• Avg. Revenue /month
    $1,761USD
  • Avg. Sessions /month1,910
  • Avg. Profit /month
    $1,300USD
  • Inventory value
    $1,500USD

Business Story

Why this business was started

I began because of my love of vintage clothing and having too many clothes! Back in 2009 there weren't many decent online vintage shops in the UK so I saw a gap in the market. As the business grew and the market changed, I introduced our handmade, vintage inspired clothing line as this is something I saw a couple of US based shops having success with.

The reason of selling this business

I've been running the business for 10 years and I feel it's time for a change. I have endless design ideas but don't have the time or money needed to invest. I would love to discuss the potential of continuing to design for the business on a freelance basis. Running the business alone means most of my time is taken up sewing orders and I feel the business is not able to reach it's full potential however I don't have the capacity to take on employees. I am also in the process of buying a house which is in need of some renovation and the money would be beneficial to me at this time.

What's involved in running this business

Hand sewing orders, designing garments, listing products, social media marketing, packaging and dispatching orders, dealing with returns/exchanges, organising photoshoots, styling.

Time to run this business: approximately 40 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. Revenue /month
    $1,761USD
    Verified
  • Avg. Sessions /month1,910Verified
  • Avg. Profit /month
    $1,300USD
  • Inventory value
    $1,500USD
  • Profit Margin50%
  • Avg. Sales /month24

Other details about profit:When we run a sale orders increase dramatically. Usually busier during winter months (Sept-March). Additional revenue comes from our Etsy store and custom orders which are usually invoiced directly through Paypal.

Total revenue
$58,126USD
Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
Total traffic
63,056Sessions
Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

Expenses

  • Shopify plan
    $29USD
    /month
  • Inventory warehouse
    $1USD
    /month
  • Domain
    $1.67USD
    /month
  • Mailerlite
    $20USD
    /month
  • Advertising
    $1USD
    /month
  • Photoshop
    $10USD
    /month

Sale Includes

  • Physical inventory

  • Logo and branding assets

    Logos, graphics and photos transferred via Wetransfer.

  • Personal support after sale

    Will be willing to offer explanations/advice for up to 2 months after sale. Also willing to negotiate including fashion drawings of potential future designs and continue providing designs into the future.

  • Domain

  • Product photos

    Product photos transferred via Wetransfer.

  • Suppliers

  • Mailing list
    4,500subscribers
  • Social Media
    Total followers36,000subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    I would employ more staff allowing more time and funds to be spent on marketing (currently all marketing is completely organic and cost free via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest). Employing more staff would also allow more time to be spent on designing and sampling new products so we could continue to expand and update handmade collection, ensuring new designs were brought out twice a year along with keeping up regular vintage stock drops. I would also offer wholesale and consider opening a physical store to increase revenue.

    Skills to have

    Some knowledge of garment design would be useful although manufacture could be outsourced. The owner should have a good knowledge of vintage clothing styles especially late 60s to mid 70s in order to adhere to the brand's aesthetic. A good knowledge of the fashion industry along with contacts would be beneficial.

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    Imogen S.Running this business for almost 3 years
    I am a 30 year old female who has been running this business as a full time job for the past 10 years working from home. I currently live in Hastings in the UK with my fiance, cat and puppy and have a passion for collecting vintage fashion and antiques.

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