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Finding Traction and Fostering Growth in a Niche Market with Ang Castelli, Roman & Leo

Ang Castelli of Roman & Leo is another industry veteran celebrating a 10th anniversary this year! She’s also a longtime Hub member and her boutique is unlike any other at The Hub — it caters exclusively to boys and boy moms!

When pregnant with her first son back in 2010 and trying to prep his closet, Ang thought, “Why are there no clothes for little boys and why are the children’s clothing stores so dominated by girl’s apparel?” Three years and two sons later, she’d become an expert on boy brands and shopping online. So in 2013, she founded Roman & Leo, an all-boys clothing store that she named after her boys.

Ang says boy’s apparel can be a tough market, but it’s her passion as a boy mom (she now has three!) and she’s learned to lean into her niche, rely on her community, make the most of media and utilize data to continually adapt strategies and scale the business.

We chat on the podcast about the lessons she’s learned throughout the last decade, her approach to marketing, social media, inventory management and collection planning, as well as some of the unique obstacles posed by boy’s apparel, such as merchandising and photoshoots. Ang also shares what it means to be a part of The Hub and how she’s continuously learning from other boutique owners!

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What You’ll Learn About in Finding Traction and Fostering Growth in a Niche Market with Ang Castelli

  • Identifying your niche and knowing your core customer
  • The power of community support and local press
  • Target marketing and digital strategies
  • Utilizing data and assessing every aspect of your business
  • Planning collections and seasonal buying
  • Inventory management
  • Photoshoots with customers as models

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Original Air Date: August 29th, 2023
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