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Business idea! Restoration of used vintage clothing

In Mexico, this practice is only found in certain antique markets, so the niche is still virgin.


Why?

The “retro” is one of the most important fashion trends. All great designers have found inspiration in clothing from the past. You can say that what happened yesterday is what happened today.

Business idea! Restoration of used vintage clothing
Business idea! Restoration of used vintage clothing

In other countries, buying and selling used or vintage clothing is not only big business but also a passion. It consists in restoring old clothes and reselling them as collectibles.

In Mexico, this practice is only found in certain antique markets, so the niche is still virgin.

How?

The basic idea is to buy, restore, and resell used clothing. Each of these three stages must be attended with great precision and good taste:

1. Buy: You have to be attentive all the time to find special, unique pieces of clothing, whether they are designer or not. If the clothes belong to famous people, their resale value is much higher.

2. Restore: This includes appropriate repairs and stitching, changing the lining, and attaching or replacing zippers and buttons. You also need to wash and iron them very carefully.

It contains a label with detailed information about the piece, year of manufacture and place of manufacture, materials, historical significance and instructions for care.

3. Resell: You may be selling the clothes in a market, shop, or among your friends and relatives. The idea is to become an expert on what you are marketing. You need to show respect for the garment and its antiquity.

An interesting option would be to specialize in specific decades like clothing from the 1940s and 50s, or the type of fashion like evening dresses or children’s clothing.

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