Friday, November 9, 2007

Start A Used Children Clothing Business

I specifically like this one as a business start up idea for the discerning African American Entrepreneur. There are many reasons why this a good business to start. The main and the most obvious reason is that children are still growing and if you have children or know someone with children, they outgrow their clothes fast! A common objection to starting such a venture would be that the competition already has a leg up on anyone just starting out. However, I live in Cincinnati and we have quite a few second hand children’s clothing stores. One of the most popular is Plato’s Closet that specialize in pre-teen and teens. They cater to clothing from Abercrombie, Aeropostle, and other brands similar in nature. We also have some smaller independent shops that will only take clothing from places like the The Children Store, Baby Gap, The Limited Too. You get my drift. The catch is they don’t really want the urban hip hop wear that a lot of African American parents and children want. You will be hard pressed to find second Baby Phat, Rocawear, Sean John or Ecko clothing for children in the shop in my community.

This is were the savvy African American Entrepreneur comes in. Lets face it, there are a lot of young parents in our community that like to dress their children in pricey, trending clothing. When their kids outgrow their clothes they more than likely give them away. Why not offer to buy or take their clothing on consignment. You then cater to parents of young children that will buy these gently worn, well taken care of clothing from you. It’s a win-win situation.
For more information on how to start a used clothing store or consignment shop check out:

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