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starting a fashion and lifestyle business-names ???

steveJsteveJ Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 694
Hello illuminated ones,

I'm working on starting my own fashion and lifestyle business. I'm currently designing a website, got the stock and suppliers, but am battling with finding a name for the biz.

My favourite so far is -

Di mode amore
(In fashion/love)

Any ideas ? This is the only bit holding me back at the moment....


Cheers

*any name used will receive a 10% discount*
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  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    You should have been asleep at 03.56!!
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Dress to impress
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    A Life in Style

    Wow i must really want that 10% lol
  • Julia CrouchJulia Crouch Feels At Home Registered Posts: 68
    Think of something that you will be able to get a personalised car number plate for and then put it down to advertising:)
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    Style "U" inside & out
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    To reflect the words of robert welcome to the dark side Julia lol

    Morning Miss Dianne :)
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    I would use a well known name in the same field and play around with the name a bit.

    Gok-swan for example (jst an idea)
  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 479
    I would use a well known name in the same field and play around with the name a bit.

    Then you would be breaking the law by suggesting your business is associated with (eg owned managed by) the celebrity in question. It's called "passing off", unless your business was actually associated with Gok Wan (or whatever his name actually is).

    A pun based around the business activity could be a good choice though. What exactly are you doing?
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    Bookworm55 wrote: »
    Then you would be breaking the law by suggesting your business is associated with (eg owned managed by) the celebrity in question. It's called "passing off", unless your business was actually associated with Gok Wan (or whatever his name actually is).

    A pun based around the business activity could be a good choice though. What exactly are you doing?

    Mmmm...but they would have to prove that you are advertising the business through a well known name, are you telling me that if you named a business Gook-Swan that Gok would have enough evidence to sue your butt??
    I understand fully what your saying but i think to break the law you would actually need to be using the full title such as Gok Wan. I am not 100% on that though, would be interesting to hear more views on it??
  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 479
    Mmmm...but they would have to prove that you are advertising the business through a well known name, are you telling me that if you named a business Gook-Swan that Gok would have enough evidence to sue your butt??

    Maybe, maybe not. It's certainly an area I'd steer clear of.

    EDIT: Especially as you'd actually be trying to capitalise on the well-known name, even if you can slip it through the letter of the law.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    We had a client go through court for that exact reason avoid big time
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    a count in fashion !!!

    sounds like "accounting fashion"
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    A-Vic wrote: »
    We had a client go through court for that exact reason avoid big time

    Well there you go then.....idea aborted!!! or at least be a lot smarter with your creativity when not really trying to enhance your business by utilising creativity and innovation in absolutely not using a well known brand name lol
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    mark130273 wrote: »
    a count in fashion !!!

    sounds like "accounting fashion"

    fcuk mark..........in your head is a wobbly mass of gunk, but it has to be said that is an original and very decent idea, top one so far i think.

    Nice one
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    fcuk mark..........in your head is a wobbly mass of gunk, but it has to be said that is an original and very decent idea, top one so far i think.

    Nice one

    Would not want to be saying that after a few glasses of wine though LOL
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    fcuk mark..........in your head is a wobbly mass of gunk, but it has to be said that is an original and very decent idea, top one so far i think.

    Nice one

    come on ????please you must admit .......that is either great ro the biggest pile of poo ever !!
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    mark130273 wrote: »
    come on ????please you must admit .......that is either great ro the biggest pile of poo ever !!

    it was a good attempt mate
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Business Lifestyle
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    it was a good attempt mate

    but if its good enough is another kettle of fish !!!!

    mind you do "I" really want the 10% ?
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    mark130273 wrote: »
    but if its good enough is another kettle of fish !!!!

    mind you do "I" really want the 10% ?

    you can get yourself loads of tanktops then!! in different colours!!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    you can get yourself loads of tanktops then!! in different colours!!

    lol. i only buy blue and only blue and no other colour just blue.......hahahahaha
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    mark130273 wrote: »
    lol. i only buy blue and only blue and no other colour just blue.......hahahahaha

    not even varying shades of blue????
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    not even varying shades of blue????

    mind you looking at the pic it should just be 200 shades of brown !!
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    mark130273 wrote: »
    a count in fashion !!!

    sounds like "accounting fashion"
    Accounting fashion? You can have any colour as long as it's beige.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    CJC wrote: »
    Accounting fashion? You can have any colour as long as it's beige.

    thought it would be BROWN !!! like on imagination movers ?
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,800
    I thought it was grey for accountants???

    Tracy
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Style for Life


    Where the heck is steve anyway all these replies and nowt?
  • Bookworm55Bookworm55 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 479
    I thought it was grey for accountants???

    I had a job interview on Wednesday, and wore a black pinstripe suit as I felt it looked the most accountanty of my suits. Of the three-person interview panel, the two accounting personnal (finance director and my would-be line manager) were also in black pinstripe suits. The HR person was in a brown suit, in case anyone wondered. Actually, I also own that exact suit (the pinstripes are quite distinctive), but didn't wear it because I didn't think it looked accountsy enough for an interview.

    ps- my most-worn suit is actually a grey one.
  • katsutlieffkatsutlieff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 459
    taskey wrote: »
    I thought it was grey for accountants???

    Tracy

    I wondered why all my cardigans were in grey, must be a subconscious thing. Have somehow acquired five of the buggers. And as for my slippers well........
  • LeeS2009LeeS2009 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,515
    I wondered why all my cardigans were in grey, must be a subconscious thing. Have somehow acquired five of the buggers. And as for my slippers well........

    yuck.....i cant see the attraction for a cardigan lol....seems old to me (no offence!)
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