Phyllis Shapiro

  • Graduate Studies
  • Adjunct Faculty
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Phyllis Shapiro is a fashion business management and leadership professional who has held executive positions with May Company, The Limited, Cygne Design, and Target Sourcing Services. She has 30+ years of industry experience in buying, merchandising, product development, global sourcing, retail leadership, and team management and has traveled around the globe for product, people, and factory development.

Phyllis also runs a boutique management consulting firm she founded over a decade ago for the fashion design, retail, and manufacturing industries. Current and past engagements have spanned from line development to retail math executive training.

Educational Background:  

  • MA, Empire State College
  • BS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Courses Taught: 

  • Advanced Fashion Merchandising
  • Merchandising Metrics
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Product Development in Fashion from Concept to Consumer
  • Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • Capstone in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management
  • Global Luxury Brand Marketing in the Fashion Industry