Because It Was Just The Wrong Customer

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Hi guys,

exceptionally this Monday, instead of a fashion quote we will talk about a wonderful fashion short movie. “Once Upon A Time…” by Karl Lagerfeld tells the story of Coco Chanel, at the early years of her business, when she opened her first real boutique in Deauville.

The movie starts with two women criticizing and laughing at the hats, calling them awful. Later during the day, you can see Gabrielle Chanel (impersonated by Keira Knightley) and her aunt, leaned on the display case, desperately waiting for customers.

Then later in the movie, one very stylish woman entered into the shop and bought everything.

 

So for this Monday, I would like to remind you that there are critics and…critics. The only ones that matter for your fashion brand are the latter, as in the ones given by your actual customers.

Stay true to your brand identity and your own voice. Don’t follow trends, advice, strategies for the sake of following them, without having tailored them to your own codes (something that Coco Chanel was very meticulous about) and ask yourself if they apply to your actual target customers.

And remember: every famous fashion designer, even Coco Chanel, once started as you do.

Happy successful week to everyone!

 

Photo Credit: Paulo Valdivieso – Chanel Barcelona – Creativce Commons

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