I am really excited to announce a collaboration with the amazing Grace Kang, owner of New York’s Pink Olive boutiques and the talented creator of Retail Recipes, a retail coaching service for small business. Grace will be visiting us every month to answer YOUR retail questions in a new column called, “Ask Grace”. Grace has over 13 years as a retail buyer and consultant in the fashion industry and has worked for some prestigious companies like Bloomingdale’s, Saks.com and Barney’s New York. Her experience as a buyer and successful retailer will help you understand the retail world and how you can get your products into stores. Let the crafty empire building begin!
Here is a taste of Grace’s recipe for retail success:
So if you’ve been struggling to get your products noticed, if you’re just wondering how to get started selling to shops, or want to expand your current list of retailers then Ask Grace. Bring on your questions about how to price for profit, make your line attractive to retailers & how to build your brand or whatever else you are curious about and Grace will answer them monthly-think of this column as handmade’s very own Ann Landers but way cuter & more stylish.
As an extra special treat to kick start our new collaboration Grace is offering an incredible giveaway to Oh My! Handmade readers. Read on for how you can win a “Critique My Line” session…
Enter to win a one-on-one Critique My Line session with Grace valued at $225USD!
About the “Critique My Line” 60-minute Consultation Session
“Do you have a great idea for a line or product but not sure where to go from there? Do you wonder if you have the right product or collection viable to last in the retail marketplace? Have your line critiqued by former department store buyer and current store owner Grace Kang. During this session, I will review your line and help simplify the retail process and make your brand more desirable to your target customer. I will give you my honest feedback on the good, bad and the ugly (areas to improve on) and provide concrete recommendation. You only get that “first impression” once. This is the perfect opportunity to get into the mindset of a seasoned retail buyer and improve your chances of getting into your dream store (and might even save you thousands of dollars!)”
All you have to do is sign up for the Retail Recipes newsletter and ask your retail question here: http://retailrecipes.com/ask-grace then leave a comment below to tell us you signed up. Grace will answer some of your questions next month in her column!
Get extra entries (leave a separate comment for each, 1 comment=1 entry) for:
- Leaving a comment below about why you need to win this giveaway &/or how it will help your business
- Following @retailrecipes on Twitter
- “Liking” Retail Recipes on Facebook
- Tweeting this giveaway (please use @ohmyhandmade in your tweet!)
- Sharing this giveaway on your Facebook wall or page (please tag @oh my handmade goodness)
- Blogging about this giveaway with a link back to this post
This giveaway closes next Friday, April 15th at 12am EST with the winner announced at the bottom of this post on April 16th.
by entering this giveaway you agree to the oh my! handmade giveaway policies
This giveaway is now closed!!!! Congratulations to Roseann of Cute Little Thing with comment #62!!!
Thank you all for sharing your questions! Grace will be answering them monthly so stay tuned for her first Ask Grace post on May 9th!
Grace also has a special offer for Oh My readers! Attend her Retail Recipes teleseminar on Tuesday, May 3rd on how to get your product into retail stores and create a desirable brand. If you sign up by Wednesday, April 20th – you will automatically get 30 minutes of one-on-one time with Grace over the phone! Grace can help you change the way you look at your business and help save you money by referring you to the right sources. This is a great investment if you are ready to take your business to the next level!
Register for Grace’s Retail Recipes Teleseminar here