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Intern Store Design & Development in Amsterdam

Intern Store Design &... Job... KARL LAGERFELD COMPANY PROFILEAt Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present...


Intern Store Design & Development Job description

At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future.”

Always contemporary and forward-looking, the House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld.

We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name on its door and we strive to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day, with the utmost joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a highly diverse and driven team of KARL family members that hail from over 25 countries. Together, we aim to create meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including menswear, footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more, are developed with best-in-class licensing partners.

We connect with our consumers on multiple levels, ensuring that our online and offline approach goes hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners, and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store, which reaches 96 countries. Our digital channels currently represent more than 30% of our overall full-price business.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. At KARL LAGERFELD we’re committed to working toward the highest standards of sustainability and integrity across all areas of our business,. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member of the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.


The Retail Development Intern will be responsible for supporting the team in the coordination of the execution, implementation, and maintenance of retail design projects. Starting from providing assistance in the development of technical details and prototypes with contractors and suppliers, to providing support in the development of store design and maintenance, the intern will learn and practice a variety of retail-related skills.

The main objective of this internship is ensuring a consistent and highly qualitative execution of the brand image, respecting the guidelines, strategy and timing.



Main projects

  • Technical drawings: Prepare furniture Booklet and technical Details in AutoCAD/Sketchup
  • Research: Coordinate with the team the research of new suppliers and coordinate sample deliveries. Contribute to creating and updating supplier database
  • Shop Drawings: Review execution drawings for production from manufacturers and review with the Store Designer
  • Pre-Design: Assist with Layout plans, Elevations, Sections and Details (when required)


  • Assist with all stages of the Store Development process and participate in meetings (Kick off calls, store opening visits, supplier visits or meetings) by actively keeping reports
  • Assist Team with various presentations
  • Update Smartsheet & Participate in weekly status meetings


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/Interior Design
  • Experience/Interest in Retail Design and Project Management
  • Proficient in AutoCad, (Revit or Sketchup or any other 3D program are a plus) and good knowledge of Microsoft Office & Adobe Photo Suite
  • An inner motivation, strong ambitions and a pragmatic approach
  • Analytical/Project Management skills required
  • A detailed oriented & creative problem solver
  • Very strong Organization & Communication skills
  • An innovative thinker with an eagerness to learn
  • Flexible mindset, positive attitude, high energy, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eligible to work in The Netherlands
  • Professional proficiency of the English language (Italian can be a plus)
  • The start date is preferably April 2022 with availability for at least six months.


  • Working for an international and fast/growing company;
  • A professional and ambitious team;
  • Long term career opportunities; 

If your application is successful, we will contact you within three weeks

Please note that we can only consider your application if you are enrolled for the full duration of your internship at your school or university. Also, due to Dutch legislation, you have to be in possession of European nationality or studying in the Netherlands.

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