I know many designers come to my site to look for some fashion advice or fashion business consulting.
Unfortunately, I’m actually not into fashion! I’m a tech and investing guy. I took over this business from a designer because I wanted to maintain the contact lists.
Because of that, I’ve decided to compile a list of fashion consulting firms and independent business consultants in the fashion industry. It sort of goes hand in hand with the core function of my business which is maintaining contact lists in the fashion industry.
Honestly, don’t ask me for fashion advice. However, if you need advice of how to improve your website or get leads and do FB ads or something like that, then feel free to shoot me an email or leave me a message.
Ok, to start off, I’m going to list some of the big and major fashion consulting firms. They specialize in the luxury brand retailing and luxury branding.
If you’re afraid of their pricing, you could also try showrooms since the owners may offer advice considering they run fashion showrooms and are usually fashion designers or former designers themselves. I offer many free listings with contact info of showrooms across the US. You can browse my US Apparel Sales Reps to get that info.
Of the list, I’ve identified a few designers below that specialize in the consulting part of the business.
Here are some of the bigger and smaller consulting firms I’ve come across:
Luxury Fashion Consulting
These are the bigger companies that someone like LV or Hermes would go to.
Bain & Company
As the leading consulting firm in fashion, luxury, and lifestyle, we can help you gain a competitive edge. We’ve earned a reputation as the industry’s preeminent thought leader. Over the past 10 years, we’ve completed close to 800 projects with fashion brands, apparel, luxury, and department store retailers across six continents. Our world-class team of fashion and luxury consulting experts applies expertise, proprietary tools, and Future of Retail framework across every facet of the value chain.
G & Co
G & Co is a retail consulting firm with a focus in the fashion, consumer goods, apparel and luxury industry.
We help our partners improve customer experience and digital transformation through data benchmarking, industry research, and competitive intelligence.
McKinsey & Company
Our pioneering expertise and global network enable our apparel, fashion, and luxury clients clients to drive change and flourish in a fast moving and unpredictable industry.
The combination of today’s volatility, changing growth areas, and new technologies disrupting the global economy have given way to a more connected and discernible global-fashion consumer than ever before. As the pace of industry change accelerates, having innovative and sustainable business models is increasingly important.
We advise all functions along the value chain: consumer insights, value proposition, strategy, product creation, supply chain, channels, and stores.
Fashion Business Consultants
These are the small to medium sized firms for established designers.
Our services specialize in the areas of fashion shows, editorial production, showroom representation, public relations, and talent management. We can unlock your brand identity, help you to conceptualize, design, and produce lookbooks, editorials, and visual campaigns as well as help you to educate your consumer and while reinforcing your brand’s primary messaging.
Contact: Ilaria Niccolini
Email: [email protected]
Fashion Startup Consultants
Sarah Shaw Consulting
Although I have her email, she prefers people to contact her here:
Book an Appointment with Sarah Shaw
Here are more consultants that offer consulting services or offer courses for your design business.
Fashion Angel Warrior
Owner: Christine Daal
According to her website, she can help no matter what your budget is and with starting a brand to learning to become a designer. She seems very prominent in the industry and had early success in her career. She became Head Designer at 24 and VP by 30.
Website: Fashion Angel Warrior
Virtue + Vice
Owner: Melanie DiSalvo
Virtue + Vice focuses on sustainable and ethical manufacturing. If you want to get into this area, Virtue + Vice and the owner Melanie looks like a place to check out.
Melanie offers a startup mentorship class. And she also offers a free startup crash course. Obviously, you may want to check out her free course to see if paying for her mentorship class will work for you.