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Episode #25: WWDMagic: Spring 19 Trends, Business Tips & Life in Fashion, with Kelly Helfman, Brand Director at WWDMagic

Viva Las Vegas! Before we attend one of the season’s biggest apparel markets, we are getting you ready to maximize your trip to Las Vegas. WWD Magic Brand Director, Kelly Helfman is breaking down everything you need to know from the shows all week, trend analysis of what’s coming for spring, and sharing insider business tips for boutiques. Kelly is a total mom meets fashionista and takes us inside of

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Episode #24: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 1)

The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series, so come back next week for more! Our followers on social media and member’s in our groups submitted these questions,

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Shopify (FREE) Apps That Can Benefit Every Online Boutique

GUEST BLOG Shopify is the perfect e-commerce solution for both small and large online shops that comes with some great built-in features — but sometimes your businesses need something extra to really make your online shop stand out and provide the best experience for your customers. The Shopify App Marketplace has tons of easy to use apps that allow you to add some features that are beneficial to you and

Read More »

The Fall Sandal Guide: A Few Favorite Picks for the Upcoming Season.

Can y’all believe we are officially in midsummer? My guess is that by now you are searching for fall colors, lightweight sweaters instead of tanks and chunkier sandals instead of strappy! While the seasonal transition can be somewhat daunting, we have taken the guesswork out of sandal shopping for fall and included some of our favorite styles from our Boutique Hub Brand Members below!   Find these brands in our

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Episode #23: Embracing Failure & Surviving. 2017 Global Boutique of the Year, The Lace Cactus and owner Kelsey Darby

We know, we’re a day late, but.. *que the bells and whistles* The Hub team was launching The 2018 Boutique Awards!! And holy cow, our boutique members rallied their customers. We’ve had 100,000+ votes in less than 24 hours. The timing couldn’t be better this week, then to have on the show the reining 2017 Global Boutique of the Year – The Lace Cactus, and founder Kelsey Darby of Hico,

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Beach-worthy Brands: Wholesale Pieces Perfect for Summer Time Fun

GUEST BLOG POST With the record heat waves, we thought it would be helpful to recap some of our favorite essentials for the beach, just in case you think your customers are still looking for a small summer escape!   Below is everything from bags to hats, to water bottles!  Some of the most essential items to make a trip to the beach a blast. Find these brands in our

Read More »

Episode #18: Are you a Clothes Flipper or a Brand Builder? The Art of Being Authentic with Ali Dee.

This episode covers almost everything because our guest Ali Dee dabbles in a little bit of everything. From fashion influencers, Instagram, and working for Mark Cuban to attending the market, the flooding of graphic tees, and dealing with copycats to customer service, pricing, and why brands and boutiques need to work together. Oh, and the fabulousness that is Reba McEntire. Get your pencil ready whether you’re a brand owner, boutique

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Episode #16: How to Innovate in a Crowded Market, with Grayson DiFonzo, Founder Buddy Love Clothing

Creating your own clothing line isn’t for the faint of heart. BuddyLove founder Grayson DiFonzo has worked in fashion for years and even owned her own showroom repping other brands at Dallas Market Center before she ventured into designing. Developed out of a need to bring a unique taste to the boutique industry, she saw a need and filled it. It takes an eye for fashion, style, fit, and body

Read More »

Episode #14: Breaking into Established Markets and Scaling with a Great Brand Story, with Amanda Kimes & Lindsay Perraton of Kimes Ranch.

Matt and Amanda Kimes changed the face of denim in the western world in what seemed like an overnight success story. But it took years of work, finding a manufacturer that believed in them, a great team, and a relaunch. It was no easy task. Kimes Ranch was founded in 2009 and today has retailers in 10 countries, 64k Facebook followers, and on top of it all, their coworkers are

Read More »

Episode #25: WWDMagic: Spring 19 Trends, Business Tips & Life in Fashion, with Kelly Helfman, Brand Director at WWDMagic

Viva Las Vegas! Before we attend one of the season’s biggest apparel markets, we are getting you ready to maximize your trip to Las Vegas. WWD Magic Brand Director, Kelly Helfman is breaking down everything you need to know from the shows all week, trend analysis of what’s coming for spring, and sharing insider business tips for boutiques. Kelly is a total mom meets fashionista and takes us inside of

Read More »

Episode #24: Boutique Hub Birthday: Ask Ashley Anything (Part 1)

The Boutique Hub turns 5 years old this month and to celebrate we’re asking Ashley, the founder, anything and everything from business tips, to how she built the Hub, and the dirty secrets about her obsession with tacos and Will Ferrell.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series, so come back next week for more! Our followers on social media and member’s in our groups submitted these questions,

Read More »

Shopify (FREE) Apps That Can Benefit Every Online Boutique

GUEST BLOG Shopify is the perfect e-commerce solution for both small and large online shops that comes with some great built-in features — but sometimes your businesses need something extra to really make your online shop stand out and provide the best experience for your customers. The Shopify App Marketplace has tons of easy to use apps that allow you to add some features that are beneficial to you and

Read More »

The Fall Sandal Guide: A Few Favorite Picks for the Upcoming Season.

Can y’all believe we are officially in midsummer? My guess is that by now you are searching for fall colors, lightweight sweaters instead of tanks and chunkier sandals instead of strappy! While the seasonal transition can be somewhat daunting, we have taken the guesswork out of sandal shopping for fall and included some of our favorite styles from our Boutique Hub Brand Members below!   Find these brands in our

Read More »

Episode #23: Embracing Failure & Surviving. 2017 Global Boutique of the Year, The Lace Cactus and owner Kelsey Darby

We know, we’re a day late, but.. *que the bells and whistles* The Hub team was launching The 2018 Boutique Awards!! And holy cow, our boutique members rallied their customers. We’ve had 100,000+ votes in less than 24 hours. The timing couldn’t be better this week, then to have on the show the reining 2017 Global Boutique of the Year – The Lace Cactus, and founder Kelsey Darby of Hico,

Read More »

Beach-worthy Brands: Wholesale Pieces Perfect for Summer Time Fun

GUEST BLOG POST With the record heat waves, we thought it would be helpful to recap some of our favorite essentials for the beach, just in case you think your customers are still looking for a small summer escape!   Below is everything from bags to hats, to water bottles!  Some of the most essential items to make a trip to the beach a blast. Find these brands in our

Read More »

Episode #18: Are you a Clothes Flipper or a Brand Builder? The Art of Being Authentic with Ali Dee.

This episode covers almost everything because our guest Ali Dee dabbles in a little bit of everything. From fashion influencers, Instagram, and working for Mark Cuban to attending the market, the flooding of graphic tees, and dealing with copycats to customer service, pricing, and why brands and boutiques need to work together. Oh, and the fabulousness that is Reba McEntire. Get your pencil ready whether you’re a brand owner, boutique

Read More »

Episode #16: How to Innovate in a Crowded Market, with Grayson DiFonzo, Founder Buddy Love Clothing

Creating your own clothing line isn’t for the faint of heart. BuddyLove founder Grayson DiFonzo has worked in fashion for years and even owned her own showroom repping other brands at Dallas Market Center before she ventured into designing. Developed out of a need to bring a unique taste to the boutique industry, she saw a need and filled it. It takes an eye for fashion, style, fit, and body

Read More »

Episode #14: Breaking into Established Markets and Scaling with a Great Brand Story, with Amanda Kimes & Lindsay Perraton of Kimes Ranch.

Matt and Amanda Kimes changed the face of denim in the western world in what seemed like an overnight success story. But it took years of work, finding a manufacturer that believed in them, a great team, and a relaunch. It was no easy task. Kimes Ranch was founded in 2009 and today has retailers in 10 countries, 64k Facebook followers, and on top of it all, their coworkers are

Read More »

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Wholesale Apparel Brand

Embarking on the journey of manufacturing and launching your own apparel brand is an exciting endeavor, filled with creativity and the promise of bringing your unique vision to life. However, before you dive into the world of fashion, it’s crucial to take a moment for introspection and ask yourself some fundamental questions. These considerations will not only help you navigate the complexities of the fashion industry but also set the stage for a successful and sustainable apparel brand. Here are 12 questions to ponder before turning your fashion dreams into reality.

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