In a fashion business, your inventory is your asset. Since I’m still starting out, I have yet to find a distinct brand identity. However, having a diversity of goods has done a lot to help me discover myself as a seller. From Emanuel Ungaro jackets, and runway Chanel skirts to a BAPE x KAWS hoodie, it’s quite a mishmash of personalities. It reminded me of how you experiment with style as you age, from going through an emo phase of band tees and Converse in your teens, to then suddenly being a young adult, transitioning to knee-length skirt suits and G2000 blouses for work.
Together with my cousin, we came up with our inventory sheet. Then, we listed and measured all the items and filled in our listings with descriptions and prices. As the majority of my items are pre-owned, I pulled up FarFetch, Tradesy, Vestiaire, Depop as well as the designer’s website to accurately access how these pre-owned items could compare to retail and vintage prices.
As a precaution, I would do extra research on individual garments to make the descriptions as detailed as possible, especially if it was listed as a runway piece. It’s so much fun to research your own goods, but it’s the most time-consuming task.