The role of a buyer is both an art and science. The owner must walk a fine line of being understocked to avoid shortages but also be overstocked to avoid having to sell significantly discounted merchandise. When you first open, a safe rule of thumb is to start small. Refer to your business plan to determine what “small means for you. You don’t want to start off with too much inventory that ties up your cash flow and sells slowly.
Don’t know where to even begin to find quality merchandise to open your boutique? I have created a retail resource shop to connect you to high quality vendors that supply to some of your favorite stores.