The fashion industry moves quickly – what trend-setting dresses and shoes strode with confidence down the runway in Spring are packed for good by Fall, likely not to be seen again. As an entrepreneur interested in gaining a foothold in retail apparel, you face competition not only against the many boutique and clothiers in your area, but multitudes of discount online merchants. Whether you choose to drop ship from an eBay store or more sophisticated eCommerce site, or you plan to set up shop at the mall alongside popular brands, it’s clear you need to stay updated on which clothes are hot and be able to provide these fashions at a price affordable to you and your customers. Involving yourself in trade with overseas partners is one way your business can benefit.
As you research potential suppliers of men’s and women’s clothing, you’ll find the cost to purchase and ship from Asia or Europe is more cost effective for you. If you operate a brick and mortar store, you face expenses like rent, labor, and electricity to keep your business running smoothly. Online merchants, however, have the advantage of cutting costs by offering drop-ship options to customers, and allowing somebody else to handle warehousing of products. However you do business, the money you spend in obtaining jeans, coats, and undergarments should be low enough to allow for a decent markup on clothing. This is how you earn your profits.
Become familiar with global trade portals and you’ll see how many wholesale apparel companies are at your disposal. Name brands, accessories, shoes and lingerie may be purchased at a fraction of what you’d pay retail, and with a bit of business savvy you can get a great deal not only on current trends, but a head start on what the future promises in fashion. For an example of top apparel traders around the world, contact these wholesalers:
David Import and Export, LTD – Germany – David specializes in hip-hop style clothing with brands like Roca and Sean John.
S.R. Garment Factory – China – If you wish to fill your racks with hot names like Juicy Couture, Ed Hardy, True Religion, and Bebe, this wholesaler has the goods.
Minyu International Trade, LTD – China – Shoes and accessories are this trader’s specialty, with brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and Prada available for sale.
Nodus79 Trading – China – Nodus offers upscale brands like Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Prada.
These are just a few of the top wholesale clothing dealers ready to connect with retailers around the world