This book introduces readers to the concepts of financial management for the merchandising of fashion goods. Covering basic financial skills needed to succeed when planning, procuring and selling fashion goods, the volume provides an integrated presentation of merchandising principles, mathematical formulas and real world applications. It is designed to help readers understand the underlying principles behind decisions and apply these principles to multiple store situations. The book begins with the basic markup concepts and single unit, three variable spreadsheets and builds the information to complex assortment plans and multi-column/multi-row spreadsheets. KEY TOPICS: The authors provide an introduction to merchandising with an emphasis on retail pricing and profit and loss statements, as well as planning strategy, sales and stock, fashion forecasting, assortment planning, unit control and buying and selling concerns. MARKET: For individuals involved in the merchandising of fashion goods.