By Holly Reisem Hanna
Do you love fashion and style? Would you like to have your own fashion boutique, but don’t have the funds to invest in a brick and mortar storefront?
The direct sales industry has made it easier than ever to have your very own home-based business within the fashion industry. In my opinion, direct sales companies that sell women's clothing are some of the best business opportunities out there. Not only do most women LOVE new clothes and accessories, but it is something that every woman needs, and that is regularly replaced, and updated.
Plus, when you’re selling clothes through the direct sales model, items tend to have a higher price point, so your overall earnings are higher.
If you’ve been thinking about launching your own home-based business, and you love fashion — here are some great direct sales companies to check out.
Chloe + Isabel – Do You Want a Fun and Flexible Business?
Featured in Vogue, Glamour, Lucky, and Tech Crunch, Chloe + Isabel is a social selling company that sells artisan designed jewelry. Jumpstart your own business for just $175. Merchandisers can earn 25% – 40% commission on all items sold. Best of all there’s no team building required. Chole + Isabel is currently accepting applications for their next group of Merchandisers.
Curious about Chloe + Isabel? See how this mom earns $50K a year selling their jewelry!
W by Worth – Are You All About Couture?
Launched in 1981, Worth is based out of New York and sells high-end, contemporary clothing ranging in price from $178 – $548 per piece. To find out more about becoming a Worth Sales Associate, fill out their online form or call via their toll-free number for additional info.
Stella & Dot – Are You All About the Accessories?
Seen on Hollywood’s hottest celebs, Stella & Dot is so much more than a fashion brand – they are a social selling company geared towards strong women like you. Created and designed by mompreneur, Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot is a smart and stylish business that offers flexibility and fabulous rewards. Make 25% – 30% in commission, with startup costs as low as $199 – $699.
cabi – Do You Have a Passion for Fashion?
I had never heard of cabi until they reached out to me a few of years ago to learn more about their company. After getting to fully experience the cabi brand, I was hooked! Designer Carol Anderson creates some of the most flattering and stylish clothes I’ve seen for women. With this opportunity, you can earn 25% – 33% commission on all items you sell, plus additional commission on team sales. Pieces range in price from $39 – $249.
Ava Rose Designs – Looking for Relaxed Style?
Ava Rose Designs sells relaxed styles for women and young girls. Earn 20% – 30% commission on all sales, plus bonuses for team sales and sales milestones. The starter kit is $299 and clothing ranges in price from $40 – $86 per piece.
Carlisle Collection – Are You Looking for an Upscale and Modern Fashion Line?
Founded is 1981, Carlisle Etcetera is an upscale fashion company based in New York City. Selling couture designs at ready-to-wear prices, Carlisle offers four new lines of clothing each year. While I was unable to find any information on commission rates and startup costs, clothing and accessories pieces sell for $85 – $500 and more.
Doncaster – Do You Love High-End Fashion?
Doncaster is known as the first clothing company to sell their fashions via the direct sales model. While there is very little information online about this opportunity, their clothes are country club chic and have a price tag to match. One factor that you’ll want to take into consideration with this opportunity is that Doncaster has some brick and mortar locations, so consumers don’t have to go through a consultant to purchase Doncaster pieces.
Du North Designs – Do You Like Boutique-Style Clothing, at an Affordable Price Point?
Selling leggings, tops, dresses, and accessories, Du North Designs has a cash-and-carry business model that allows you control over your hours, prices, and where you sell. The company offers distributor support with a designated staff member to help consultants. This opportunity is available in the US and Canada.
Ellie Kai – Do You Like a Tailored Fit?
Ellie Kai sells made-to-order clothing for women and little girls. Clothing prices range from $50 – $300. There's not a lot of information about the direct sales opportunity, but the company has been in business since 2014 and has positive reviews on Glassdoor.com. To find out more, fill out their online application.
Essential Bodywear – Do You Want to Accentuate Your Figure?
Essential Bodywear sells uplifting bras, panties, and shapewear. The cost to get started is $649 and items range in price from $25 -$250 for an intimate package. Details about commission rates are not published on the website. Connect with a Fit Specialist to get additional details.
Etcetera – Is Chic Everyday Your Style?
Etcetera is a division of Carlisle Etcetera and is geared towards an everyday lifestyle look. Clothing prices range from $95 – $425 with a focus on trends. I was unable to find any information on commissions rates or startup costs, but you can call or email for additional information.
fibi & clo – Are You a Shoe Addict?
Exclusively sold through in-home parties, fibi & clo sells super stylish, embellished sandals ranging in price from $29 – $99. Starter kits cost $225, and fashion agents can make 20% – 30% commission on sales.
GEMM – Do You Love Facial Fashion?
Started by mompreneur, Ros Guerrero, GEMM sells sunglasses and jewelry with interchangeable gems and charms. GEMM is a ground floor opportunity where you can earn 25% – 40% commission on sales. Starter kits range in price from $149 – $299, and you must fill out an application for consideration.
Henkaa – Do You Like Multi-Functional Style?
Henkaa sells convertible dresses that can be used in a variety of situations. Earn 25% – 35% commission on all sales. Starter kits range from $199 – $499. Opportunity is available in the U.S. and Canada.
J. Hillburn – Do You Like a Sharp Dressed Man?
J. Hillburn sells custom men's clothing, such as suits, dress shirts, shoes, and ready to wear items. Stylists can make 28% – 33% commission on sales. The starter kit costs $299, and clothing items range in price from $99 – $1,590 for a suit.
Just Jewelry – Do You Want the Complete Look?
Just Jewelry sells jewelry, handbags, watches, clothing and more! Consultants can earn 50% commission on sales and starter kits range in price from $99 – $399.
KOKOON – Looking for a Brand That's Made in the USA?
Launched by Designer Laine Sou, KOKOON offers bolds prints, bright colors, and soft knits. Clothing prices range from $29 – $154. Commission and startup information can be obtained by completing an online application.
La Senorita Jolie – Is Your Look Casual and Fun?
Are you looking for a ground floor opportunity? Launched in 2013, La Senorita Jolie sells stylish and casual jewelry, accessories, and clothing ranging in price from $15 – $135. Stylists earn 30% commission on personal sales and more if they decide to build a team. Startup kits range in price from $299 – $1,100. La Senorita Jolie is a member of the Direct Selling Association.
LuLaRoe – Do You Like Fashion That is Casual?
LuLaRoe sells colorful, fun, and casual clothing and leggings for women of all shapes and sizes. There's not a lot of information about the opportunity, but consultants and customers are always raving about them. Connect with a consultant in your area to find out more.
If you want more information on LuLaRoe, check out this interview with LuLaRoe Consultant, Angela Bickford.
Matilda Jane – Is Boho Chic Your Style?
Selling clothing for women and children, Matilda Jane sells their clothing line through in-home Truck Keepers. To be considered for a Trunk Keeper sales position, you must first host a trunk show to get a better feel for the company. Once you’ve completed that, step you can fill out an online application for consideration. Clothes and accessories range in price from $16 – $112 per item.
MK Collab – Do You Want the Full Package?
MK Collab is the sister company to Youngevity, and they sell it all, from clothes and makeup to jewelry and accessories. I wasn't able to find a lot of information about the opportunity (so, make sure to do your research) but it costs $499 for the starter kit which provides the purchase of MKCollab products, an eBoutique online business, complimentary hosting, and 30% off merchandise.
OGO New York – Do You Want to Be Part of Something Bigger?
OGO NY is a luxury women's brand that gives back to children in need through each item purchased. Clothing ranges in price from $65 – $395 and starter kits range in price from $799 – $1,499. Applications accepted online for this opportunity.
Peach – Do You Like a Custom Fit?
Peach sells measured-to-fit bras, complementing panties, luxurious basics, as well as specialty shapewear, hosiery, socks, and more. Earn as much as 30% on personal sales and additional commission on team commissions. Startup kit is $250, and Peach has been featured on Fox, ABC, Tech Style, and The Boston Globe.
Ruby Ribbon – Do You Love Clothes That Make Your Feel Good?
Selling clothing options that make women feel good, Ruby Ribbon sells tees, tunics, tops, leggings, maxi shirts as well as shapewear. Products range in price from $39 – $69. Starter kits begin at $199 and Independent Stylists make 40% commission on each sale.
TuVous – Do You Like Budget-Friendly Fashion?
TuVous has been a direct sales company since September of 2015. In September of 2016, they bought the direct sales company, Ava Gray Direct. Thier products are budget-friendly and generally cost between $5 and $35. Consultants are paid weekly and can earn 20% to 55% commission on sales. Starter kits range in price from $49 to $599.
Avon – Love Beauty and Fashion?
While typically thought of as beauty company, Avon also sells a wide variety of jewelry and fashion items! Avon Representatives earn 40% on sales in your first six orders. Starter kits range in price from $25 – $100. As a leader in beauty, anti-aging skincare, and fragrances, they make it easy for you to join, sell and succeed.
Agnes & Dora – Do You Love Confidence and Comfort?
Launched in 2014, Agnes & Dora focuses on fashion-forward trends that are created in the USA. Their designs and line have been compared to LuLaRoe, with leggings, tunics, and dresses. There's not a lot of information about this opportunity online, so if you're interested in learning more you can request information on their website.
Buskins – Do You Love Soft, Printed Leggings?
Launched in 2014, Buskins is a company that sells printed leggings and tops for women and young girls. According to their website, they grossed 1.5 million in their first year with 7,000 affiliates. You can join the opportunity for $9.99 – $99.99 and you can become a master affiliate for an additional $14.95 a month which includes a website. Affiliates earn 25% – 30% commission on sales.
ndulge – Do You Live in Leggings?
ndulge sells printed leggings and active wear for women and little girls. The cost to join ranges in price from $98 to $598. I wasn't able to find much more on the business opportunity, so if you're interested you'll need to contact them directly.
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Please note that while all companies listed are believed to be legit, you must do your due diligence and research the company and opportunity extensively for yourself. While commission percentages have been researched, they are subject to change at any time – please see individual sites for full details.
This post was orginally published on May 2, 2013.
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