My mom n I were looking around the exhibitions of Beet Diva and Sidra n so on. Despite all the fake love bracelets, Hermes and Chanel, there was actually some decent and considerable out fits and Accessories. To be honest, I never bought anything for myself from such places but I dont mind buying something from Kuwaiti Designer or An Entrepreneur, in fact I love some of them like Local tees. However, the thing about such a Designers that there is this thin line between what looks decent and what’s not.
Yesterday, I was mainly looking for dara3a for me n some dresses for 7ijab for mama. We had our first stop at Beet Diva, particularly at Pearla Mode. Pearla Mode is one young Kuwaiti Designer for dresses n outfits. Her clothing line is almost the same, not very much of a variety though there was some decent pieces. The thing that caught my attention is using the strass Swarovski in writing her Design name or Brand name on her clothing line, now am not against that but i was against where to locate it. She had to put this brand name of hers on every piece and locate it exactly on the chest side where is it so obvious. Let say for my mom’s age i dont think wearing such a thing would be appropriate. The thing that surprised me more is her reaction when I asked her if there is any piece that would have the brand name on edge of the dress or of the edge or the sleeve, she was like ” 7abebti hatha my brand name ana abeeeeh hni !! ” wooow ;p Niice one u just lost a customer 😉 then I was like ” Zain wht if I want it to be else where ? ” and she replied again ” may9er ana abi bil 9adr !! ” lool ok Mrs. Cavalli or Madam Chanel am sorry to insult your brand bs am not gonna wear anything that says Pearla on my chest ! Plus I suggest some good marketing course or HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR CUSTOMER course to help you with your business 😉 !
AlJazi is also one of the young Kuwaiti Dara3a Designer, Her shop is located the Exhibition right next to beet Diva, I honestly forgot the name of the house but its the last one of the line. I went there, Saw her n I guess her friend helping customers with a smile on her face 😉 I looked around through her collection which to be honest contained some good pieces, and then I was looking at one specifically. She came to me asked me if I would love to see the other colors of this dara3a, showed me wht she has and then I asked her if I can change a little of the design or add anything I want, Unlike Pearla Mode, Aljazi was very understanding to the customers need and accepted to adjust anything I want to adjust in the Piece I want. Then my mom asked her if she can give her some advise about some pieces and she was thankful for sharing our opinions with her 😉 Now I didnt buy from her but I would defiantly go back again to check out her new collection. She was lovely and took good care of her customers, didnt bite me when I wanted to change or suggest nor did she brag about her ” TRADE MARK” !
Tips to all Young Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs, We want to support you so bad and we love to buy Kuwaiti product, actually we are proud of you but please before you enter the market have some marketing and how to deal with a customer courses bcoz some of you are just loosing many, and your family or your friends may not count as a real customer bcoz you dont treat them the way you treat your non-relative ones 😉 !