I had the pleasure of Interviewing Mia from Something Borrowed. She has just opened up a brand new store in Melbourne. I am not an outfit repeater kind of girl, especially when it comes to events, engagements, and weddings etc. In saying that buying designer dresses can be very expensive. I am loving the concept of Something Borrowed and cant wait to hire something for my next event.
Firstly, welcome to Melbourne. I am loving the concept so how did this all come about?
I found myself with a wardrobe full of designer dresses that I never wore. I came up with the concept as all my friends would come to me for a dress for their special occasion. I decided to start small and work from home, with Facebook being my biggest source of advertising. From there the business grew into its first store in Perth and now a new store in Melbourne.
With Perth and Melbourne now open, along with an online store, What can we expect next from Something Borrowed?
We are launching an online boutique in the coming months due to the high demand from people. This is for cities who don’t have a Something Borrowed and are wanting to hire from us. In addition to that we are focusing on a men’s range.
What brands does Something Borrowed stock?
We stock a mix of high end and local brands. We are the only boutique in Victoria who stock internationally renowned WA fashion label Ae’lkemi. In addition to him we stock Alex Perry and Carla Zampatti to name a few. However we have our own label named Something Beyond which is designed by myself and is exclusively to hire in store. Our AW 15 has has just been released and we are so excited for our clients to see it!
Any tips to other young individuals thinking of starting their own business?
Make sure you have an original idea and think the business concept through, ensuring that it has the potential to grow. People love originality, and also you need to spot a gap in the market so the business has the opportunity to thrive.
Enjoy some of my favourite items to hire price & designer below.
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