I am beyond excited to announce Ciao Bella Boutique, my very own personal online storefront! Oh yes, it will be linked right into this blog/website.
As you now know, I have discontinued business with LuLaRoe and will no longer be carrying their brand.
Want to know what clothing brand I am featuring!? Oh, well shit, you already read the title of this blog…
I was introduced to this very small company through Brenda Ster, my business coach, and I have been working with her for years now. She knows her shit. I highly recommend any of her training courses and strongly encourage you to check her out if you do any business on social media (not just direct sales).
Paisley Raye is a new direct sales clothing company located in California (I will never catch a break on this distance thing…). Two courageous women started Paisley Raye not too long ago with a few key factors they wanted to make sure they got right: 1.) They wanted their clothing brand to be all about the USA, so everything is made right here, in our country, helping our economy. 2.) They also wanted to specialize in plus size clothing styles, but done RIGHT! They take special care to ensure the styles they provide are cut and tailored to flatter the curvy body with different dress forms than what is used on standard sizing. So, unlike a lot of other clothing companies who create plus size pieces by just going wider and longer, Paisley Raye goes the extra mile in design, cut and stitching to accommodate and enhance the true, voluptuous, AMAZING, female form.
Paisley Raye offers a selection of styles in their core collection that are permanent pieces. They also release 2 different seasonal collections every year. A Spring/Summer line and a Fall/Winter line. These collections change every year! You know, like the real fashion world does! What was in last Summer is different that what will be hot this Summer. Paisley Raye is determined to stand out by keeping up with current fashion trends and making sure you don’t get bored with their selections. A consultant orders style and size but doesn’t get a choice in print or fabric. I honestly like this method because it keeps all new orders super exciting and gives variance between independent consultants/retailers. Here is the thing though, I have looked everywhere for ugly prints… there aren’t ANY! Sure, some aren’t my personal style but they are gorgeous none the less and fit in with current trends.
Some of the factors that helped me make the decision to join this company was the fact that I wasn’t limited on how or what I sold. I am able to have an online store front with a legit shopping cart/check out process (No more sending invoices!!!). I can also sell other items in my boutique right along side their product! So, my Boutique will also offer a variety of accessories and products that fit my Boutique Vibe, “Dark Side Fashion“. I plan to source from local artisans and vendors to provide kick ass jewelry, envy-worthy purses and incredible, handmade products like candles, soaps and other boutique type things…honestly I can sell whatever the hell my heart desires!
Paisley Raye also provides the images for inventory that I receive!! Do you know how much time is spent photographing inventory?!?! TONS, unless you have done it, you have no idea. Sure I can take my own pictures and sometimes I might get that urge to do so, but the fact that I don’t HAVE to is incredible.
Another huge factor was that this is a ground floor opportunity, no one knows who or what Paisley Raye is (I plan to change that)! The potential to build a team and coach other women on how to make their business truly theirs, to help them achieve dreams and goals they never thought they could is HUGE. So, if you are reading this and want to know more about the business side of Paisley Ray, join my Renegade Bella Opportunity Group on Facebook. I am happy to answer all those business questions that might be floating around in your head, (including how much less expensive their initial start-up costs are compared to other brands.) Click HERE to join.
So, now that you know where I am going and what I am doing with my Boutique, I hope you decide to stay for the journey. In the next week, as I anticipate the arrival of my initial order, I will be showcasing each style that I have chosen to feature in Ciao Bella Boutique right here on my blog and my community group. Want first dibs on releases, restocks and sales? Join my Ciao Bella Community HERE.