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Ladies! i’m interested in starting a boutique for young professional/ fashion clothes. I get complimented on my clothes a lot and I mostly wear european. Asking for tips, gage interest?!

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I can’t say if I’m interested without looking at some pics. If clothes you wear can easily be found in stores, and I like your style, I can go buy it with some customizations of my own. Would probably not pay you a premium for them.
Do some quick math. What’s your risk appetite, break even goals, initial investment etc.?
Will you provide clothes or just advice? Former requires a diversified supply chain, styles, sizes material, higher investment. Latter needs enough mouth to mouth publicity and then a good internet presence, followed by a reliable source for the clothes.
Hard to do the former with a regular full time job, you’ll need a co-founder.
In both cases, you’ll have to define what’s the value you’ll add to warrant the premium that the customer will pay.

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Haha not really free, once you’ve done the due diligence, and it makes sense to go forward, I’ll offer to be your co-founder and sell you on it. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Love all the outfits above! I love your taste. My only concern is the price point you mention - it’s super low. I think to pull off these looks the fabrications need to be excellent and everything needs to be lined, etc. or it’s just going to be the same Bershka, Zara etc.

European looks are amazing and totally my taste - I’ve been getting similar looks at Sezane and ba&sh and tailoring vintage designer (think those chunky Dior blazers from the 80s haha).

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Honestly I think it’s cause their models and styling are a bit too mature - some pieces style right though are lovely 😊

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I think that prior to opening a boutique, it would be a good idea to create an Instagram page that showcases your style,your outfits of the week, style inspo etc if the IG page receives a lot of traction & interest then you’ll be able to better gauge if opening a boutique is worth it.

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I’ve noticed a trend toward personal styling lately. Maybe start with that too! I’d pay a stylist to find me solid, great pieces that are sustainable and pre-worn. Any recs where I could find this?

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If you do it for the love of God please offer the US marketplace some clothes made using breathable fabrics like cotton, wool, cashmere... so many men’s clothes are from breathable fabrics yet so many women’s ones are from polyester/modal-type ones

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I like this one. But not everyone can rock that blueish-greenish color - it’s picky for skin tone

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#4 Any reactions appreciated!

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Just to give everyone an idea of some things i’ve found super fashion but elegant:

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To be honest, I don’t like the shoulder part. I like clean looking clothes. This one has way too much unnecessary decorations.

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There are places that already cater to this market

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just looked at La fleur, my prices would DEF not be averaging a 100 dollars a piece that to me it outrageous. I wanna offer fashion but def not such a price.

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#3 Any reactions appreciated!

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Love it, except the heels. I would fall.

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I would love to bring excellent style to ladies out there. I find a lot of office clothing rather expensive but also very boring. I like to bring more fashion and this is where people ask me for my style a lot!!!

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Do it.

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