Tameka Marsh is the owner of Dress Like A Girl mobile boutique in Charlotte, NC. Before the mobile boutique, she sold jewelry & accessories at pop-up events part-time. She is also a full time Middle School Counselor.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT:
- She ended up buying a truck from her husband’s co-worker.
- She paid $1000 for the truck. And she only had to put about $700 extra into it in order to pass inspection.
- Her husband and dad did the renovations on the interior of the truck.
- It took over a year to get the truck completed.
- The cost for her truck’s wrap was around $4,000.
- She’s not 100% happy with how the wrap turned out and she wishes that she had done more research on the graphics company AND shopped around for more quotes.
- She has chosen to continue working her full time job in addition to doing the mobile boutique.
- She sell clothing & accessories in the mobile boutique.
- She collaborated with a few other mobile boutique owners to form a group called “The Fashion Trucks of Charlotte” so that they can do events together.
- She has only done organized events and has not yet experienced any problems with parking on the streets.
- Her advice to others is to not purchase a lot of merchandise when you 1st start out. It is really easy to overspend. Plus in the beginning, you never really know who your audience is going to be.
- She also suggests to do your homework / research before seeking out help from other people.
- She believes that from the outside looking in, a fashion truck looks cool BUT it’s a lot of work!
- She says that women’s fashion in sports is an untapped market and suggests to look into finding merchandise for sporting events.
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