Love your fashion. I live in Trinidad and I plan on opening my clothing store in September so now it's research time. I don't want to spend my limited time when I get to LA getting confused, so I need your help. My store will be a small sq. footage firstly and I know some brands that see well here. e.g. naked zebra, levers, lost april, codigo, ja ja, and so on would I get some of these in San Pedro Mart? And do you think $5,000.00 US will be sufficient this one is extremely important since I have to start buying US dollars from like today in order to have enough. Can you help me with any suggestions at all? Anything will do. I am green at this new business endeavor.
Sorry for the delayed response. The fashion district isn't really known to sell brand clothing items (I have never seen any of the brands you mentioned above in the district)..ESP. in bulk. I's mainly fake designer wear. The beauty of the the district is that you can buy in bulk for cheap and change the tags to make it into your own brand. Another perk is that the district is usually ahead of most fashion trends. There are a lot of famous boutiques and such that buy in bulk from the showrooms and stores in the district.
Since I have never bought in bulk/know exactly what it is you want to buy I can't tell you if 5k is enough money or not.. however I do have a friend who just opened a boutique and she said it was about a 10k start up price for her.
Hope this helps.