Meet Kate Lumer – Fashion Retailer

Kate-Lumer
Kate Lumer is at the beginning of her working life and with three years experience working at retail shoe stores, she has discovered a flare for selling fashion. Lumer is currently Assistant Manager at a Stuart Weitzman Shoes boutique in Toronto. She is taking business classes and has experience in public relations too.

WHY I LOVE MY JOB
by Kate Lumer
I love my job. It’s a fun environment to work in and I never feel like I’m at work when I’m here. I’m doing something that I’m passionate about.

I love shoes. Shoes are definitely my thing. We sell Stuart Weitzman footwear exclusively in our store. This is definitely a luxury item. The shoes and booties range from $350 to $500 while winter boots retail from $650 and up.

When we get a new shipment in, I love to take the shoes out of the boxes and see what we’ve got in… how the styles have changed from season to season.

I really like helping people too. I feel that if someone’s walking into a shoe store, they’re looking for something and I don’t want that customer to leave until they’ve explored all their options. If they can’t find anything because they’ve got a wide foot or because their foot is too narrow at the back, I can try to order something or suggest different products to help them fit properly such as an insole.

Everyone who works here is great and my manager’s excellent. We all get along and that’s super important as well.

I see myself staying in retail. I love the footwear business, I love the environment that it provides and I love that I get to communicate with people all the time.

Oh yeah, I get to buy the shoes at a nice discount as well.

Published on November 2, 2012
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