Jan 14, 2019
In this episode, how Mary Dougherty turned her natural
business savvy and hunger for success to into profitable small
businesses in the fashion space, first as a successful retail
wholesaler, and later the owner and operator of Nicole Miller
The name Nicole Miller may be familiar to you. As the
“queen of the little black dress,” this fashion label has been
loved and worn across the globe since 1982. Perhaps a lesser
known fact about the company is that it works with a network of
independently owned boutiques to sell its merchandise. Having
made a name for herself in the male-dominated industry of wholesale
fashion, Mary Dougherty was recruited by designer Nicole Miller to
become a retailer.
Mary’s unique experience and perspective were her secret
weapons, allowing her to make shrewd decisions that earned her the
credit of becoming an “overnight success”. Mary sat down with us to
recount her story and share with us how she became a top
independent retailer in the city of Philadelphia.
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