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Rolodex: Connect like the Pros with 15 Fashion Recruiters

 

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You’re at the beginning of a creative career right after graduation, needing to pay the bills, or you’re a pro in having conversations and promoting a sense of community before needing it.

What’s that? Ok, so you’re not a pro. You just want to look like Miranda Priestley’s minions are shackled to your desk, networking for you. Got it. Here’s a starter list of mostly New York – based recruiting agency …

links and job boards to get started to breaking in the biz. If there’s another recruiter you’d recommend, send info for review and inclusion. It’s that easy. Happy connecting!

 

24 SEVEN 

Locations: All major domestic cities, internationally in Canada and London 

Clients: Chico’s, Dress Barn, Li & Fung, White House Black Market

Specialty: Domestic corporate design companies, some international 

 

ADECCO CREATIVE

Locations: Offices in 34 states domestically

Clients: Philip Lim

Specialty: Domestic small to mid-size and a sprinkling of Fortune 500 companies 

 

AGENCY THE WORX

Locations: New York 

Clients: Ann Taylor, G-III Apparel, Hanes

Specialty: A domestic, women-based agency that focuses on building relationships with candidates for the long-term. 

 

ATRIUM FASHION & RETAIL STAFFING

Locations: New York and New Jersey

Clients: Jones New York 

Specialty: Small to mid-size New York firms 

 

FOURTH FLOOR FASHION 

Locations: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Clients: Adriana Papel, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret

Specialty: Domestic small to mid-size firms

 

GRUEN SEARCH CONSULTANTS 

Locations: Illinois, mostly online 

Clients: Abercrombie & Fitch, Jones New York, Land’s End 

Specialty: Domestic Apparel and Home fashion

 

JBC STYLE 

Locations: New York

Clients: Burberry, Gap Inc, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany

Specialty: Domestic apparel & retail 

 

KAREN HARVEY CONSULTING

Locations: New York and London 

Clients: Banana Republic, Coach, Everlane, Kate Spade, The Row, Rag & Bone 

Specialty: Domestic and International, storytelling workshops for brands/candidates, annual Fashion Tech Forum hosts and mentoring program developments for disadvantaged women and children.

 

KRISTY HURT CONSULTING

Locations: Brooklyn, New York

Clients: Alexander Wang, Jil Stuart, Louis Vuitton, The Row

Specialty: Mostly domestic retail and store management, with the occasional design opportunity.

 

PYRAMID CONSULTING GROUP 

Location: New York 

Clients: Unknown

Specialty: Retail and Sales Associates

 

SBH FASHION

Locations: New York, used to have an Los Angeles office 

Clients: Bernard Chaus, Vince Camuto, Vineyard Vines

Specialty: Local smaller size fashion companies 

 

SILK SEARCH

Locations: London

Clients: Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti), Lane Crawford, Reiss

Specialty: International. Appropriate for creatives with several years of solid experience 

 

SOLOMON PAGE

Locations: New York 

Clients: Ann Taylor, Nautica, Tory Burch, and overseas clients such as Must Garments

Specialty: Domestic and International. Freelance and permanent placement

 

STYLECAREERS

Locations: Online only

Clients: Wide range

Specialty: Aggregates fashion job postings domestically from multiple sources. Hosts a bi-annual career fair career fair bi-annually in New York, and Los Angeles, which had Ralph Lauren, Yoox Net-a-porter group, Aritzia, and Max Mara. 

 

 

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