Friday, April 25, 2008

Journal Modiste - Designer of the Week!

It is finally here! My interview on Journal Modiste is now live! If you have a second, click on over to Journal Modiste and read my interview. You can even leave a comment at the end (as long as it is nice). LOL.

A special thanks to Amy who runs JM for selecting me as the Designer of the Week. It truly is a honor.

On another note, I can't believe how fast spring and summer is approaching! I'm frantically trying to get my Fall 2008 line out. Believe it or not, even though it is only April I am LATE getting my line sheets out to boutiques compared to other designers. But, I'm just going to do what I can and see what happens. I'm praying there are a few boutiques left that haven't blown their budget for the fall. If they have, then I will just produce a limited edition line that will be available on my website. That is the beauty of growing my business slowly. I don't have a huge business loan or $40,000 in production costs to be worrying about. My manufacturer has been amazing about allowing me to produce small runs on my designs. This gives me the flexibility to grow at my own comfort.

But with all the rush of producing a line MONTHS in advance of the selling season, it makes me wonder when do "moms" want to buy their kids clothes? Do you wait until June to buy a summer dress. Or are you the mom who buys summer dresses starting in February? I would love to hear from you whether you are a mom, boutique owner or anyone in between. How far in advance to you plan your purchases?

7 comments:

Heather said...

Congratulations! And I can't wait to see your new things! Thanks for always taking the time to answer my questions LOL!

gigglepotamus said...

Hi Molly. I really enjoyed reading your interview on JM... Congrats!

Not sure if my input is helpful since I have two boys, but I am a complete clothing procrastinator. I buy as needed, sometimes only a day or so before an event! And if they hit a growth spurt at the end of the season, I've been known to go out & buy them new shorts, etc. in August. One of my goals this year is to be a little more organized & plan ahead a bit better. We'll see! :)

Brandie said...

Hi Molly,
I just found you and your blog on Journal Modiste. Congrats on your interview! I am in the process of starting my own girl's clothing line and website and love to read the blogs of sucessful mom designers as a sort of online mentoring program. I love that you want to be open and helful. You're right, there are so many in this industry that don't want to help others succeed. I can't wait to see what new things you come up with and the success that you find with your own site. Any info on finding a good manufacturer would be great too;)

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