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.
I'm interested in buying cute chic wholesale clothing, any ideas on where I may start? I know your familiar with the fashion district, any recommendations on where I can buy in discount prices, direct from the seller, where I may get more reasonable prices vs buying from a boutique. Any information helps. Thank you, your time and effort is highly appreciated.
Your best resource for finding stores in the LA Fashion District is the actual Fashion District Blog. They have a whole list of stores that will sell clothing items to you in wholesale. Do you live in LA? If not I have listed other resources on my last Ask Karish Post.
Beautiful pictures. I hope you can help me. I am looking to start an online business selling dog clothes I looked in the garment district directory, but didn't see any manufacturers or fabricators for dog clothing. Please help, I live in a small town in northern CA and do not have anyone here to make my dog clothes. Thank you !
Sorry for the delayed response. For those of us that don't have something like the Fashion District at our disposal.. you can always use different wholesale sites to start your business. Just make sure you have dotted your i's and crossed your t's (meaning do you already have your wholesalers, sellers and buyers license? Is your company trademarked? ETC.)
Here are the top three sites I would consider using to start any kind of wholesale business (even for dog clothes).
Hope this helps!
Hi Karish -
I need your advice about finding a Mother of the Bride dress. I want a dress that has sleeves, beaded bodice but not too sexy. Everything I see online is for a hot 30 year old, size 5 model. I'm a size 16 grandma! I also want to spend no more than $250. Does this kind of dress exist in the fashion district?
I have also thought of buying a beaded top in Little India and having a matching skirt made. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
I have come up with some options for you. While the fashion district does have bridal stores, I don't know that it would suit your needs.
Option 1- Pant Suit with Custom Wrap
Option 2- Dress Options
Option 3- Ethnic Influence Dress
Hope this helps!! Good Luck!
So I took msvvarrior's comment from my earlier "Bras & Bralettes" post and turned it into an Ask Karish post, cuz it kind of sounds like she's asking for my advice.
Here are 3 Solutions to when you are wearing something that is see through/sheer. I know that a lot of shirts are made see through that maybe are not supposed to be.
1a. Victorias Secret- Tank with Bra Support (all colors): Even though these tanks look flimsy and see through themselves, they aren't! The bra support is AMAZE & the material of the tank is awesome! If you still feel comfy wearing spaghettis this is the perf. solution. They are only $15 & can be found here: ESSENTIAL TANK
1b. Bare Necessities- Shaping Cami w/ Bra Support (Black & Nude): If you don't believe in the Victoria's Secret Cami with Bra Insert this Bare Necessities Shaping Cami is the next best alternative. It's not see through but it is firm, & will make you look flawless underneath your sheer! It's not the sexiest alternative but definitely the most supportive. This Shaping Cami is $48.00 & found here: BARE NECESSITIES SHAPING CAMI
2. Shapewear Bodysuit (Black & Nude): These are my two fave. kinds of shapewear. I like recommending shapewear as a solution because they look like tank tops, are slimming, can come in all kinds of sexy silhouettes and trimmings, and lastly they are pretty decent to wear under something sheer or see through.They are only $30 & found here: BASIC SHAPEWEAR or SEXY SHAPEWEAR
3. Essential Body Suits (all colors): For a solution with some kind of sleeve, I like to wear body suits w/ sleeves. The reason half my recs. are bodysuits is because there is an assurance that they won't come un-tucked or crinkle under your shirt. Sometimes that crinkle makes you look like you have a pudge when you don't. Bare Essential body suits are only $22 & can be found on ASOS here: BODYSUITS