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Old 08-30-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: www.CityProcessService.com
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Okay,
So after years of wasting time I have a product line ready to go,for someone that has a great eye for design and fashion but no marketing skills whatsoever...How can I get my products into Macy's?

Where do I start to look, I recieved an offer from a store that wanted to take over the line completely and re label it and pay me a percentage of all sales 8% to be exact....


Don't know where to ask so figure I would start here?
Thanks
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Why not try the shopping channels. They are always looking for new designers. You may have to let them take over and pay you a percentage but your name would go out to millions of people and you could present your line on television.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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I don't think you can sew fast enough for macy's. Stores like that buy in bulk. So you would have to have samples made up and then shop a factory to produce them. Most go for chinese labor to cut cost. Retail mark up is usually 75% of your cost to the store. So say you sell something to the store of 1 dollar, they are going to sell it for 4$.

Smaller shops will sell things for you and take a percent for them. The percentage they take depends on the store. Usually they take 15-25% of the sale. But it all depends on the store and it's location. You should really just take some classes if you are going to be serious about this otherwise you are going to get taken advantage of. Business people can smell niave and will always take advantage of it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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How about boutiques and locally owned shops? Probably the best place to start is local, maybe start your own online shop as well, and as you get customers, go from there.

PS I'd love to see what you have
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