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07-10-2005
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Sourcing ... finding fabrics, leather, findings, trim, accesories, etc.
I have been searching EVERYWHERE- every tee shirt manufacturer from American Apparel to Alternative Apparel, etc. to find a vintage soft tee to work off of to put designs on- cannot find one anywhere. The alt. apparel has one in grey but thats the only color. The american apparel shirts just are not soft enough..any ideas!!!!!???? Thank you!

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Why not just buy a vintage t-shirt. I've seen ones that are not printed and they def. have that texture you're going for.

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I don't know what your skills are but couldn't you buy the cloth and make your own? You can buy beautifully soft stretch cottons. If you're in the UK I could give you names of some of the manufacturers who allow you to buy small quantities in a whole rainbow of colours.

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destress the shirts ur self i know thier is a way it was on the style network

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jeans online sourcing
Hi fellow Fashionistas!!
My name is Carmen and I need your opinion on a business opportunity I was given. Simply, I currently was introduced to an opportunity that will allow me to open up my own online jeans store. I will be selling high fashion jeans ie. Joes, Rock & Republic, True Religions, Sevens, Citizens, Chips & Pepper, Antique, & Habitual. Right now I am looking at all of the aspects of this business and the first thing I want to target/market is the price. If I am to do it, I will be selling the jeans at lower prices than what you will get from the dep't stores like Saks et al.
So they question I pose to you all, is how many of you think this is a good idea? Also, how many of you will actually have an interest in shopping for such items?
FYI, if I am to go thru with this, I will have to start within continental U.S. and if successful then move int'l.

Ok. my thanks in Advance

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Geez, we had those posts back to back...:p
here is my thought: I won't buy jeans above $250, and I'd love to buy good jeans at lower price with wide selection of washes and sizes.
I would like to make sure that the jeans are authentic. There were issues in brick&motar stores, and so as a online store, you need to create certain credibility.
In addition, freeshipping/exchange is the key if you want people to shop jeans online


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moved to the careers and education forum

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28-04-2006
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Try to add some minimalistic brands as well.. So you can target a wider range of (potential) customers... thus creating maximal profit.

Consider brands like Acne Jeans, Cheap Monday, APC etc.


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If I saw that I would think that the jeans were fake

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i dont buy jeans online and somehow i thnk there are just too many web boutiques in the web retail as it is..
on the price point, 200 euros is max what i pay for jeans

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30-04-2006
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reworking standard t-shirts - legal?
if i where to buy wholesale t-shirts from american apparel or hanes could i take there tage off and put my own?

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Consider having an affiliate program, that could give you an edge.

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I wondered the same because Ive heard of people "reconstructing" old levi's and what not and selling them under their old label. So I guess it's not illegal, but perhaps you have to change something about it?

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oo.cuz i would really like to know

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30-04-2006
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perfectly legal...as far as i know...

it's done all the time

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