Friday, December 18, 2009

New Beginnings.

Remember October Rains? The brand I was going to start. Well my samples are ready, but god knows why I haven't been feeling motivated enough to started marketing it as yet. It's very easy to come up with ideas, buy the cloth and get a tailor to make it for you. But the setting up a business, working on the website, marketing your product, not so easy. Especially, if you barely have anybody helping you.

Just dealing with the creative aspect and letting somebody else sell your product seems so much easier. Infact, I had been thinking about taking my samples to various boutiques and asking them if they were interested in selling my designs. I guess I didn't believe in myself enough to go out there and convince people to do that.

Today I went to Azaad Bazaar for the third time.After a while, the lady at the store casually asked us what sort of things would we like to see at the store. I really like how they want to take that extra effort to make sure all of us find exactly the things we're looking for. So I started telling her the sort of bags I wanted to see, which somehow lead to me giving her a few ideas on what she could possibly do. She seemed to like them and told me it would be so much better if I just execute them myself. She'll be happy to display them in her store with a small percentage for herself, of course. My Reaction? A grin that spread so wide, it almost couldn't spread anymore (*rolls her eyes*).

I love their store so much. It's not like there's much for me to buy, they're really nice people, so you always feel welcome. Plus, they always give us free stuff. Me and freebies, we go a looong way. The first time we went there, they gave us awesome kaju-katri, second time we got 5-stars AND key chains and today I had my first cup of black tea(which I totally loved btw). And now they're willing to sell my stuff if they really like it! I absofuckinglutely love them!

P.S. I'm going to mail some of the stuff now and show them the rest tomorrow. Wish me luck! :)




P.P.S. Here's a picture of the store and some of the stuff they're selling.

16 comments:

Vagabond said...

good going gal. best of luck =)

Henna said...

awwwweeesssssssooooomeeeeee :D

The Juggernaut said...

=) awesum...
i wud definitely go n check out the store even if m a guy !

wheres it ?!?!

Lavender said...

http://azaadbazaar.com/
Here's a link to the website :)
There's a little map that explains how to get there.

P.S. Who said the store is for women only?

Rishi said...

lemme know when ur collection is there... u'll get one customer for sure...

PS: post the website and da addr on the blog...(not jst in comments) such shops need to be popularized...

Zeba said...

Thsi is so great Karishma! :D You'll be excellent at this.

buckingfastard said...

congo to u....best of luck...and i luvd da lighter...

i miss not being in mumbai nymore!!!

Lavender said...

@Everyone : Thanks :)

@Rishi : I will. and check it out irrespective of whether they sell my stuff or not :)

uglyduckling91 said...

I WANNA GO. :( But it's SO far away. ;__;
Send me the lighter. I'll start smoking then. =D

Scattered Thoughts... said...

You mean they are selling this beaten Activa.. come on.. you kid me not!!

okay okay.. all the best for your first venture.. I can so relate to your concerns and state of mind when starting up some thing from ground zero.. been there done that :)

all the best once again!

Jack said...

Lavender,

Could not visit earlier due to PC problem. Will be back soon to read all pending posts.

Take care

oRange* said...

wow! that must be so exciting!
best of luck :)

and make that 2 customers!
coz im in for sure ;)

Pesto Sauce said...

Hope you find success soon

azaadbazaar said...

azaad bazaar is very proud to have u .....

Nicole Andrea said...

I know am late but still Congrats and All the best!!! :-)

Divya said...

Nice stuff ya... You're thinking of all this at 19? Props to you girl, good luck with that.