The candidates will be working closely with the store manager and the highly experienced team.
This opportunity would benefit a Fashion student or graduate. Expenses: Lunch & Travel Expenses only
Funnily enough they don’t have any vacancies at the moment and there is a permanent ad on the website for three month long internships. I smell a rat.