September 23, 2011

Business Announcement

I'm so excited to finally tell you about mine and Kaitlyn's business venture. We started a LLC a few months ago and have taken on the first of a few projects! We are currently creating a website called Because I Shop Too Much (or BISTM)! Here's what it's all about:
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"Because I Shop Too Much" is an online marketplace that will allow our users to buy, sell, and swap their clothing and accessories. The site is fashion-focused with a social networking element that will allow our users to not only "shop" other users closets (profiles), but also build relationships in the process by creating a closet that will spark conversation between users. BISTM aims to provide users with an economical alternative that allows them to remain connected to current fashion trends without breaking the bank. Users will be able to search for items based on location, category, price, etc. all within this free "members-only" online community. As opposed to some re-sale shops, the site has an open policy regarding brands and labels so as not to limit the items people wish to sell.

I love selling my clothes here on my blog, but the only time someone buys is if they are loyal readers or they stumble upon my blog (and thank you to all of my loyal shoppers for that!! xo). That got us thinking, what about all the other bloggers out there that sell their clothes? Wouldn't it be amazing if there was one place were we could all go to check each others stuff out? And what about non bloggers, shouldn't there be a place for all of us to go to buy, sell, and swap clothes and accessories in an online social network?!?! We thought so too!! ;)

As a start-up company, we knew to expect the unexpected, but each day brings a new challenge, so we're enjoying the adventure and taking our passion for this business (and shopping bags!) along with us for the ride. While we wait for the process of production to take place you can all "like" our FB page and follow BISTM on Twitter. That way you will get updates on what's next and early access to the site when it launches! You can also leave your email below to be added to our mailing list if you'd like!
So, start taking pictures of anything you'd like to sell on your profile as you switch out your closet for the next season! I hope you all love this concept as much as we do!

25 comments:

Christy Sparks-Arrajj said...

I am so excited and can't wait for the site to launch!! I alredy have a large pile of clothes, shoes and purses to sell!!! :))) Good luck ladies and what an amazing business idea!!!

For mailing list: christyrocks79@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Lisa - this is a great idea! After baby #2 arrives and I fit back in my clothes, I'll be able to add items to sell too! Way to go ladies :)


sbrownn14@gmail.com

YUMMommy said...

Congrats on the new business. Can't wait until the launch.

YUMMommy {at} gmail {dot} com

Teri said...

Awesome! Can't wait for the launch.

Please add me to the mailing list: teri12481@hotmail.com

amy b.s. said...

great idea! good luck with the new adventure!

Gwen said...

Yay! It's all happening! Congrats to you and Kaitlyn! It is going to be spectacular! :)

fancyfunction said...

Great idea! Would love to be part of this - fancyfunction@gmail.com :)

Baby Shopaholic said...

Fabulous idea! Congrats! Can wait till its up and running so I can join in!
thebabyshopaholic@gmail.com

Melrose said...

Genius!!!! I can't wait until its up and running!

DailyGlamour said...

love that ! Come to see my new post ;)
xo

Autumn Van Weir said...

Awesome! Keep us posted, I will be there in a heartbeat!!

Cacy said...

Congrats on your new business :)
Can't wait...

http://fashioncareofwoman.blogspot.com/

Natasha said...

This sounds like a brilliant idea! Good luck with everything :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Michaela Scalisi said...

Congrats :)


My blog
xoxo Michaela

Cassi said...

Awesome idea!!!

Make Mommy Chic said...

This is fantastic news! Congrats on your new business venture :)

Alicia xoxxo said...

Awesome news! Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you!!! What a fantastic idea!!!!! Love it! :))

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea! I can't wait :)
Bonnie.mata@yahoo.com

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Great idea Lisa! How exciting... It's like a consignment shop with real style...love it. :) Follow your dream girl.

Vanesa said...

Way to go ladies! xo
Looking forward to the day :)

Vanesa
http://the-bel.com

Elegantly Academic said...

Hi Lisa. This is a great idea & all the best of luck with your new venture. Given how much us women like to shop, I'm sure it will be a sounding success!
BTW just dropping by to say hi from the Indie Blogger conference (yep, only getting round to it now!). Would be lovely if you could drop by my blog  & say hi ...
Have a beautiful weekend.
Kelly xo

Tanja-Mia said...

Hi, your blog is amazing!
I really love the shots :)

Check out mine!

DM800 said...

It's a great idea and best of luck in your new business. Considering how much women love shopping, I'm sure it will be a resounding success! It's like a consignment store with real style ... is love. :) Follow your dream girl.

K*Rock said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT! I have so many clothes and assecories and my younger sisters covet them. I would much rather make cash for new trends in the upcoming seasons. My sisters will be crushed. I am also 32 with a 13 yr old son who thinks I am cool and reverant. Thanks for the opportunity, Candice Booth
Candice79booth@aol.com