7 Aug

6 Ways To Style a Jean Jacket This Summer

Wearing a jean jacket is the perfect way to add style to any outfit. Whether it is 90 degrees or 60 degrees, jean jackets are a necessity for every stylish girl. Are you a boutique or clothing shop owner? Know how to create jean jacket looks your customers will love! Let’s dive into some of this summer’s hottest trends: 1. Red, White, and Blue One of the easiest ways to style a jean jacket is to wear it with a simple white dress. It can easily elevate your look for a low cost. Wear a white dress and jean jacket with a long red necklace for a great patriotic look (think Labor Day). In your boutique, style a simple white dress or...
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31 Jul

10 Not-So-Boring LBDs Your Boutique Should Have In Stock This Summer

The classic little black dress is a staple in every woman’s closet.  As buyers, it is important to make sure that your boutique is stocked with LBDs that are not only reliable pieces, but also fun, trendy, and appropriate for the occasions that your shoppers are dressing for this summer. Below are 10 little black dresses that will make a big splash with your shoppers: 1. Classic T-Shirt Dress (with pretty ruffled detailing) This ruffled spin on the classic t-shirt dress is perfect for your shopper’s Sunday brunch with her girlfriends or for her to just run summer errands comfortably while remaining stylish. Ruffles are a big trend that we have seen this summer. Help her style this dress with a pair of chunky...
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24 Jul

5 Tips on How to Buy Wholesale Clothing for Your Boutique

Starting a clothing business takes time and passion. The goal is to make a profit while providing your customers with quality items you know they’ll love and want to keep coming back for. But where do you buy clothes at a price point that enables you to make a profit?   You’ll want to know where your stuff is coming from, how it’s made, and who are the best suppliers to meet your needs. Here are five tips to help you to learn how to buy wholesale clothing for your boutique quickly and efficiently. 1. Find a Quality Wholesaler You Trust You want the best pieces at the best prices possible so that you can deliver quality products to your shoppers. Make the process easy for you by finding a wholesaler...
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17 Jul

Step Up Your Marketing For Your Boutique With These 6 Tips

To drive traffic to your boutique store or online shop, you have to make sure you are staying on top of your marketing.  We know you love your business, and you've poured your passion into it.  To be a successful business, you need to find customers who not only want to shop your products but want to keep coming back for more. What works for one boutique, might not always bring in traffic for another, so it's essential to try out different methods to find a method that provides results.  Whether you implement various techniques or start small, marketing will play a huge role in your company's success. Here are six tips to help you step up your marketing for your boutique. 1. Set yourself apart. Let's talk about branding....
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10 Jul

How Much Inventory Do You Need to Start an Online Boutique

Some of the first things you should think about before launching your online boutique are how much inventory you'll need, how much it's going to cost, where you plan to store it and how much you plan to make. Before settling on the number of items for your online boutique, ask yourself if you'll have time to write quality product descriptions, meta tags, and professional photos for every item.  Since you are selling clothes online, you'll need to take time to organize that information so you can move those items fast. Here are five tips to help you figure out how much inventory you'll need for your online boutique. 1. Come up with a budget. Whether you're first starting to build your online boutique or are an established shop, you'll...
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3 Jul

5 Facts About Wholesale Clothing for Boutique Owners

As a business owner, you never stop learning! When you run your own boutique, there are always new terms, skills, and sales tactics you can explore to help your business grow. In this post, we’ll offer an overview of some common terms and key concepts in wholesale clothing that can help you navigate the waters of small business as a boutique owner. Ready to dive in? Minimum Orders Are Important If you’re new to the world of fashion retail, you might not know much about minimum orders for wholesale clothing—but these requirements often dictate your financial decisions and inventory management plan. Ordering wholesale clothing isn’t quite the same as just popping into a shop and picking your favorite items off the rack; you’ll need to be prepared to meet your wholesaler’s order minimums...
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26 Jun

How to Track the Latest Trends in Wholesale Clothing

As a boutique owner, one of your most important tasks is staying on top of what’s trending in the world of fashion! However, that can feel like a big-time challenge when you’re also busy merchandising your boutique, building a marketing plan, managing your social media accounts, working with dropshippers, balancing the books….and the list goes on, right? Well-considered wholesale clothing orders are an essential part of keeping your boutique in business, so you want to be sure you’re making the right purchases for the seasons ahead. Here are five ways to stay on top of future fashion trends for your boutique. 1. Read Fashion Week Coverage The earliest signs of a new trend usually come into focus at Fashion Weeks around the world—the major ones are held in New York,...
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19 Jun

5 Dropshipping Challenges—and How to Overcome Them!

If you’re interested in starting your own online boutique or expanding your selection of clothing and accessories in an existing business, you may have already considered a popular option: dropshipping! In a dropshipping model, a retailer (that’s you!) relies on a manufacturer or wholesale clothing purveyor to produce merchandise, store it in their warehouse, and ship it when the retailer makes a sale. The dropshipper handles the logistics of production, inventory and shipping, while the retailer handles marketing, customer service and website management. Sounds great, right? As in any business endeavor, there are pros and cons to weigh when it comes dropshipping. We recently answered seven common questions about dropshipping; now, we’ll take a deeper dive into challenges frequently faced by boutique owners who use a dropshipping model, and how they can...
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12 Jun

Our Favorite Business Podcasts & Blogs for Boutique Owners

If you’re a boutique owner who spends long hours in the car, packing up orders, or balancing spreadsheets every day, put that time to better use by queuing up a few informative podcasts! There are dozens of great podcasts out there for business owners, ranging from the informative to the inspirational. Whether you’re just starting out as a boutique owner in the world of wholesale clothing and accessories, or an experienced entrepreneur looking for ways to refresh your marketing tactics, the podcasts on this list will help you make your business better, just by listening! StartUp The idea of starting your own business can seem incredibly daunting—so how about some inspiration from real-life people who have made it happen? StartUp is just that: a documentary series covering the challenges and triumphs...
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5 Jun

5 Tips for a Successful Instagram Contest

A strong social media presence is essential to success as a modern retailer, but it can feel impossible to grow your Instagram following in a world of ever-changing algorithms and skyrocketing costs for paid advertising. Hootsuite reports that 60% of Instagram users find new products via their feed, and the platform boasts a much higher interaction rate per post than other social networks. But how can customers find your boutique’s Instagram account—and then make purchases—in the first place? If you don’t have the budget or the marketing background to invest heavily in paid advertising, an Instagram giveaway can be a low-cost and highly effective way to gain new followers and boost your boutique’s online presence. Here are five tips for an Instagram contest that will help you gain engagement and followers on...
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