How to become a Childrenswear Retailer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: July 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Childrenswear retailers supply fashion and casual clothes and accessories for infants, young children and pre-teens.

As well as trading from traditional shop premises, childrenswear retailers increasingly trade online and some supply by mail order. Some also sell via online marketplaces such as ASOS Marketplace, eBay and Amazon.

Some childrenswear retailers specialise in school uniforms, Cub Scout and Brownie uniforms, dance clothes, or occasion wear such as christening, flower girl, page boy and party outfits. However this profile focuses on retailers supplying a general range of kids' clothes. Dancewear is covered separately in MBP378, Dancewear Shop, and schoolwear is covered in MBP092, Schoolwear Retailer.

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

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