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trench coat history

From one of the most iconic pieces of military uniform to one of the most iconic pieces in fashion; the trench coat is so much more than an accessory. Trench coat history dates back over 150 years, and we are going to delve deeper into the folds of this stylish and essential piece of outerwear. […]

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mini skirt history

A History of the Miniskirt  The iconic miniskirt history is anything but short and sweet, with rebellion, sex, and sixties hedonism at its core. Hitched-up hemlines can date back as far 4700BC, but the miniskirt we know and love today was born out of a youth culture movement that strived to deviate from the repressed post-war […]

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start your wholesale business

So, you have your great idea. The one. The plan that will make you your millions. Now what? How do you get started? What should you be aware of? What do you need to look out for? It can be a daunting time trying to turn your dreams into a reality, so we’ve pulled together […]

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printful vs contrado

We’re always looking to increase our offering and in doing so we like to listen to what you guys have to say. Many of you said you wanted to be able to integrate your Contrado store with Shopify, and we are proud to say that we delivered! You can connect the two together in just […]

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best items to dropship

Drop-shipping is becoming increasingly popular. Put simply, it is a way to start your own business with little-to-no initial outlay. For a full lowdown on what drop-shipping is and how it works, check out this blog post. But, once you have the process down, how do you work out the best items to drop-ship? The best […]

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is dropshipping dead

Drop-shipping has taken the world by storm, there’s no denying it. This raises some important questions though. Is the market already over-saturated? Can drop-shipping be profitable anymore? Well, we’ve taken a closer look at if you can still make drop-shipping profits in 2020, and what you’ll need to make sure your drop-shipping business is profitable. […]

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dropshipping marketing

So, you’ve got your storefront set up and looking beautiful. You’ve sussed your supplier, so you know you’re going to be supplying the best of the best of the best. You’re roaring to go and ready to make your business empire blossom, but, there’s just one snag. Nobody is here. Like that sweet little girl […]

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ecommerce vs retail

When people talk about stores, there are a number of different words that get thrown around, and two of the main ones are eCommerce and retail. But, what’s the difference, what does it all mean? Which is better? Is there a better one? We take a look at eCommerce vs retail, in closer detail, to […]

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best fabric for swimwear

Jump right in, the water’s fine! With the holiday season fast approaching and summer months not far behind, our minds turn to beaches and pools, one too many cocktails in the sun, and swimwear. Finding a swimsuit or the ideal pair of trunks can feel like a chore. Instead of traipsing through aisles of endlessly […]