We’re looking for a self-motivated, independent, energetic and detail oriented individual who is innovative and a quick learner with experience in both retail buying, product development and fashion design.

This exciting opportunity in a specialist clothing retail sector is for a retail buyer with experience in both design and product development, who has managerial capacity to run with this ever-growing ecommerce fashion company.


Combining fashion with business, you’ll be in charge of managing the behind the scenes from the design stage through to shipment. You’ll need to anticipate which trends are relevant while also considering elements such as brand identity, customer habits, quality and budget. You will furthermore be responsible for the distribution of technical packs to the relevant CMTs, factories and suppliers, while also managing samples and trims in time for fittings and approvals.



  • Identifying and meeting suitable suppliers/manufacturers and local CMTs.
  • Negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time-scales
  • Brand growth

-          Market research

-          Trend forecast

-          Product research & development

  • Product Development

-          Design and Vision (trends) research and presenting

-          Sourcing (Fabrics and trims etc.)

-          Compiling Tech Packs and reports

-          Outsource and coordination on pattern development, pattern making and sampling

-          Product supply chain management.

-          Product Costing.

  • Product importing
  • Procurement
  • Pitching and presenting ideas
  • Reacting to changes in demand


  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Design background
  • Sewing & pattern making skills will be beneficial
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter
  • Self-driven
  • Top organization and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail is crucial
  • Ability to working under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Problem Solver
  • Perfectionist



  • Certificate or degree in relevant field
  • Experience in retail buying, design and product development
  • Computer literate
  • Must have own car  
  • Must be Cape Town based
  • This is an in office position and not a remote position.


Additional Information:

  • Full Time –  5 days a week in studio
  • Remuneration to be discussed based on experience & skills.


Please email you CV to


Use subject: Retail buyer with Designer and Development experience

Selected candidates will be emailed or called.

If you have not heard back within 14 days of applying, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Love & Regards

The Romantics


Size Guide

Size Info:

The Original Romantic:

As the Original Romantic is designed and manufactured locally. We use BODY MEASUREMENTS to size our items. We will always try and give a clear description of each item, but items may differ according to the pattern, material, cut, fit and style.

Please see below a standard BODY MEASUREMENTS sizing chart but please note that sizing might differ on individual items according to the fit and style.

Original Sizing:


The Romantic Traveller:

Please note these are GARMENT MEASUREMENTS.
Our Romantic Traveller items are sourced worldwide and are individually sized. These sizes differ on each and every item as the material, cut and style is unique to each individual item.
Please refer to our sizing layout to help you measure as this is how we measure our Romantic Traveller items.
Flat Measurements.

If you are at all unsure about sizing, please feel free to contact us on info@theromanticcollective and we will try our best to help you find the right size.