Jake Gable-Preze

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Merchandising
Company/Organization: Designer Exchange LTD.
Company/Organization website: https://www.designerexchange.ie/
Destination: Dublin/Ireland
Timeframe: Summer 2018
Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu


My job at Designer Exchange was visual merchandising our window display in Exchequer st., learning how to authentic/tell the difference between a fake and luxury handbag, change and manage the floor displays, and help customers shopping within the store.


My greatest accomplishments at this store was being able to sell luxury item and to be able to learn about authenticating luxury items. I sold a $1,381 Chanel Gabrielle Runway Sample piece. I got to travel a lot and experience a whole new culture.

What advice would you give?

My advise for future students would be to intern or study abroad. It is a life time experience and you will never regret it.

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