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Creating my own design

Creating my own design

If you've read my previous blogs you will already know that I created this website:

a) because its something I've always wanted to do

but mainly...

b) because it's part of a research project I'm completing to get my degree.

 

For anybody new here, I have a question that I need to answer. That question pertains to the viability of a small, low budget brand or designer who wants to start an online store. Now, so far I'd only stuck to the "brand" part of that, and had focussed on creating a second-hand selling brand. Alas my tutors pointed...


What I've learnt: Opening an online store

What I've learnt: Opening an online store

This little store of mine launched on the 1st of September this year, and although it hasn't been open very long, and I'm definitely not an expert or making big dollars, there are a few things I have learnt so far that I will share to help anyone else who is thinking of starting their own!

 

No matter what you are selling; clothes, craft, mugs, flowers, plants, there will be tips in here that will apply (and a few that won't).

 

1. Decide what you're going to sell, and be unique!

It is so important to be unique...


How I got here

How I got here

Why did I decide to start this online store? Well it's something I've been thinking about for YEARS. Ever since I was little I've loved fashion and knew it was something I wanted to do when I was older. I did a bit of sewing at high school though and hated it so left it alone for a good decade.

Fast forward to 2015 and I was 26 and working in fashion retail. So still in the realm of the fashion world but not quite where I saw myself. I've always struggled with the idea of working for someone else,...