8 Tips For Starting A Successful Fashion Accessories Brand

Want to start your own fashion accessories brand? Here are 8 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a fashion accessories brand:

#1: Alex and Ryan Hutchinson, founder of Mahiya:

We chatted with with Alex, founder of Mahiya ($87K/month). In our interview, Alex says:

You start a business to make money right so you want to know exactly what you are making and how much it costs. Remember your hours are worth something too.

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When doing collaborations with influencers, I think it is important to have some kind of contract in place as we have found that some of them offer you the world but then don’t come through. Be clear with what your expectations are.

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#2: Eric Morton, founder of Cuff Style:

We chatted with with Eric, founder of Cuff Style ($50K/month). In our interview, Eric says:

All in all, we believe the key to success in business is not being skilled in any specific technical area, but rather being skilled at networking, managing, and motivating people.

Additionally:

Starting a business from scratch is very challenging and I have learned there are no shortcuts to sustained success.

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#3: SiDi, founder of ZipSeam:

We chatted with with SiDi, founder of ZipSeam ($1.5K/month). In our interview, SiDi says:

I set the Kickstarter goal at $2500 with the intention of making each set in my parents’ basement if there was demand. And to my surprise, we raised that amount in under 2 days and raised nearly $60k in 45 days.

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#4: Jay Fuller, founder of FLXCUF:

We chatted with with Jay, founder of FLXCUF ($2K/month). In our interview, Jay says:

Go for it. If you have an idea, embrace uncertainty and make it happen.

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Go for it. If you have an idea, embrace uncertainty and make it happen. It’s a roller coaster, but aren’t those supposed to be fun?

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#5: Alex and Ryan Hutchinson, founder of Mahiya:

We chatted with with Alex, founder of Mahiya ($87K/month). In our interview, Alex says:

Always have a backup plan if things were to change you want your eggs in lots of different baskets.

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