How to become a Children's Clothing Retailer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: April 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Children's clothing retailers supply fashion and casual clothes and accessories for infants, young children and pre-teens. As well as trading from traditional high-street premises, many trade via mail order and, increasingly, online. Some children's clothing retailers also sell a selection of toys and small gifts.

Other children's clothing retailers specialise in occasion wear, and stock christening, flower girl, page boy and party outfits or school uniforms, dance clothes, and Cub Scout and Brownie uniforms. However this profile focuses on children's clothing retailers supplying mid-market to more exclusive boutique-style fashion ranges for children. Dancewear is covered separately in MBP 378, Dancewear Shop and Schoolwear is covered in MBP 92, Schoolwear Retailer.

This profile provides information about starting up as a children's clothing retailer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also identifies the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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