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How to Start an Online Fashion Boutique

If you love fashion and would like to make it your career, you might want to consider opening an online fashion boutique. Although this will require a lot of time and dedication, it certainly is possible to excel in this business with the right business plan.

 

Before you start your business, you need to figure out what types of clothes you are going to sell and where you are going to be getting them from. While some people create very small stores that contain a few high priced items, others opt for affordable and stylish products that are made on a larger scale.

If you are going to be selling only a few items at a time, you may be able to sew them yourself. If this is the case, you can run your business as a made-to-order shop. Alternatively, you may want to hire a few employees and create a limited run of each size. To produce clothing on a larger scale, you will need to outsource the production unless you have the money to set up a factory.

Some people do not design or sew the clothing they sell. Instead, they purchase readymade clothes from other designers and sell them as is or they add their own branding to those products.

Once you know what types of clothing you will be selling as well as the price range, you need to create an e-commerce site that gets your business image across. It should be attractive and easy to navigate. You will also need to come up with a marketing plan, which may include purchasing ad space on other sites, TV and radio ads, and handing out business cards and flyers in various cities.

You should not expect an online fashion boutique to yield huge sales or profits right away. Oftentimes, businesses will take a loss during the first year, but will start profiting during or after the second year of business.

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Online Fashion Magazines – Getting Started

Are you one of those people who love two things fashion and writing? Do you dream of becoming a fashion magazine editor but some how you think you will never get the opportunities to do this? Do you think what hope do I have to be employed by top magazines such as Elle or Vogue? You think if only they gave me the chance I know they will appreciate my talent.

 

It may seem impossible for you to enter a career as a fashion magazine editor, but the Internet is making this quite possible. The question is though how to do you go about getting your own fashion magazine going on the Internet?

Of course getting your fashion magazine going will not be easy. I am not saying that it is and would be foolish to give you the idea that all you have to do is sit at a computer and keep typing till you decide you want to go to bed. However with hard work, persistence and some tricks of Internet marketing you can pull yourself together with the talent you already have and make quite an achievement.

The first thing you need to be mindful of is that to start out with your fashion magazine does have to be glossy, full of photos and packed full of the latest information. Start humbly and build from there. Start with your available funds as small as that may be. You do not have to be rich to get a website up and running. You can do it on a shoe string simply by doing research and learning how to get your magazine online.

Secondly, decide what sort of format your magazine is going to take. To do this surf the net and see what other websites are doing. You will notice there are some really spectacular sites on the Internet. This may frighten you a little and lead you to ask how you are going to manage to get up to that level.

Here is a secret, you do not have to get to the superstar website appearance to be a leader in the field. Some of these spectacular looking websites are not really all that successful. They may have been able to make their site look great but in the process they have missed out on the principles of search engine optimisation. Something you should learn about as you put your magazine together. A simple looking website properly optimised will end up being the winner.

Thirdly, consider when you are going to get some of your material from. If you are interested in writing this should be no problem to you. Simply again search the Internet and you will find stacks of ideas and information. However note when you are searching for information on fashion you are not just looking for fashion per se, you are also looking for the best way to put your magazine together. Search for topics about key words, article writing and as already said search engine optimisation.

Here is a tip. Join affiliation networks and affiliate with other Internet marketers who are trying to sell their products online. Because these sites want to help you to sell or promote their products they provide a lot of pictures and ways in which you can obtain pictures to put your website or fashion magazine together. In time if your site really takes off you will be having a lot of other sites and offline retailers wanting to give you the pictures you want to make your magazine look good.

As you develop your fashion magazine and find that you are making some sales through affiliation marketing or using AdSense on your site you will find that you have more available resources to do some special things with your magazine and by more sophisticated software to make your site spectacular. The important thing is that you get started on the learning curve and be persistent in what you do. To ensure that you do not become too stressed initially take the venture as a hobby. Meaning be less concerned about making your millions and just enjoy yourself as you learn.

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Shopping for Beachwear at Everything But Water

THE MOST SALIENT PART of “The Richard Burton Diaries” (now out in paperback from Yale University Press and a far superior “beach read” to any Revenge Wears Prada folderol) is not the great Welsh actor’s fabled love of language, his stage fright or his splurges on private airplanes and pedigreed jewels for the love of his life, Elizabeth Taylor.

No, the main thing is the food, lavish descriptions of which makes the Blueprint cleansers, gluten-free Goopies and Fit Bit twits of today seem like total neurotic ingrates.

Page 138: “Lunch today was splendid. Zuppa di Vongole (clam soup with the clams in their shells) and a delicious little pasta called crepes al formaggio. Light pancakes with molten cheese and prosciutto. Cake to follow. Rivera to drink.”

Page 229: “High Tea was a feast. Chicken in the pot with all kinds of vegetables followed by endless cheeses and desserts. Roasted chestnuts. Raisins, fresh figs, mandarins, oranges, apples and obviously and deliciously home made preserves.”

Page 415: “We all decided to go off our various diets and to hell with it. We had mussels to start, dipping into hearts of artichoke, button-mushrooms, salami and other sausages the while, followed by a sort of thick clam and tomato soup followed by spaghetti …”

One begins to see why the late Taylor amassed such a collection of caftans, auctioned with great success by Christie’s in 2011. Along with Cleopatra-era glamour, these surely ensured comfort as she and Burton, whose many affectionate nicknames for her included Lumpy, gorged and boozed throughout exotic ports of call on their yacht, the Kalizma, named for their assorted offspring from previous marriages.

It was just such a garment (caftan, tunic, kurta, pareo or oversize beach towel) that I was seeking on a pre-vacation visit to Everything But Water, a friendly little tugboat of a store that recently chugged over from the mall to dock on Madison Avenue. I have somehow never cottoned (no pun intended) to the crinkly, translucent stock at the city’s reigning source for cover-ups, Calypso St. Barth. But being ghastly pale, I am always on the lookout for something that will protect me from the sun’s carcinogenic rays without looking like a nun’s habit.

At Everything But Water, this niggling wardrobe conundrum was addressed within about five seconds by a nice saleswoman named Amanda, who began throwing over her arm an assortment of forgiving creations by Shoshanna, Letarte and Heidi Klein.

“Not Heidi Klum,” I was reassured, having nervously remembered aloud the supermodel Elle Macpherson’s foray into what is known in the trade, not without some ickiness, as “intimates.”

Each swimsuit, accessory or piece of driftwood I stopped to coo over was also duly ferried into the room. “Why not?” Amanda said.

“You could fit a child in there,” she added proudly of an enormous velour Roberto Cavalli tote bag that, if not exactly a bargain at $475, was at least in theory amortizable thanks to its reversibility from tomato red to leopard.

“And no one does leopard like Cavalli,” said another saleswoman. “No one!”

I approved heartily of the store’s undressing area, a “safe space” in the back cordoned off from the street’s flâneurs by an enormous curtain. Behind this, a reedy, bespectacled sexagenarian and buxom 20-something were venturing from individual chambers in brightly patterned bikinis, to general huzzahs from the staff and the supportive thrum of Madonna’s “Express Yourself” over the sound system.

“Why would you put more stuff around your hips?” wondered the older woman rhetorically, adjusting a pair of garish bottoms. “Not that I have hips.”

Feeling empowered by this sisterly environment, I shoved aside the cover-ups and tried on a cream-colored maillot, $228, with clanking gold hardware at the neck that obviated that always-risky temptation to wear jewelry to the beach. Within its blouson top one could easily conceal the consumption of several crepes al formaggio, and possibly a six-month pregnancy, from the long lens of a paparazzo (or these days, a battery of iPhones).

“It’s the year of the one-piece!” Amanda declared.

A companion one-piece to the Cavalli bag was less J.Lo, more Jane (as in “Tarzan and His Mate”): a $370 deep-plunging, age-inappropriate number that Amanda almost managed to sell to me by cannily uttering five of the sweetest words in the English language: “You need a smaller size.”

The clouds parted. Angels sang, or maybe that was just Sade intoning “Smooth Operator.” Frantic mental calculations occurred. Reason prevailed, just barely.

By casting its customers not as dissolute middle-aged stars but eternal Bond girls — Aphrodites emerging from clam shells rather than digging at them greedily with fish forks — Everything But Water seems to be on permanent retail terra firma

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The Online Fashion Trends for Women

When you talk of the various types of ladies fashion clothing that is available, it is important to keep in mind that there are a lot of options that a person can choose from and there are indeed a lot of researches that can be done on this regard to find out the latest catwalk fashion and girl party dresses. When we talk of fashion, we have an array of options to talk about and there are indeed a lot to look forward to in this regard and this is one aspect that must be taken proper care of by the people.

 

There are various options for the people to choose from as a person can look to get the chic and urban look if he desires and can also get the charm and sexy looks as well. With a little research about the product it is easier to get the facts and information regarding the latest ladies fashion that is available in the fashion world.

When we look around the fashion world we have various personalities who perform essential functions in carrying the torch of fashion forward. When it comes to the girl party dresses we see that there are various types of options that a person can choose from and this is one aspect that has been very well established by the people as well. Lot of options is available as far as the girls clothing are concerned. And you can certainly choose the right option for yourself. So always keep in mind that the options that are available are immense and there are simply a lot of people who are using it.

People of today are very much aware of the fashion. And needless to say, there are plenty to collect and choose from the market. There is no end to the variety of ladies fashion clothing options. There are lots of options for the online shopping and you can actually buy all the fashion stuffs online, if you wish.

All you are required to do is place your orders online through the company website. One of the major advantages that it serves is the fact that there is always an array of options and always refers to the internet as it provides with all the relevant data and info about the products.

Most fervently and refreshingly what online markets and web stores furnish in the segments of merchandising which can never be attained by the physical outlets in terms of display and demonstration.

There are substantial attempts for making it more reliable and equipped for assistance to the visitor browsers by making the interface more expressive and comprehensive and adding options to the sites for immediate executive support.

The online fashion outlets growth is directly responding the shrinking globe. With every percent of advancement in the web communication technology and growing needs for global cosmopolitan fashion one would need to grow hand in hand with both fashion and the web and the blend of the two is magically global.

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Online Fashion Retailers – When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Blogging

The down turn in the global economy and high inflation in the UK is likely to have a huge effect on the fashion industry and particularly the luxury goods sector. In order to keep profitable companies are having to become increasingly innovative in finding way of communicating with their customers and driving traffic to their websites.

 

Whilst many fashion retailers are already using blogging as a very cost effective way of promoting their products and driving traffic to their sites, there are still many late adopters of new technologies and forms of communication that stand to gain massive advantages by implementing their own fashion blog.

A fashion blog is a great way for online retailers to create lots of regular, relevant fashion content for their website. It serves three important purposes, to provide a service and information for readers that will make them want to visit the site again, to help optimise the website and increase its search engine rankings and traffic for relevant key words and to provide a showcase and information on the sites products which help increase the conversion rate. Fashion is all about being up to the minute and it is important that that everything you do including your methods of communications end the right message about your company. Blogging is currently a very fashionable and trendy form of communication.

The use of blogs is just part of the whole social media and online networking that has become so popular and is one of the most up to date ways to market the business. Many businesses successfully use an integrated approach incorporating blogging and social media networking to create a buzz about their products and drive sales.

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Lakme Fashion Week Switches Over To Spring/Summer Collection

Eighty percent of the country witnesses hot weather and even if north India witnesses winter, it lasts for not more than two months,” says Pradeep Hirani, owner of Mumbai retail outlet Kimaya, told. “So it is a good shift. Orders are small, production won’t take much time and as a result retail outlets will get new designs every three months, which is a very good thing, keeping in mind how fashion forward today’s consumer is,” he added.

So this year, keeping the domestic market in mind, LFW organisers had taken a collective decision to present a Spring-Resort collection instead of an Autumn-Winter one during the five-day fashion event from March 5 to 9. At fashion shows the world over, an Autumn-Winter collection is presented early in the year and a Spring-Summer edition in the latter part. But Hirani feels the Indian fashion market is so huge and so creative that it need not follow the international fashion week formula. “In the West, they have extreme summer and extreme winter. We don’t have that here; so what is the point of following their standards?” he asked. “We don’t have to go by international fashion weeks because our fashion caters to the domestic market and that is where designers make business. This is the time to show our attitude and our identity,” he said.

 

This year the Bollywood quotient at LFW was low compared to previous years, making it a more designfocused event. Among the designers who participated were Manish Malhotra, Narendra Kumar, Malini Ramani, Rocky, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Satya Paul, Shantanu and Nikhil, Suneet Varma and Vikram Phadnis, among others. In all, no one is complaining about the seasonal shift, but its effect will be seen in the next season.

 

The Stitch Times is pleased to share what important collections were showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week, held from 5 through 9 March, 2010 at Mumbai, without, however, implying that other collections were not so impressive.

 

Pria Kataria Puri’s Fashionable Ode to Maharani Gayatri Devi

 

Maharani Gayatri Devi’s beauty and style is unparallel in the world of fashion. Little wonder therefore that Pria Kataria Puri’s collection at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010 was called “The Royal Rajputana Collection”. It was resort haute couture from a designer who is known for her striking colourful creations.

 

Staying true to her muse, Pria’s line of luxurious garments were in a rainbow of dazzling hues, that ranged from creamy pearl, smoky and golden topaz, aquamarine, turquoise, coral, red, emerald and onyx which were made from feminine flowing fabrics like silk, chiffon, tulle, satin, jersey and Egyptian cotton.

 

Show stopper Bollywood glam girl, Mughda Godse ended the show in a dazzling slim orange lehenga, choli and net dupatta, Splendour in fashion can only be created by Pria Kataria Puri and her Gayatri Devi inspired collection will be the ultimate style statement for any woman.

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Should You Start an Online Fashion Store?

Are you interested in starting an online fashion store? You might be thinking that it is a good way to make money online, or you might be thinking that, while there is potential to make money, it is just too difficult. Although there area definitely some difficulties and obstacles to starting any online business, including an online fashion store, it is still certainly possible.

 

You have multiple options with running a fashion store. You could have a traditional brick and mortar store. You could run a store online. You could combine the two. In this day and age, it might be easier to start an online store. There can be a significantly lower start up cost, since you will only need inventory space, or you could even use a reputable drop shipper. However, securing a prime location for a traditional store could make promoting awareness of your fashion store that much easier. You should also take into consideration that many more people are doing their shopping online these days.

You will need to determine what types of products you plan to sell in your fashion store. Most stores focus on a particular niche, and target demographic. Do you want to sell upscale, high fashion, or everyday casual wear? Is your target market older or younger? Are they wealthier, or of more modest income? You could sell work uniforms, athletic gear, baby clothes, teen fashions, big and tall, men’s clothes, women’s clothes. Mix and match the various consumer fashion needs that you would like to fill. The possibilities are almost endless.

You will also need to determine which designers you would like to sell. You could even sell your own designs if you have that sort of talent. Even if you do design your own clothing or accessories, you will want to consider selling clothes and accessories of other fashion designers. You should be able to find clothing designers that sell to at wholesale prices, since you are a business owner. There will probably be minimum quantities of each item that you need to buy in order to maintain the wholesale discount.

The biggest downside of starting a fashion store is the start up cost. This will be even more of an issue if you choose to have a storefront location in addition to your online store. If you choose to have a traditional corner store or boutique, you will need to buy or rent a location. You will also need display racks, cash registers, and dozens of other items that you would not need for an online only fashion store. However, if you develop a sound business plan, you should be able to get the startup cash that you need from lending institutions, or investors.

It’s important to note that if you choose to start your own online fashion store, you are still running a business. It is not a get rich quick scheme, and let’s face it, there is no such thing, except for the scam artists that try and sell you on the idea. Starting an online fashion store will take hard work, perseverance, and dedication. If you have a passion for it, and you stay focused, you will reach your goal of being a successful online fashion store owner.

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Online Fashion Can Give You a Lot of Great Ideas

If you want to learn about fashion, you should try to look up some online fashion. Fashion clothes online will give you a lot of great ideas so that you can come up with your own style of clothing to wear to really wow heads. Fashion is hard to grasp for a lot of people. What’s in style today may not be in style tomorrow, for example. And if you watch fashion shows you may end up wondering who on Earth wears some of that stuff. You’re not alone. Fashion is hard to grasp and it’s really all about what works for you. But you can get great ideas by looking at online fashion as that’s where you can browse many different online stores with just a few clicks of the mouse.

 

Where To Look

When it comes to online fashion, all you have to do is use your favorite search engine and then search according to what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re a man in search of online fashion for the summer, simply type in men’s wear for the summer. You’ll likely come up with many bathing suits as well as fashionable clothes you can wear in the summer time to the club or for a date night. However, if you have no idea what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong by just perusing online fashion via various sites. You’ll likely see something you think is cool. The thing with fashion though is that it’s hard to determine if something will look good on you until you try it on.

The Cons Of Shopping Online

Perusing online fashion is one thing but buying online fashion is something else entirely. You really don’t know what that piece of clothing is going to look like on you. You don’t know if it’s going to accentuate your figure, or if the color will complement your skin tone and you have no idea if it’s going to fit at all. That’s why it’s best to look for online fashion for ideas but it might be better to actually buy from a store where you can try the various items on so that you know they work for you. Of course, if you know your size and you’re very fashion savvy, you may be able to shop online and find the perfect set of clothes. For most people, however, they have no idea what looks good until they actually put it on their bodies.

How Do You Know If It Works?

When a piece of clothing or an outfit works for you, you’ll likely get many compliments on it. People will notice what you’re wearing and they’ll tell you so. If nobody says anything, however, that doesn’t mean the wardrobe looks bad on you, some people just aren’t vocal with their compliments. You don’t have to hear compliments to have something work for you though. It’s all about your own sense of style and your confidence as to what online fashion styles will work for you.

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Online Fashion Shopping – A Guide for the Modern Man

Online fashion shopping is gaining popularity all over the world. Retailers with internet presence are offering their clients with more choices through this platform. If you think about it, shopping online is better than going to the store. It is quick and convenient, and it is easier to browse through the different choices available. Some retailers also feature marked down items and seasonal sales for online shoppers.

 

What items should you expect when looking for men’s clothing online?

One great thing about shopping online is like being at the store without leaving the comfort of your home or office. You can browse through various outfit selections and simply click a button to add an item to your shopping cart. Here are some of the pieces you can expect to see from online retailers.

Suits

More retailers are offering suits in their line-up. It is the most elegant piece a man can wear; even some fashion experts say the suit defines the man. This is why it is important that it fits well and looks good on you. You have to think about quality – it should have the right cut and colour, and made from the right fabric.

The most common style today is the two-piece suit consisting of pants and a jacket. As for the fabric, wool is the perennial favourite and is a timeless classic. Wool is crease-resistant and drapes elegantly. It is a fabric that works and looks well even during hot summers. When doing online fashion shopping, look for retailers with custom suits featuring tailored cuts. Look into the quality of fabrics used as well as the overall look of the suit.

Shirts

A man can never have enough shirts. They are perhaps the most flexible item of clothing you can own. Long sleeves are great for formal or semi-formal use, and can be great casual wear as well. The same goes for short-sleeved button downs.

Find retailers with many design options when searching for men’s clothing online. Bold colours are great for suits. Plaid and chequered patterns, on the other hand, are classic and great for casual use. Every man should also have a collection of t-shirts and polos for basic everyday use. Be sure to buy a good mix of classic and trendy pieces.

Pants and denims

An ensemble is not complete without great pants. Most men limit themselves to denims. While there is no problem with that, a modern and fashionable man has other pieces in his closet. Look for retailers with a collection of dress pants, chinos, and denims. The days of having just blue, beige, and black pants are long gone. Spice up your wardrobe with the addition of other colours.

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What Every Man Should Know About Online Fashion Shopping

Online fashion shopping is growing in popularity because of its ease and convenience. The greatest thing about it is you do not have to leave the comfort of your home. You can browse through selections and purchase items just by clicking on buttons. In some cases, online retailers carry more items than actual outlets. These are just a few reasons why more consumers are shifting to this alternative.

 

You will find many retailers offering different kinds of clothes. Although this is the case, not all provide consumers with quality goods. Be aware of this while you shop for items to add to your collection. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you shop. Look for these the next time you shop for mens clothing online.

Fresh looks and extensive collections

Do your shopping with retailers offering the latest trends. The world of fashion is constantly changing and only a few can keep up. Keep yourself updated about what’s in style and what’s not, and apply this knowledge when shopping. Buy from retailers featuring the latest seasonal collections to ensure your wardrobe is up to date.

The complete look – pants, shirts, and the right accessories

Do not waste your time on places selling only tops or the opposite. This will make it difficult for you to mix and match pieces. Online shops offering the whole package make it easier for you to determine which pieces go well with which. It is best to go with those offering you a one-stop shopping trip.

Reasonable prices

Men’s clothing may be more expensive than women’s most of the time, but this does not mean you should buy the first thing you find. Make sure you get value for your money. You can spend a little more on a clothing staple such as a classic shirt. You can use this for many occasions, and getting a product that will last a long time is worth the extra bucks. Look for bargains if you want to buy statement and signature pieces.

Expect to spend a little more for things like suits. This is the most elegant piece you will have in your wardrobe and it is important you select carefully. Quality is important. It should have the right cut and colour, and be made of the right fabric as well.

Style recommendations

The truth is that only a select few men know how to dress themselves – and dress well, at that. One handy tool to look out for is style suggestions. This is where they feature a particular look on a model and list down the items completing the ensemble. For pieces not parts of a ‘complete look,’ seek ideas and suggestions of what to buy it with. This tool will come in handy for those who have difficulty mixing and matching different items. Professional stylists put these looks together and buying the total package will ensure you look your best.

Detailed sizing charts

The biggest downside of online fashion shopping is not being able to try on the clothes before purchasing. Detailed sizing charts are the solution to this problem. This important tool will help you figure out which fits suit your body type. It will make shopping for mens clothing online a more pleasant and fulfilling experience.