We wanted to give a shout-out to one of our newest assistant buyers at HQ: Nicholas Sullivan! Nick recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Professional Sales. Nick’s hometown is Muskegon, MI and was thrilled to accept an assistant buying position at our Home Office near St. Louis, MO.
Before graduating and accepting his current buying position, Nick actually had the opportunity to be an intern at a few of our resort stores in Michigan! He spent last summer interning at our Saugatuck and Holland Men’s stores. Although it was his first retail position, he couldn’t have been happier with how it went. He had a very detailed experience as an intern, all while getting to learn the in’s and out’s of our company. While holding his intern status, he learned certain techniques about how to merchandise the store and tending to customers’ needs. The best part- he was allowed his own freedom and self-expression as an associate and was able to be a fresh mind in such a busy store at their busiest time of the year.
Once Nick began his position as Assistant Buyer of Kids & Prep, he went on his first buying trip on his second day! Nick traveled down to the Simply Southern Showroom in Atlanta, GA which was equally overwhelming and exciting. Being able to meet vendors, see merchandise first-hand, and then writing orders all on his second day was an amazing experience. Since then, Nick has continued to get the hang of the buying process and fits right in here at HQ! He is looking forward to learning more about the fashion retail industry hands-on, especially within a family business setting that allows opportunities.
Let's Get To Know Nick A Little Better...
Favorite Color: Crimson, but subject to change
Favorite Food: Tiramisu (loves coffee)
Hobbies: Film Photography!! & Drawing
Fun Fact: Nick is a bomb photographer & would love to have a gallery of his own someday to exhibit his art!
Dream Travel Destination: Toronto, Canada – it’s a big city with a great Arts culture
If he were an ice cream flavor, he would be…: Moose Tracks – looks messy but has a lot of hidden surprises
If he could have an endless supply of any food it would be: Raspberries
Favorite Song/Artist: Saltwater by Beach House
Favorite Movie: Whip It
Three Things He Can’t Live Without: Spotify, His Doc Martens, His Camera
Fashion Icon: Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) – loves his eclectic style
Favorite Place in STL (so far): Tower Grove Park. But Nick loves trying new places and can’t wait to continue exploring his new home!
Favorite Fashion Trend Currently: High-waist trousers, but dressed down. Casual & Chic
How He Would Describe His Style: 90s Dad Vibes!!!
We are all so happy to have Nick here at Home Office! We love his enthusiasm and work ethic and we cannot wait to see how he grows with us!