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Where To Buy Wholesale

Where To Buy Wholesale

One of the most important parts of being a successful retailer is where you buy wholesale clothing and products for your business. Sourcing for great quality, trends and price will set you apart from the rest. One of the top questions retailers may face is “Where can I buy quality wholesale products?” We’ve got you covered with top three places to source your inventory!

Where To Buy Wholesale For Your Retail Business

1. Apparel & Gift Markets

Going to market allows you to meet vendors directly and to see the quality, to touch and feel products, and to get inspired. More than you can through photos, you’ll be given the opportunity to see how venders are styling the products and see how others are styling the latest trends through displays. Take that inspiration back to your boutique and put your own twist on it. Some of our favorite markets include Atlanta Market at AmericasMart (visit our showroom in Atlanta: showroom #9 – E319), Dallas Market (visit our showroom in Dallas: showroom 13-812), as well as MAGIC, OFFPRICE, WWIN, and LVA AND MORE.

While at market, you’ll find several great vendors in the ‘temps’ or temporary booth section. These range from apparel, accessory, shoe and gift vendors. Every market has this type of section and is what you are most often shopping with.

The other type of option to shop at market is the showrooms. These are where one showroom owner has curated 3+ brands together to show you in one place. This is an efficient way for brands to penetrate the market in several key areas through trusted showroom owners. The showroom usually has like priced and customer demographic focused brands.

Finally, ask about the cash and carry. Some markets have options for you to buy on-site and bring the goods home with you that day. This is usually jewelry and accessories, but can also be samples of full apparel lines.

Check out your favorite brands on Hubventory to see if they will be at an upcoming tradeshow!

2. Buying Wholesale Online

Did you know the Boutique Hub has it’s very own online wholesale platform? Meet Hubventory! It’s wholesale created by the industry, with your business put first. We have easy Shopify integrations & uploads, collaborative inventory planning boards, personalized feeds, honest pricing, instant member savings, and education.

Creating an account is free and just takes a minute!

Other online wholesale marketplaces include Faire and FashionGo.

3. Los Angeles

There are many wholesale options in LA, but more than likely you’re going directly to LA if you’re into fast fashion and ready to be shopping in a San Pedro area. It isn’t recommended to just buy a ticket to LA tomorrow and try to figure it out. There’s definitely some strategy when it comes to going to LA that you should know beforehand. In the Hub, we have tons of training information, tips, and videos on how to buy an LA, along with our LA Experience trip through Retail Bootcamp. All of this information can be found in our training library for all of our members at the Boutique Hub.

Our top pick? A mixture of the three! While sourcing your wholesale online at Hubventory is great, it is also helpful to create connections with these brands in person at tradeshows or in LA.

Start shopping for wholesale today on Hubventory with a free account!

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