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Have you ever wondered what it was like to own and operate your own vintage clothing store. Find out everything that you need to know to open and operate your own vintage clothing store.

Our three part series covers everything that you need to know from coming up with a business name and raising capital to negotiating with a Land Lord to cover an event that you want to throw down the road.

Vol. 1

In our first volume we cover everything from finding a good business name and raising capital to negotiating triple nets on you commercial lease. Don’t let greedy landlords, leasing agents or loan officers take advantage of you, find out everything that you need to know, plus tons of stuff that you had no idea you needed to know in our How To Open A Vintage Store Volume One.

How to Open a Vintage Store Volume One Topics Include:

Starting a Business

  • Coming Up With a Name
  • Creating a Good Business Plan
  • Create Business Structure (LLC, SOLE PROPRIETOR)
  • Open Bank Account
  • Payment Processor

Creating Brand Identity

  • Logo
  • Sign
  • Print Ads
  • Website

Location

  • Finding a Great Location
  • Market Research
  • Demographic Research
  • Negotiating Tips
  • Signing a Lease
  • Do’s and Don’ts

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Vol. 2

In our second volume in the series we cover everything that you need to know once you move into your new location. Learn everything that there is to know about hiring the correct employees and locating vendors to purchasing hang tags and building your own fixtures out of recycled lumber. With over 15 years experience in Vintage Clothing Retail, and a proven formula for opening profitable stores there is no reason for you not to arm yourself with as much information as possible .

How to Open a Vintage Store Volume Two Topics Include:

Storefront Finish Out

  • Purchasing Fixtures
  • Check List

Buying Purchasing

  • Locating Vendors
  • Purchase Schedules
  • Trade Shows
  • Product Matching

Employment / Training

  • Hiring Employees
  • Employee Schedules
  • Payroll
  • Employee Manuals
  • Sales Training
  • Employee Training
  • Management Training
  • Merchandise Training
Volume Two Available for Purchase Winter 2014

Vol. 3

Take you shop to the next level by understanding marketing, how to throw events, PR, promotions sales and sourcing. In How To Open A vintage Store Volume Three you will learn everything from merchandising to marketing

Merchandising

  • Store Layout
  • Price Points
  • RETAIL Tips

Marketing

  • Marketing Plans
  • Creative plans
  • Marketing Budget
  • Marketing Schedule
  • In-store Marketing
  • Events
  • Sale Schedules
  • PR
  • Concepts / Themes
  • Trend Forecasting
Volume Three Available for Purchase Winter 2014