As far back as I can remember fashion has always been my passion. I taught myself how to sew by hand first. Then when I was in college I used to sneak into the design school at night and teach myself how to use a sewing machine. I started putting on fashions shows to display my clothing and for exposure. Those were some of the best days of my life. I strayed away for a while to take care of my children but the passion…the fire never left. I have worked in the social services field for over 8 years and now I am leaving to fully pursue my dreams.
This loan is special because:
More about this loan
Bailey’s is a brick and mortar showroom and boutique. Bailey’s was birthed from my online store fashionglamorii and now I would like for it to evolve into a store. My goal is to bring more fashion business to the Baltimore area while exposing the community to a newer realm of the fashion industry. In our showroom our clientele will have access to the latest fashion and services including, but not limited to: make-overs, custom designed clothing, styling consultations, and more. Some of the money generated from the boutique/showroom will be used to give back to the community and to our youth in the form of free programming and neighborhood revitalization.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will allow me to acquire a steady location while securing inventory and clientele. The money will be spent on rent, overhead, operating costs, hiring employees, obtaining more inventory and advertising. This loan will impact my life by helping me to finally be able to fulfill my dreams of becoming a fashion designer, having my own store and being an asset to my community. It’s been a long time coming but I am ready!
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years