Manchester Fashion On-line Companies by Collette Costello – How to Start a Fashion Company Series

Manchester the home of Kiku Girl, is a hub of high-street fashion brands, companies that have started and thrived in Manchester,  Proving it is the home of creative fashion talent and great place to launch your fashion career.

Many of the fashion brands below became successful during the e-commerce boom of the early 2000s, when fashion shops started to sell on-line.  They all have in common that they sell young women’s fashion, that they buy direct from wholesale and sell to customers on-line.  They spend loads of money on branding, marketing, getting great photographs, often with their clothes being worn by celebrities and have a great social media presence.  Maybe you could start the next big internet fashion company, follow the rest of my “How to Start a Fashion Company Series” for hints and tips on how to do this.

Boohoo – Internet sensation launched in 2006, based on Dale Street selling on trend high-street fashion.

Missguided – Famed for their magical wonderland offices in Trafford Park, another company that emerged from the e-commerce boom of the early 2000s.

Fashion World – The name says it all, like Ambrose Wilson they are part of the JD William catalogue group they sell masses of high-street fashion clothing on-line from their base on Lever Street.

Pretty Little Things – Another label born from the internet retail boom, with a cool name and some great on trend photo-shoots.

Beauty Bay – New sensation in the fashion make-up, beauty world with sell out brands such as Morphe in amazing colours.

She Likes – A less well know version of the bigger on-line fashion labels, however selling similar stuff from their base on North St Manchester.

Lavish Alice – Based in Irlam this on-line women’s shop sells sophisticated, dresses that would look the part on classy night out.

A X Paris – Louise Thompson, Vicky Pattison and Olivia Buckland are celebrities that can be seen wearing glamorous dresses, clothes from this Salford based label.

Glamorous – Started by Kacoo Ducie Street, selling on trend young fashion, killing the 1990s look at the moment.

Manchester is also the home of sports brands Henri Lloyd, Regatta and JD Sport, whilst Adidas did not start in Manchester they have massive offices in Trafford Park.


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