“Fashion is a $1.2 trillion global industry, with more than $250 billion spent annually on fashion in the United States, according to industry analysts. Fashion and apparel industries employ 1.9 million people in the United States and have a positive impact on regional economies across the country,” according to Maloney.house.gov. That is a pretty impressive number. Of course it includes all parts of the industry from manufacturing to piece goods. But, still a lot of business.
People are buying fashion. So obviously there is potential to have a successful fashion business. Should you start one is the question. That really depends on you. There are lots of things to consider.
There are lots of people out there who dream of starting a fashion business. If that is you and you think you have what it takes, go for it. I know for me it has been a very rewarding career.
Maria Pesin knows fashion, especially the business side of the fashion industry. Do you know how Manolo Blahnik got his start in the industry? How he leveraged a paltry 3 grand into one of the world’s most famous luxury brands? While she doesn’t take credit for Manolo’s success, Maria has walked a similar path on numerous occasions. The world of fashion is not silicon valley, and it has nothing to do with Madison Avenue marketing. In this industry there is ALWAYS room for something new and exciting, but you have to have your ducks in a row. If that’s what you need, believe me, Maria is the General Patton of fashion ducks!
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