Upcoming Event: #BusinessGirlMagic Brunch & Learn - New Date *June 23 (NYC)

 *Update -This event was postponed (April 7th). Please make note of the new date Saturday, June 23rd.

Join us for brunch + conversations with Velvet Lattimore, Owner/Designer of Vedazzling Accessories and BADA Unite.

If you ever wanted to open a boutique or any other type of retail store or business. Then this is an event you don't want to miss!

During brunch you will learn:
  • The Pros + Cons of Brick & Mortar vs. E-Commerce
  • The Winning Mindset of a Retail Entrepreneur
  • The Hidden Realities of Store Ownership
  • + Plus More Business & Lifestyle Topics
This event is ideal for anyone who is:
  • Interested in starting an accessories/handbag line
  • Opening a retail store
  • Becoming an entrepreneur

  • Looking to build their network

About Our Featured Guest Speaker
Over five years ago, Velvet Lattimore made a decision to have a baby. She was tired of nurturing other people’s fashion dreams and gave birth to her own. She named her baby, Vedazzling Accessories Boutique, and it’s become the go to place for interesting and captivating pieces. Located at 145 Front Street in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn, Vedazzling Accessories is also a retail platform for emerging Black accessories designers. “This industry is cut throat and it is especially hard on African Americans who are typically undercapitalized and have difficulty securing orders from mainstream retailers,” admits Velvet.

So, to some degree, she still nurtures other peoples’ dreams, but now she simultaneously nurtures hers, too. Part cheerleader and part den mother, Velvet’s style is to guide the designers she carries so that they achieve a greater sell-through. She has also recently opened the boutique as a Pop-Up Shop venue which allows designers to get first hand feedback from customers.

With her resumé brimming with fashion industry job experience from production to marketing, Velvet also created her own handbag line РThe Vedazzling Collection. Constructed of high quality leathers with pristine finishes, her bags are available at a mid-tier price point at the store and through her website www.vedazzlingaccessories.com. She also offers sustainable faux leather for her customers that want the feel of leather without compromising their beliefs.

Somehow, Velvet manages to balance her commitment to emerging designers and her need to flex her fashion muscle. With Vedazzling Accessories ranked number 5 out of 28 in Brooklyn shopping under the accessories category on Trip Advisor, this dynamo is encouraged and has her eye on the future. Ideally, she’d like to find the right partner to open other Vedazzling Accessories Boutiques in the U.S. and abroad. After all, there are talented black designers all over the world who are just looking for a way to make their fashion dreams come true.

You can learn more about Velvet's company by visiting:
Instagram: @Vedazzling


Upcoming #BusinessGirlMagic Events:
Philadelphia - April 22
New York City - May 20
Philadelphia - June 9