Estimated Salary (in NYC): $59,000
Where to Apply: Fashion Jobs Central, Style Careers
How to Make It: Sales is all about talking that talk, so knowing when to speak and when to shut up is an essential skill. Having a genuine interest in brands and fashion news will help. Keep up with blogs and style mags.
Sales representatives get a firsthand look at new samples at showrooms and meet with buyers from all over to get the clothes in stores. Also, they work on the marketing side of things and meet with editors and bloggers so they can preview new collections months before they hit stores. Primary responsiblities include pitching the products to boutiques and press, tracking samples, and following up on orders from clients. It's very customer service-oriented, but hey, at least your clients are very stylish.