New Emo, Rockabilly items arrived

Today we got a few thousand new items. There are fingerless gloves, purses, wallets, hairclips, canvas shoulder bags and belts. Lots and lots of new products with prints like skulls, cherries, stars, polka dots, checker, stripes, roses, swallow, iron cross, butterfly, crossbones and many more.

Here are some pics:

Wholesale Shopping available now

We worked very hard on adding this. From now on, our wholesale customers (retail shop owners, online shops, wholesaler etc.) are able to create a wholesale account on our website and then they will be able to login and see our items with wholesale prices. This way, they are able to see our current stock, detailed photos, quantity, prices etc. and can order directly online. It is much more convenient than any other way like catalog orders or by email, fax etc. I wish I could order like this from the manufacturers and other suppliers we have.

Anyone interested in ordering from us in bulk? There is NO minimum order quantity, just a minimum order value of 300 Euro (or 474 USD) per order. More detailed wholesale information can be found here: Wholesale Information

Our items are suitable for shops selling kawaii, Japanese, Asian, Rock, Rockabilly, Emo items and other cute, crazy shops.

Finding the right product, part 3 “finally the right product”

So how did I finally find THE right product?

In summer 2006 I met a german, Philipp, who moved into the block next to us. He also has his own business on eBay, selling electronics like mobile batteries, USB cardreader, MP3 player etc. So we sat together quite often and discussed our ideas. I told him my ideas about selling fashion to Europe and he convinced me to check out Thailand. So we flew together to Bangkok and went for hours and days around Bangkok to find interesting suppliers. I found a few different manufacturers, all selling totally different fashion, so I bought some samples and put them online. Ebay is great for testing new products and see the response if a product could be sold or not. At the end, the products from one manufacturer were successful and we now order from him frequently. He has a huge range of products related to Japan, kawaii style and other cute items. It is a lot of work to find a new product or supplier, running around from company to company, negotiating, buying samples, putting them online and testing them. But in the end, I was successful and found one good supplier for me.

Tenshi Neko
Tenshi Neko bag from Thailand

But that wasn’t enough. I need more suppliers with different products. I wanted to have a bigger collection and variety. So I kept searching in Hong Kong and China for interesting looking fashion. It drove me almost nuts, every time when I went shopping, I just kept looking for suitable products. I couldn’t stop thinking about it anymore. I went to many wholesale markets, trade fairs, wholesale malls, companies my friends recommended etc. Finally, in the beginning of 2007 I found another supplier, a manufacturer from China who is manufacturing garment and accessories with styles like rockabilly, emo, gothic, rock etc. So I ordered some samples, tested them and found out that they sell really well. Now, we order from them very often and our wholesale customers love the items as well.

Stars bag
cool bag with stars from China

But I cannot stop searching for new products. I have to keep searching for the next hot item that could fit into our collection. When I find the next one, you will definitely find it in our shop. 🙂

About us

Hi, my name is Sandra Boch and I am the writer of this blog. I am Austrian and live together with my husband Alan Mak in Hong Kong.

This blog is about my company “modeS Group Ltd.” and my experiences with my business. I write about our online shop www.modes4u.com, our business and our products. We sell super cute stationery, fabric, art & craft supply, bags, accessories and more. We have the following brands in our super cute kawaii shop: Tenshi Neko, San-X, Kamio, Crux, Kokka, Cosmo, Michael Miller, Hello Kitty and Q-lia.

I hope you will enjoy reading my blog about my business and my life in Hong Kong.

Thanks,

Sandra

Our Team:

Sandra Boch  Sandra Boch, Managing Director

Alan Mak  Alan Mak, IT Manager

Bianca Kita  Bianca Kita, Copywriter & PR

Gabi Bleisch  Gabi Bleisch, Customer Support

Maggie Ma  Maggie Ma, Internet Marketing

Lok Lau  Lok Lau, Packing Staff

Karen Lam  Karen Lam, Packing Staff

Ho Lam  Ho Lam, Photographer

Marie Ndzie  Marie Ndzie, French Copywriter

Our office and warehouse:

modes4u warehouse

lots of clay sets bento boxes and stationery

modes4u warehouse

shelves filled with cute products

fabric warehouse

some of our beautiful fabrics

stationery warehouse

one of our shelves filled with cute Japanese stationery

modes4u warehouse

our warehouse

fabric warehouse

lots of fabric bolts from Japan and the USA

photography table

photography table

modes4u office

Sandra is working

modes4u office

Alan is programming

modes4u office

Bianca and Maggie are busy promoting our shop

modes4u office

our big packing table where we pack all orders