Finally being in my own space. My dream came true. While the excitement was kicking in, I started signing up to all the fashion events I could ever think of.
At first, I would travel once every few months and slowly it became once a week. I became addicted to all these shows and loved getting inspired by the talented designers. It’s amazing how the fashion industry can easily keep you busy by watching and attending monthly/weekly/daily shows.
I’ve slowly realized that all I had been doing was traveling and buying more and more stock to fill in my space. When the studio was full of dresses I couldn’t be happier, but within a few weeks I noticed something wasn’t feeling right.
I got so caught up with the traveling and getting to meet new designers that I wasn’t focusing on what I wanted for myself.
Do I want to sell other brands?! Or create my own brand?
By attending these shows I was buying and selling, which would make me a retailer, BUT not just any retailer.
I specialized in designer gowns and made sure to be exclusive in Montreal. This meant my boutique would be the only one selling that specific brand in Montreal,.
As well I always added my special touch to the client's dress during the fittings and alterations. During this process I've build a specific clientele.
I was very satisfied as to how far I got on my own and how much I've achieved and yet something inside me was telling me I could do better then being a retailer.
I slowly stopped purchasing from these brands and only attended the shows to get inspired.
"Get inspired but don’t shop”