I live in London. I am from India. I have been out of work for sometime. I am thinking of starting an online business as not much progress with job search because of gap. I was always interested in fashion and have 2 ideas.
I need some feedback. Please be honest, I won't mind if you don't like those products So here are my ideas- 1. Bollywood inspired clothing for kids (mostly females). Would you buy one for your kids?
My dd would have loved dressing up in item number one, it's beautiful. I personally don't like little girly dressing up like item number 2 with her tummy out like a belly dancer, I find it rather sexual but that's just my humble opinion. I love the Kurta tops and could do with a wardrobe change! I especially like the first one.
I think the kurta tops has more appeal to a wider audience and you can easily expand in the future adding to the range.
I don’t think there will be a huge amount of white people looking to dress their children in Bollywood clothes unless it was for a one of party and then they can just shop at any Indian clothes retailer. Also the chances of a party like that is slim compared to most other themes.
Go with the kurta tops. Great in tge summer. £25 is a bargain - i tgink tgey sell them for a lot more than thst in monsoon. The kids stuff would be adorable but unlikely to have much demand. You could advertise tailor made / bespoke kids outfits (posh party types) and have some samples already made up. That way you're not wasting much on stock/storage.
The first two Kurta tops are really lovely, I'd buy one for £25.
My only other thought is that I'd only buy clothes online if they had free returns, I'd far rather be able to buy a couple of sizes to try and send one back. If I have to pay for returns it definitely puts me off.
Hi wantabusiness, yes I'd pay £25 for that top. I'm not sure I'd spend £40 on the dress for my little girl unless I was sure I could send it on. It is beautiful and I'm sure it's worth it but that's just my view. I'm white British. My Auntie is too- she got married in a sari and it was absolutely divine!!
Thank you everyone for your feedback. I really appreciate it
I meant £25 for the first kurta top. Plipplops has a good point about free returns. But that means I will need to absorb it in the price. I have to do a bit more thinking. Many thanks for all your answers !!! Sari for wedding is not a bad idea. Maybe sari inspired wedding gowns
By "made to order" I meant they are made for you to sell on, so you can specify to the factory what you want. So, for instance you could order 2 dozen of a top in normal length and 2 dozen longer length.
For something as forgiving and floaty as those tops, I don't think there would be any benefit in making them to individual customer sizes.