how can i get my clothing into stores like topman/blue inc. or h&m?

i have just started up a clothing label and i was wondering how i could get my stuff into shops such as the ones i have mentioned in my question... one of my friends has a clothing label and he told me i have to pay to get them into shops but is there any other way...?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Your label has to be large enough that you can appear at trade shows and have buyers examine your samples. If you can't produce enough clothes to fill their orders (and you will have to have LARGE production runs), then the big stores aren't interested in carrying your lines. They want to be able to buy in large volume.

  • enn
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I would only add to the above answer that you need to build up your label reputation first. You may be able to break in to a consignment shop where you could keep track of your top selling items. Or you could try a local boutique and ask for a few of your items to be sold in their shop to see how well they do. And don't discount local fairs, flea markets, booths at outdoor local concerts, and downtown street festivals. My small California town has lots of selling options in the form of county fairs, regular flea markets, and festivals such as the Butterfly festival, the Autumn Harvest Festival, the Asparagus Festival, and so on. Earth Day had hundreds of booths at a local fair - a great way to have your product be seen and you can sell direct. By selling direct at these fairs and flea markets you can see exactly what products sell and what products are passed by. Then when you are ready to break into a certain store your label has past proven success.

    Source(s): Getting up my own inventory to start selling this next year!
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