(PRWEB) November 9, 2006
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 9, 2006 Â In the overcrowded world of fashion, it is difficult for talented designers to be noticed and for retailers to find fresh collections for their stores. Harnessing the power of the Internet, Bel Esprit, the juried virtual fashion design showroom, offers solutions for both. Bel Esprit is launching an online boutique to expand its services connecting fashion designers and Retailers
Bel Esprit provides marketing, promotion and sales services to help designers reach their market. Retailers enjoy round the clock access to collections. The showroom calendar lists all the designersÂ industry events and exhibits, allowing retailers to prepare a list of Âmust seeÂ collections before buying trips so they will not miss any lines of interest. Designers and retailers alike benefit from Bel EspritÂs trade show program which opens the doors of new venues and markets to designers, and gives retailers the chance to see new designers at the venues they regularly visit. Bel Esprit introduced designers at Paris fashion trade shows in 2005, and is working with international venues to create more opportunities for designers to exhibit with Bel Esprit.
Bel Esprit is creating ÂLove at First SightÂ where designer items are offered to retailers for immediate purchase. Designers sell first quality overstock, samples, limited editions or one-of-a-kind pieces, and retailers fill in their inventory between buying trips, and try new collections and items in their stores before committing to a formal order. Designers post items at no cost; they are charged only a sales representative commission of 15% on orders. The Bel Esprit Buyer Rewards Program awards retailers with 2% of the merchandise total of orders placed through Bel Esprit, paid from the sales commission charged. Retailers accumulate dollars in their account which they can use to order new collections or purchase items in the estore.
Through the grand opening of the online boutique, slated for early 2007, Bel Esprit is offering designers a special opportunity: Membership in the showroom and pages in the estore waiving the usual showroom set up fee of $350.
Designers can discover more information regarding membership in the showroom and the services offered by Bel Esprit by visiting ÂDesigner ServicesÂ on the website http://www.belesprit.net. Buyers can register for showroom access on the site and enjoy advance notice and access to the Love at First Sight boutique before the Grand Opening.
Bel Esprit, LLC