For many years I have planned on opening my own clothing boutique that caters to women who wear size 14-28. "More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese" (WIN-Statistics).
The two thirds of American women who are overweight need to buy plus sized clothing. Almost every single store in every American mall caters to sizes 0-12. This does not make sense! There are literally millions of us who are searching for cute and affordable clothing in our own size!
There are a few stores out there that do cater to larger sizes, like Lane Bryant, but the clothes are mostly polyester and are way overpriced!
Here is what I am going to do-
I am using my retail store management experience, advertising design knowledge, and meshing it together with a love for making women feel good, to make Angelina's Boutique a success.
I already have pricing quotes coming in from Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, etc where Lane Bryant and most other clothing stores get their clothing. Only instead of marking the clothing up 5000%, I will mark it up net 100%. So a well fitting 3x t-shirt in a fabric that has stretch to it, and is long enough to cover what us ladies want covered will be in the $12 range, not $56!
What do I have to bring to the table?
I managed a retail store for years. I have owned an online retail sales business since 1995. I am a graphic advertising designer with more than a decade of experience. I am an entrepuener at heart and love the thrill of doing business. My mother started her own business in 1972 when it was very unusual for women to own businesses, and her positive attitude and can-do spirit comes with me.
I am looking for supporters, partners, backers, and believers.