Trying to sell clothing online, have a few questions?
Okay so i am wanting to start an online business selling clothes but wholesale clothes in my opinion are mostly cheap and fit awkwardly, and not too cute. So i was wondering if i could buy straight from the designer or brand for a discount? Like tills.com or modcloth.com. If not then i have another idea, i do have plenty plenty of designs i for clothing but i can't sew at all so I was thinking could i hire a seamstress and have him/her make the clothing and then i sell them? It would only be an online store btw.
I don't know how this works so please help me out, thanks.
I'm not a merchandiser and I don't own or work in a retail store, but I am a bargain shopper. I have a list of stores that I like and price compare and have found that many sell the same clothing. What you can do is visit other women retail online stores and visit the brands listed if they're available (places like Ruche, ASOS, Lulu's, and sometimes ModCloth (but only in their "designer" section) have this). Once you've located the brands, 9 out of 10, those brands have their own websites with wholesale information listed.
Styles found on online shops like La Posh Style, Ruche, ModCloth, Spool no. 72, Lily Boutique, Tobi, and other sites similar to those can be found here (many times they're the same clothing sold):
* LA Showroom ( www.lashowroom.com ).
There you'll find brands like Tea n Roses, THML, Color Me Red, TeenPlo, and Lemon Tree, whose clothing is sold at the sites mentioned and more.
* Lemon Tree also has its own site Wholesale Fashion Place ( www.ltclothing.com )
* Ya Los Angeles (www.yalosangeles.com )
* Vanilla Monkey (vanillamonkey.com )
* Yetts (wholesalefashionyetts.com )
* CutieLondon (cutielondon.com )
* Pink Martini Collection (pinkmartinicollection.com )
* Mata Traders (www.matatraders.com )
* Luluvia (luluviausa.com)
* Mono B. (monobclothing.com)
* Rare London (www.rarelondon.com/wholesale )
* Very J. Inc (veryjusa.com )
* Double Zero (doublezerousa.com)
* Blu Pepper (shopblupepper.com)
* Hello Miss (hellomissusa.com)
* Gentle Fawn (gentlefawn.com)
* Trashy Diva (trashydiva.com)
* Everly (everlyclothing.com)
* Ark & Co (arknco.com)
* Love Stitch (lovestitchla.com)
* Minuet ( www.fashiongo.net/vendormain.aspx?v... )
* Ezra (ezraclothes.com)
* Corey Lynn Calter (coreylynncalter.com)
* Dee & Ray (draclothing.com)
* Second Female (secondfemale.dk)
I don't know either, but if you ring/contact a designer they might be able to help you. You could hire a seem-stress but they would have to compete with the well establish big brands that get all of their stuff made really cheap.
I don't think it is viable unless you create a very high quality brand.
Hope this helps
Source(s)by George - 12 months ago