Dance storeowners report that fashion items are often beating out basics, baby ballerina gear is a bust and supply chains have been disrupted. We asked four veteran retailers how they are managing their stock to adapt to pandemic shifts.
Adding new categories can mean extra revenue, but maintaining the store’s brand identity can be a challenge. Here’s how three storeowners handle it.
Well, it can. But expanding a store’s offerings into categories like yoga, gymnastics and gifts holds both promise and peril for dance retailers.
Make the most of your store’s business page to amp up not just your marketing but your sales, too.
Agility is one advantage to being a small business. Here’s how three savvy retailers sprang into action to get through the pandemic.
Kathryn Sullivan has found lots of fans for her Ballet Glider, which has been a sideline business during her years of teaching. Now she’s working on growing it. Two dance-business experts give advice about how to take it to the next level.
In 2011, Erin Carpenter’s Nude Barre filled a void in the retail marketplace for dancers of color. Today, even as more companies move toward selling inclusive dancewear, Nude Barre continues to thrive.
Back-to-school typically accounts for some of the year’s biggest sales for dance retailers, but this fall will be different. This is how resourceful local dance retailers are dealing with the disruptions of COVID-19.
With their stores closed, dance retailers are focusing on staying connected with their customers and their local studios and getting down to rainy-day tasks they didn’t have time for before. If you’ve always meant to start or upgrade your store’s online selling, here’s how three storeowners did it.
This store established itself as a unique brand by focusing on fashion—brought to life annually with its community-wide fashion show. What branding strategy are you cooking up during this hiatus?