ArticlesBlog Things I learnt since I started my own fashion business | Justine Leconte September 8, 2019100 Related posts: The Scariest Moments in Business as an Entrepreneur How to Improve Your Sales Process and Increase Business 12 Reasons Why Smart People Fail in Business The Business Plan | How to Start Your Fashion Company® Related tags : and Business Advice business of fashion business tips creative careers entepreneur how to start Entrepreneur Advice entrepreneur girl Entrepreneur Motivation Entrepreneurs entrepreneurship motivation fashion blogger fashion brand online fashion business fashion career fashion company fashion design fashion designer fashion entrepreneur fashion label fashion line fashion startup how to build a fashion brand how to create a fashion brand justine leconte the you Post navigation Previous Article Business Checking Accounts for Real Estate Investing Next Article WHEN LIFE BREAKS YOU | Steve Harvey Motivational Speech On Success Comments (100) July 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm Hi everyone! If you have a business idea / young company and you would like feedback from other viewers & from me, feel free to share it here! 😘 Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:11 am I could start a business except im lazy. Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:32 am Hi Justine, thank you for this video. I'm just starting out with my business and I think I'm in the phase of a lot of experimentation. It's fun and frustrating and exciting and a lot of work 😉 . Thank you for your story, it's inspiring! Reply July 6, 2017 at 7:23 am I don't know what you did differently about this video but your hair looks very dark and in combination with the black shirt it highlights your eyes and skintone so much. 🙂 Reply July 6, 2017 at 8:42 am Wow that blue background suits you so so much! Makes your eyes stand out in the most beautiful way! Thank you so much for this video, really helpful and encouraging. Reply July 6, 2017 at 9:04 am Very helpful business advices. I am a crafter , I make mixed media objects decoupage photo frames , boxes .. etc I am planning to take my hobby to my own business , should I start online store ? How to market ? Pls help Reply July 6, 2017 at 9:06 am thanks Justine! you're an inspiration. I always check ur channel especially wed and Sunday. like this video as I also want to be an entrepreneur. – love from Zel of Adelaide Australia Reply July 6, 2017 at 9:07 am Hi Justine, I work as a software developer, I develop apps for other companies, but I would like to lunch my own product.Between manny ideas that come and go, I have one idea for the app that sticked with me for a few years. It’s an app that I would personally like to use, an app that could make people a bit more happier and a word a tiny bit better place 🙂 It’s something I would be proud of to lunch. But I am struggling with two basic things: – it’s an app that heavily depends on users – I would have to reach many users in a short time. – pricing – I would like to keep it free so that users who don’t have money can still use it and benefit from it, but in the same time of course I need money for all the costs. There could be space to get money from the marketing (if 1st step triggers enough users) but I would like to avoid bombarding my users with commercials. I know it’s not directly your field, but maybe you have some advice for me 🙂 Reply July 6, 2017 at 10:16 am You're so fashionable when you talk 😀 good tips btw Reply July 6, 2017 at 11:06 am this video was very inspirational.i love the ring you wearingi am a creative person thats where my passion liesi live in South Africa Cape Town is my city of residencebecause we a developin country great place to be an entrepeneur.i was a beauty therapist became self employed was tough thenwas going well onto getting good but left it to go to UK for the life experiencesand worked in a prestigious spa in Dubaicame back yo my country and was out if love with beauty theraphy. thats the reason i see now why i left my beauty business in S A.started working or dabbling in making organic hair oils and face creams.i love bespoke things in life thats why i started watching you channel the tips was awesome bec i get my clothes made for me by a local seamstress i bought my own sewing machine to stitch my own p.j.sbut my latest passion i see is Jewellery.i will immeduately focus on an exceptional piece like your ring in this videoin 2016 i went to abroad and got more inspired to buy and sell online jewellery in my countryi am plannning to start but feeling abit apprehensive taking that first stepthank you for the inspiration. Reply July 6, 2017 at 11:26 am I love this business video as much as the creativity ones and I hope you can create both in the future too. It really helps a lot as I realized no matter how talented you are in the creative field in the end you need to deal with these business procedures. Thumbs up! Reply July 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm Thank you for making this video. I'm only at the very beginning of trying to start my business, but this has given me a few things to consider earlier rather than later. Lovely video as usual. <3 Reply July 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm This background looks beautiful. It compliments your eyes and makes your skin look bright and fresh. Love it! Reply July 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm thank you so much. am currently doing my fashion design diploma and the thought of what to do afterwards is absolutely intimidating, but you help me paint a picture. <3 and you are lovely and stunning. love from Egypt Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm New background is awesome! It complements your eyes and skintone perfectly! Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm Zen proverb: The work will teach you how to do it.My take on it: Be an attentive, diligent student of your work so that it can teach you well.Thanks for an excellent tutorial, Justine. Doc Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm justine could you give us the link to your website? I just fpund out about you having a business!! <3 Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm could you make a video talking about your studies, your experience in marketing and maybe some recommendations of books/ material to learn about your areas of marketing? Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm Hi Justine. 😊 You're always on point! I'm a new fan from Philippines. Reply July 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm Greetings from the Philippines! Not a fashion designer here, but your educational channel got me hooked! Reply July 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm Omg 🙁 I wish I had your advice when I was younger. Reply July 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm ❤ Reply July 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm hi justine! do you think you could do a video about swimsuits for different body types? i love your videos. x Reply July 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm I love you!I could listen to you for hours!😄 Reply July 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm Hi Justine! New subscriber here, I binge watching pretty much all of your videos in the last 24h ahahaha I could be wrong, but you never really talk about shops where find good quality clothes. I saw your video about how to tell apart a cheap one from a good one, but if you have the time, could you indicate me a list of shops where quality is pretty much a must? thanks! 💕 Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm Thanks Justine 🙂 I really love watching your videos, you are lovely, clear and powerful to listen to. Passez une très bonne journée 🙂 Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm Merci, Justine. That was very informative and supportive at the same time. I am a one-woman show doing custom wear coutures and yes i know the feeling of the tunnel with no light at the end. So totally appreciate your encouraging words and i will keep on hustling 😘 Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm Un énorme merci pour tes vidéos ! 😊 Un petit coucou depuis Berlin ! Reply July 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm I'm in gr10 and i take business and tbh i agree with everything you said and I'm planning to start up my own business…very encouraging video!and I wish you always stay successful in future!:) Reply July 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm This is a really nice candid video Justine that im sure will be super inspiring to those starting a business! I actually advise businesses in supply chain and sourcing. I usually work with very big companies, including in fashion, but also have worked with some startups in my spare time. I'd be happy to give you some tips if you need help. Keep it up, great job! Reply July 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm no French series anymore? Reply July 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm Justine, i love your channel! If you're ever in Heidelberg, I'd love to meet you and hang out! 🎀 Reply July 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm This was so informative and valuable. Thank you for the for sharing your knowledge and experiences. My son is a graphic artist/designer working from home.. He needs to watch this video Reply July 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm she looks so pretty in this vid Reply July 7, 2017 at 2:00 am What is your business? What is your background? Did you start alone? Do you work in a team? Reply July 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm the best you've looked in all ur videos …pls IN LOVE WITH UR RING Reply July 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm Hi, Justine. I love your videos. Like others have said, I feel like I learn something new with each one. I was wondering if you could do a video on languages and fashion. Since you're French, make videos in English and live and work in Berlin, I think it would be great to get your perspective on the subject. Thanks and keep up the great work 🙂 Reply July 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm Your videos are so interesting and informative! I mean YOU ARE so interesting and knowledgeable and likable, I am completely hooked to your channel, I watch it every evening. 😘 Reply July 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm nice Reply July 7, 2017 at 9:25 pm Hi, Justine: Are you still using your bullet journal? I'd like to see how you worked it out for yourself. Reply July 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm Excellent advice, and I agree 100%! My husband and I started our own business 21 years ago, and it (and we!) are still going strong. Yes, there have been rough patches, but that happens in any industry/business, whether you're self-employed or no. Luckily for us, before we started our own business, I did the book work/accounting at a couple of different companies as part of my administrative duties in the jobs I had while I worked my way through college, so I can pretty much handle all our accounting. 🙂 When you start your own business, it's an opportunity to apply every single thing you've ever learned…and you have to be willing to continue to learn and adapt, as you point out. Reply July 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm A very helpful business video, Justine and whilst I'm not in the fashion industry, I think the principles apply to any business.If I may I'd like to share my website and would be pleased to get some constructive comments. I am a fully qualified Aromatherapist providing therapy to help benefit many situations and conditions, hopefully, but have not been good at marketing so far. However, I am trying to improve! Many thanks – www.rosaroma.co.uk Reply July 8, 2017 at 12:37 am Such good information . I think a lot of artists have a hard time combining art and commerce. That is where you can get tripped up and you need to market your product. I do think the free social media has made it easier for more of us to be known. So much different than years ago, where you had to pay for it all. We should all take advantage of the minimal or no cost of it. Thank you. Reply July 8, 2017 at 8:31 am Hey Justine!! Tank you so much for always providing a good fashion education. I'm interested as a male in learning more about fashion that applies to me. I've always tried to take your tips and apply them to my own fashion sense, but you had such an intuition that I'd be fascinated to learn your thoughts. Would you ever be interested in providing a set of videos geared towards a male audience? Reply July 8, 2017 at 11:43 am Thank you Justine! My husband and I have a small school ( in china) this is our 3rd year as a full time business, it started as a part time thing,i agree with all your advices 👍🏻 im glad to say we are doing well but still is great to hear from other entrepreneurs experiences. Reply July 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm Hi Justine. Thanks for sharing the knowledge and experiences you have. I love to watch all your videos. They are well research and great in explanation. Somehow, i wish i could know things about make up or skin care tips from you 😀 Good luck. Can't wait the new videos day to day Reply July 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm I have to agree with all the pro-background comments even though it's totally an aside from the actual content of the video. It's really a WOW factor. This color makes your eyes come alive and is very pleasing. Since you often wear dark colors in the video and are typically in front of a dark background, the difference is dramatic and it's all good. Thanks for the video. . .I especially love hearing that you're not good at patience. hahahaha gives me hope for my own future :p Reply July 8, 2017 at 6:17 pm So glad I found you! My husband loves the changes you've caused in my life – I thought I was changing for me! I've always loved fashion. I cant' say you've showed this old dog new tricks, but you have brought it all together. I was really needing some help. I love your fresh honest presentation with its clear direction. What is new to me is having an interpretation of high fashion collections. That video was my favourite looking forward to learning more.<3 Reply July 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm لكل عشاق تصميم الازياء سعدونى اكبر الجروب دا.. الجروب دا لكل واحد بيصمم او https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rahmaaa/let's learn and share our designs and thoughts نفسوا يتعلم علشان نشارك بعض و نتعلم من بعض .فضلا و ليس امراto all the people who love fashion designing join me <3 My name is Rahma El Khalily <3 Reply July 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm You are beautiful, intelligent and natural 🙂 Reply July 9, 2017 at 12:52 am I am an illustrator, still in school, a single mom, and still living with my mom. I want to get my business up and running, i want to start earning money, but I have so many other responsibilities taking up my time! I just don't know what to do! Reply July 9, 2017 at 3:57 am Thank you could we please get more marketing advice how to market our products to the right people and customer Reply July 9, 2017 at 5:59 am Hope to buy something from your shop one day! Reply July 10, 2017 at 3:15 am Merci Justine! You are an inspiration. Reply July 10, 2017 at 3:43 am Hi Justine, thank you for the video.. this is just what I needed, I am planning to start a food business from home and, like u said, listening to good advice over and over helps.. thanks again and I love your videos 😍👍 Reply July 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm Loved the advice, the nail paint and the lip colour. Reply July 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm This was so helpful. Thanks for sharing. I still have a lot to learn. It's tough. Reply July 14, 2017 at 12:41 am Great! You started writing which lipstick you're wearing. I guess I asked enough times hehe 🙂 BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NAIL POLISH?? It's gorgeous! Reply July 14, 2017 at 4:26 am beautiful blue eyes. Reply July 14, 2017 at 9:01 am very beautiful picture!! colors) Reply July 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm YES! Following your heart is strategic and careful! I stopped working to complete my memoir, and now I am working on a children's book. My husband and I PINCH PINCH PINCH. But boy is it worth it!! Justine Leconte, as soon as I can, that brown wrap skirt on your site is mine!!!! Reply July 22, 2017 at 12:39 am Justine, I am short waisted and find it difficult at time to put outfits together…can you help? Reply July 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm Educational; Reply July 25, 2017 at 1:42 am Hi everyone! i'm a physiotherapist from Chile. I started my business over a year ago, it's a collective of physiotherapist that gives one-on-one attention, focusing on the preference and need of every person, providing an innovative approach . I moved to a city (away from the capital) with my fiancée to be able to offer; this new vision of treatment to people that don't live and/or can’t travel to the capital and stay there for a month in therapy. i will appreciate if you can like the fb page of my business https://www.facebook.com/corphysis/ The name "CorPhysis" born from Cor (short for cuore, <heart in italian>) and "physis" (nature in greek), because we feel to be able to heal properly we need to be as close to nature as possible, something that has been lost with time, allowing nature to be the center of your healing process. Reply July 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm Good video! Reply August 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm Such great advice! Thank you, Justine! Reply August 17, 2017 at 1:23 am Thanks! Good advice. Reply August 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm Excellent video with superb info Justine!! I am/was an entrepreneur starting 1990 until I suspended my biz for family reasons in 2010, however, EVERYTHING you said was 100% spot on!! 👍👍👍 Reply September 3, 2017 at 11:30 pm Great video! You have this great quality with making whatever the topic at the moment accessible and relatable! Thanks for sharing!! Reply September 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm Thanks for this video. I have started a business after working 27 years in the corporate environment so this is all frightening and frustrating for me. So this was very helpful. Reply September 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm This was such a great video! Thank you. Very helpful Reply September 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm Helo Justine. I've just checked your online shop. Do you have any size charts? Like showing how many centimeteres or inches is size L? Also do You plan to manufacture larger sizes? Reply September 23, 2017 at 5:23 am This is so inspiring. I'm thinking of switching my business degree from HR to Marketing. Reply October 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm Lovely background color Reply October 8, 2017 at 3:40 am I keep thinking of mermaids looking at you against this blue background. Beautiful and serene!👌 Reply October 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm I see you had already made a video on one of the things I had mentioned that I would love to know more about. I really love your channel! You have so many great insights and are able to tackle so many topics that are somewhat sensitive in nature with a positive tone. I'll be sure to tell all the women I know to check out your clothes. Reply October 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm So impressed you have your own fashion brand now. Do you have clothing in UK size 18? Please say YES! Reply October 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm Great video, again. Thanks to people like you we can escape the dictatorship of fast fashion and the horrors of soulless mass production. Reply January 4, 2018 at 9:46 am Hi Justine, you have a very calming and grown up way in explaining different subjects which I find very refreshing 🙂 Topics like this one I am interested in the most! Plaese make more content about starting your own business and being an entrepreneur. Thank you very much for the motivation! I wish I had your "balls" and drive to finally start my own thing instead of just dreaming about it and planning it for what feels like ages. But 2018 has to be the year to finally do it! Chapeau for what you have managed so far!!! Reply January 31, 2018 at 3:21 am Hi justine.thanks for sharing this wonderful journey if yours. Im about to start a business. A babies and kids clothing. I designed a few . Hv my mission vission and decided to start it online. But im stuck and dont know what to do.. Ive been sketching a lot of design till now. Can u help me or do u hv any advjmice how to make my dreams come true Reply April 25, 2018 at 2:25 pm Solid explanation of marketing advice both from theories and practice outlook. I wish I could challenge any of what you are saying. But nah… 😂 Reply May 22, 2018 at 9:22 am YOU ARE SO INSPIRING Reply June 2, 2018 at 5:23 am You are wonderful. I'm not necessarily in the position that you referred to in the end of the video, but your advice helped my heart. Thank you. I'm on a business adventure and the rewarding part, the why I do it has felt hard to keep in mind without trying to continually push everything forward. But it really is so worth it and is a life that I am excited and really want to live. A creative one where I am helping other people, there is so much fun to it, but also some parts not as much and it is totally okay. Anyway, thank you so much for this video. I love your advice and what you have to share. xx Reply June 14, 2018 at 4:27 am Renae Christine has an amazing course for creatives who are starting a business! I have the course but I'm at a creative block Reply June 19, 2018 at 8:20 pm Hassle… hustle! Lol, true, sometimes it's both with enrepreneurs. Reply July 2, 2018 at 6:21 am You're amazing talent inspired thanx you save me .. I have small business but you know I gave up after I watched your video I know my mistakes and I will fix it thanx Reply July 14, 2018 at 8:14 pm This video is so helpful…. thank you for sharing your views! I am starting my business now and this helps me to check, check double check what I need to do and have done :-). Reply July 19, 2018 at 6:32 am Hey Justine! You are very inspiring and I really like your style. I was browsing through your online collection and it has so many great things! Can you confirm if you provide any services/shops to India? I haven't found another you-tuber whose videos I have binge-watched like yours! Keep it up! 😀 Reply August 6, 2018 at 11:15 pm 💕 Reply August 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm You inspired me to finally change jobs and I am just so happy and satisfied – those freaked out Reply August 17, 2018 at 8:57 am Could you make a video on how to find the right manufacturers? Reply September 8, 2018 at 8:33 am I followed the ring the entire video. Is is just me? :-))) It’s a great colour complement, the pattern is like a modern painting… and it kept moving! 🙂 Reply January 26, 2019 at 12:03 am 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Reply March 25, 2019 at 3:16 am Love the background in this video. It really makes your eyes pop Reply May 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm Hi Justine! What is your online site? Reply July 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm Thank you for making these videos!! Reply August 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm What books/articles do your recommend for learning marketing Reply August 26, 2019 at 2:10 pm thanks very much dear Justine for your tips and wisdom. …i'm seeing no light at the end of the tunnel…and i'm sue it's all about seeing it in another perpective and not taking so many risks in vane…. Reply August 28, 2019 at 1:03 am I prefer you against your Jericho Rose wall. Actually i like you and your work in whatever background you choose. You are magnificent 👍 Reply September 5, 2019 at 4:13 pm Love that "Art Deco Power Ring"! Be well! Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.