Also we got told to do a shop report which is basically going to rival shops like Zara, River island, primark etc. and take photos of what they all have in store, and what price they are selling it for. Just so Topman have an idea of the competition. Whilst on these trips it's good to have a laugh and try on some funny accessories.
Final week i got told to go to spitafeilds market to have a look at some vintage clothes, It was pretty hard to get any photos seeing as they are really against photography and when if the owner isn't at the stall, they always have friends that watch out for them either side. We then went to the vintage shops like rocket, blitz, beyond retro etc. on brick lane, which was much easier to take sneaky photos. Whilst on our way to shops we stopped people who we thought Topman would like for their blog.
Also the staff from the cutting room needed my help one day. The task was to get all the coat pattern pieces and put it on one long rail of paper and trace through so all the patterns are on one paper so they can photocopy it in the reprographics room. I enjoyed this because the time went fast and it was nice to be in a different environment.
On the last day me and Abida bought the staff some Krispy Kreme doughnoughts. (After searching round the whole of oxford street on our lunch break, only to find that it was in the small tesco right near work). We also got Ellie a big Milkybar chocolate bar because she treated us so nice, and she was not only someone to work for but she was a friend too.
I had an amazing time at Topman and i hope to stay in contact with some of the people i've met.