Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Making Money In Fashion

From the time I was 19-years-old I was on a mission to make a living from one of my passions in life: fashion. I took a job as a customer service rep for a company called Contempo Casuals (later acquired by Wet Seal) and worked my way up to become a Store Manager. My love for fashion and being able to call the shots was a great recipe for success.

Well, I soon realized that I didn't want to work for a corporation. I wanted freedom. I ventured into the world of eBay and tried my hand at becoming an online entrepreneur. Naturally I was attracted to the prospect of making money doing something I love and what did I love? Fashion.

It was thrilling to find great deals on vintage clothing and accessories in thrift stores and be able to turn around and quadruple my money on eBay. It was even more exciting to be able to buy wholesale clothing from companies like Merchandize Liquidators, sell these products while getting clothes virtually for free. After doing that for about a year I lost interest and went into designing jewelry and painting instead.

Later I went back to fashion retail - working for companies like Nordstrom and Macy's which exposed me to high fashion. I discovered my love for handbag brands such as Marc Jacobs and Bottega Veneta. Macy's was the last place I worked before venturing out on my own again and going into writing full-time.

So, why do I share this story with you?

1. I know some of you are probably wondering: who is this blogger and why does she write about fashion? As I reflect on the past ten years, it's interesting to see how my background has led me to write about fashion. This blog you're reading here is more about discovering your own unique beauty and sense of style - which is something I feel every person should strive for.

2. As an entrepreneur who wants to see others succeed, I wanted to share my experience of making money on the internet if any of you readers or fashion bloggers are thinking of ways to increase your income in 2008!
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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:34 PM

    Wow. I love shopping in vintage stores because it saves me lots of money than shopping in the malls. I never thought of quadrupling my money on ebay though. Sounds tempting but I don't know if I can do it. More power to you though! Rock on!