10 Books On Starting A Fashion Business


If you are one of the many people that are looking to start a wholesale or retail fashion businesses, these books can help make your dream happen.

The Glitter Plan by Pamela Skaist is a part how-to business manual, part biography. This is an inspirational and entertaining read, especially if you are looking for key insight on how Pam and her friend used themselves as models to start up their own business. The book gives plenty of juicy advice along the way as you will see how fascinating their ability to overcome their problems with ideas truly is.

The End of Fashion: The book talks about How Marketing Changed Forever by Teri Agins is a book that isn't too focused on how to build a fashion empire, rather it gives you an all encompassing look at how the game changed, from the 20th century to today. If you want to have what one would call a birds eye view of what you will be getting into, I highly recommend reading this book before reading any other book on fashion.

The Fashion Designer and Survival Guide, Revised & Expanded Edition: Start Business by Mary Gelhar is an amazing book for those that have zero knowledge in the fashion industry. What makes the book stand out are the big time names like Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley and others who give useful advice and insight throughout the book.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland is also a great read. This is a biography of her life and come up in the fashion industry. If you are familiar with Diana and her work, this book will help you step inside her world and her experiences, which in turn will assist you in having the insights you will need to create your own fashion empire.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is a fascinating read on this woman's journey to her current success. Her story will inspire the many people that don't come from much to become something despite naysayers and haters. Her confidence and appreciation for her work propels you throughout the read and one can only admire her attitude or be put off; regardless, you will respect it

In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellown is what many would call a juicy story filled with drama, love, passion, ups and downs. Creator of the billion dollar company Jimmy Choo and hailed by the Queen of England for her success, this book gives you brand new insight on the trials and tribulations she fought through.

Fashion Entrepreneur – Starting Your Own Business by Sandra Burke informs you of all you need to be aware of for starting a clothing business via old brick and mortar style or online. Packed with graphs, references, visuals and interviews this book is filled with good information on the current designers of today.

How To Start A Clothing Empire by Bruno Marino gives you a very detailed step by step presentation of how one should go about starting their clothing business. Thrilling read for beginners in the industry.

How To Set Up & Run a Fashion Label by Toby Meadows teaches designers not just the skills of what it takes to be a successful designer but also goes in depth about the business and e-commerce side of it all.

The Business Fashion by Leslie Davis Burns is an amazing read for people just getting their feet wet in the industry. Rather than dwelling on fashion history, it goes more so into the buying process and the seasonality of fashion.