How To Get A Job At A Luxury Store

Get a job as a top dog salesperson

Now, maybe you’re not looking to make hundreds of thousands of dollars selling dresses and bags, and you maybe even want to get a bag collection for yourslef.

However, if you're a brand manager with entrepreneurial aspirations, or you're looking to move up in the ranks from entry level, this article could be helpful.

Here is a guide about how to get a job at a high-end luxury goods store, like Gucci and Dolce & Gabana. Take this as an example of what it takes to get your foot in the door.

It's very hard to get a job at a brand like Gucci. You would need an exceptional work history, talent, and motivation. Don't be discouraged if you don't get a job right away.

You might have to send in your portfolio, which could take weeks. You can also have a talk with management about the position.

If nothing else, network

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Networking is a very important skill to have. There are tons of connections out there.

Before joining a professional organization, talk to current members about which organizations will help you. Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions to people, especially those who are well-known in your industry. You will be surprised by their answer.

Be open to starting a side hustle

If you are thinking about starting a side business, consider getting into selling things like coffee, websites, advertising, and even online tutoring services. You should also keep your eyes open for opportunities to write articles for other companies.

It's very important to get a side business as soon as you can because you can make money while you are still going to school. This will make it much easier to afford an education.

Outsource Your Website

There are tons of website creation companies who will change your website design for you and get you thousands of dollars in advertisement.

Instead of doing all the work yourself, take advantage of outsourcing. Use your creativity to make your site look amazing. There are tons of websites and agencies that will design your website, change your name, and even give you free publicity in exchange for an ad on your site.

Get an Extensive Education

Nowadays, getting a real job as a journalist or writer is harder than ever. In fact, you will need to have an extensive education to make it in the writing business.

Instead of only attending a college for a degree, you should also attend a school that teaches you journalism, journalism business, photography, graphic design, advertising, etc.

If nothing else, network

Networking is a very important skill to have. There are tons of connections out there.

Before joining a professional organization, talk to current members about which organizations will help you. Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions to people, especially those who are well-known in your industry. You will be surprised by their answer.

A story from an LVD affiliate

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The fact is that there is no surefire way to get a job at a high-end fashion store.

But we do know a lot of people who have successfully gotten gigs at big-time fashion shops (and have made some good $$ in commissions too).

The following is a story from a former LVD writer Sebastian Timothy, who successfully got a job at a Gucci store in Paris.

We asked him to share with our readers his experience in working there, to serve as inspiration for anyone looking to score a similar position!

Sebastian's take on working for a luxury store

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There’s a lot of scams and scamming going on in the world, and usually its super hard for me to get any real news from our beloved brands.

But I’m here today to tell you the story about an insanely legit opportunity to work at a world renowned brand like Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Valentino, Tom Ford or some other high-end name-brand fashion company.

My name is Sebastian, I’m 24 years old, and I’ve always been an aspiring designer, since the day I was born. I was always raised to respect the value of a job, and always told to never lie or cheat, and respect others and myself.

Getting a job at Gucci was never something I saw as a reality, it was only a dream that I never thought I could become a reality.

And a dream became true.

Gucci Paris

After being an admirer of Gucci for years, I started working for the brand back in October of 2014. At first, my coworkers and I were just allowed to watch the shop in the nearby outdoor shopping mall, the Gallerie Lafayette. There I realized that Gucci products were actually being made, and a lot of clients (Parisians) were actually shopping the brand.

My coworkers and I were told by Gucci that we would never be allowed to enter the actual store, as it was still closed for renovation. They were also trying to keep our visit to a minimum, as they didn’t want to be bothered with us.

But we got through.

We talked to Gucci employees, who were responsible for putting our orders together for the actual store. The more that I thought about the opportunity, the more excited I became. I had never been into a designer brand store, and here I was, in the first shop in the Paris, and I was the only “gucci agent” that was working there.

My coworkers and I were supposed to be getting paid for our work, but Gucci never gave us the money. The company wouldn’t allow it. And we were supposed to be traveling to Milan, and back. We didn’t do it. We did all of our work at the Gallerie Lafayette.

I was working on commissions that were paid for our work, but I didn’t get paid anything for my work.

As my bosses told me, “You are here to observe, and learn from Gucci. And you are never supposed to shop the Gucci store, or talk to anyone about Gucci. You are not allowed to even touch the products, as it is like an open secret that they do not pay their workers.”

So I was working for free. I was only allowed to go in the Gucci store to meet my coworkers and friends, and to get a new pair of shoes to wear to work.

Not only that, I could only get in there once a week, and I couldn’t pick anything for myself. I was even scared to go there by myself, so I had my friends and cousins come with me to do my errands for me.

The sad part was that we didn’t even make any sales, but for people like us, it was okay. We were getting our foot in the door.

As the time was going by, and Gucci wasn’t paying us, I started to really think about how I wanted to start working for the brand, but with the knowledge that it would never be paid.

I had always seen these workers on TV, talking about how they are being paid a fair wage, and they can actually make a living off their work. But it was obvious that it wasn’t a reality.

This was something that I had to do, so I called Gucci, and found out that it was something that the people in charge of my job could easily do. Overall, it was an awesome experience!

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