Just think of the people who sold Tupper Ware, the women you see selling Mary Kay, the vendors you see at festivals, or the food trucks you see all over town.
Also known as fashion trucks, mobile boutiques are popping up across the country.
According to the Los Angeles Times, David Wolfe, creative director of the New York trend forecasting firm the Doneger Group, supports the unique appeal of fashion trucks by saying “Shoppers are exhausted by the traditional venues, the whole world is ‘over-retailed’ to beat the band.
It’s not like the merchandise is any different, but the setting is unexpected, funky, weird and young.” In addition to being flexible with time, mobile boutiques are also flexible with location.
You don’t have to go too fancy with an online boutique business plan.
Your creative skills should apply toward your product photography/presentation and graphic design.
Your time is priceless and needs to go to the areas that directly translate into sales.
You should understand that old fashion investors asking you for the traditional format won’t fund you anyways unless you show an existing profit.
Having a stable income, even if it’s a little bit, definitely makes one feel a more at ease.
In pursuing a venture like this, you could work part-time and open your boutique on the off days or if you work full-time during week days, you can open during weekends.