We are raising funds to help open our first high street shop for our fashion retail business, Our main lines being from the Missi London and blinQ ranges.
Missi London is an exciting fashion brand who combine cutting-edge design with exclusive fabrics and prints to bring customers all of the latest looks for less. The Missi collection is wearable both day and night and includes embellished evening wear, Most of the range is manufactured here in the UK.
blinQ are the Denim ranges. Using high quality craftsmanship and bold style blinQ Denim grabs the attention of every fashion-forward girl. The blinQ Denim range is a hand-picked selection of stylish pieces designed to make a strong impact on the denim scene.
Both the Missi London & blinQ ranges have styles that are 'Celebrity Inspired' in the fashion ranges.
As in our opening statement, The funds that we hope to raise will help with a variety of things in the first important year of starting up these include (but not limited to)
- Property rental
- Shop fittings
- Initial stock etc
- Point of sale related items (eg till, card processing etc)
So far we have been trading via social media (facebook) and also via our own website, Although a large percentage of our sales to date have been at car boot sales.
While it is appreciated that car boot sales have minimal overheads and helps us to promote our business, there are also downfalls to this, being mainly that the sales are infrequent (once a week), and bad weather causes these to be cancelled etc, and of course being so infrequent means that you can't (in most cases) run a profitable full time business using car boot sales. Another downside to selling at car boot sales is that the 'true' retail cost of items sold will be rarely met, so again not really a way to build a profitable full-time business in general.
As in our opening text, we would use the funds to purchase initial up to date, current trend stock, Shop display fittings / stands, the funds raised will also help with local advertising costs, and soften the blow for an initial rental period of our new high street retail outlet. This will be a cost effective retail outlet in a busy (but not necessarily prime) area. I also have a business presence on Facebook to help promote my business.
There has also been a small business owner in the local area who has been kind enough to provide me with a unused display stand that they no longer need :) , but more are needed!
Any donation, however small will be gratefully received with thanks. Please do not donate more than you can afford, I would rather 1000 people donated £5, than 5 donating £1000! (but feel free to donate £1000 :) if you wish) , I will keep this page updated with developments as they happen.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page, and thank you in advance for your donations.
*Images below are indicative of the products that our business retails.
I am also a volunteer for a well known charity in my spare time, and have already decided that once i am in business and making a decent profit, i will be donating a percentage of these profits to the charity i volunteer for.
A Note to any potential established Businesses that are willing to help our business grow, We would very much appreciate your financial donation, we would also appreciate any offers of usable display rails, POS system etc that you no longer need. We would also appreciate any pointers you can provide us with and any tips and tricks of the trade you are willing to share to help us grow. Thank you in advance.