When it comes right down to it, Pete + Lucy is a wholesaler of children’s clothing. There are no contracts, no fees, and no employer/employee relationship. We offer our clothing to help you have your own business that you have complete control over.
We have very few guidelines for the sale of our clothing. You are free to sell anywhere in your community within a 60 mile radius, including existing boutiques, vendor fairs, pop up shops and home parties. You are also free to sell online, including your own website, Ebay, Amazon, etc. We do ask if you attend an event in another Retailer’s city that you do reach out to them first, and they will do the same for you. Our number one rule is kindness and respect always!
Ordering our weekly releases is uniquely done by what we like to call “modified surprise style.” Each Friday, we will preview 3 print collections that will be available the following week. Each collection will contain a dress, 2 piece set and infant romper. When it’s time to order, Retailers pick the styles and sizes they would like, but the print will be a mystery from those styles. The beauty of the preview is that our Retailers aren’t going into each release blindly. They can see the prints and choose if that’s a week they’d like to purchase or not. No crazy prints or unwanted merchandise to worry about! Most Retailers love the surprise aspect of the releases because it creates excitement for their customers. But for those who like a little more control over their inventory, we do also offer the opportunity to input a special request. We grant them as long as inventory allows, which is roughly at least 90% of the time. It’s the best of both worlds and allows each Retailer the opportunity to purchase in a way that works best for their business. In addition to our weekly in stock releases, we also offer weekly preorders. These items are typically items outside of our core line, like sibling sets, boy collections, mommy & me styles, holidays, and anything else that may be a little different from what we typically offer. We generally have boy options 2-3 times per month, so lots of opportunity to get the little one styled as well! Preorders are a great opportunity to get orders from your customers and order exactly what you need for them!
Our items wholesale to you range from $11-$15, and their suggested retail price is $22-$30. You are free to create your own pricing structure as long as it meets our minimum advertised price (MAP) of at least 40% over current wholesale for current seasons and 20% over current wholesale for past seasons.
We no longer offer samples to purchase, but we highly encourage you to visit our Find a Retailer page and select a Retailer near you to make a purchase to evaluate for quality.
Yes, the opening bundle must be paid for up front, but we do offer a payment plan option with Sezzle.
To be an active Retailer, we require that you spend at least $175 per calendar month in inventory. This will equate to roughly 13 outfits and begins the first calendar month following your Opening Bundle purchase. We do offer one waiver per year for our Retailers that you can use at your discretion.
We do not because our items constantly change and can not be ordered by design. We do, however, have a gallery on our website where we will post samples from new collections as we receive them.
Using our MSRP guidelines, a Retailer can earn 100% profit on each of our items. That said, as a wholesaler, we are not privy to the financial data of our Retailers. Each Retailer is in control of their own business and pricing. Each Retailer’s business is unique and their earning potential is dependent on many personal choices. We do not guarantee anyone will earn a specific amount.
Absolutely! We are just a wholesaler providing you with the products you need to sell in your business. Your business’s structure is completely up to you!
There are no contracts to sign, but your acknowledgement of our website terms and conditions is necessary before you are onboarded.
We are a wholesaler, meaning you purchase your inventory from us at wholesale prices, then you sell it to your customers at retail prices. Once you make a sale, you take the full amount of the purchase for yourself. There are no payments coming from us to you.
There are a variety of inventory management solutions, from simple spreadsheets to more detailed web based tools. The Boutique Blueprint will offer suggestions if you are unsure of which option to use.
We have a joint venture with The Boutique Blueprint, a marketing company that provides education to boutique owners. Founded by the owner of a multimillion dollar children’s boutique, The Boutique Blueprint offers a start up guide that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of creating and managing a boutique. Access to the website and educational materials is complimentary for all Pete + Lucy Retailers!
Our clothing is designed by us and won’t be found in any other boutique. We source the softest, highest-quality fabrics we can find to make our line not only adorable but comfy as well. Our sizing was developed just for our company and designed to be age appropriate with room to grow. The best part of our clothing is how each item from our core line is made in limited runs, making it a high-demand line among your customer base!
Our items will not be for sale directly to consumers via any online platform, nor will we be participating in events in our local community. We do plan to sell overstock/seconds from past seasons via an outlet store in Apex, NC, but as these are old designs or damaged items, they will not be in direct competition with any Retailers.
No! We are essentially a wholesaler, so the only thing you are paying for are the clothes you purchase.
Shipping times may vary, and we will note them in each item’s description to be seen prior to purchase. Most in stock items are typically shipped in 3-5 business days.
You will have 7 days from the receipt of your merchandise to notify us of any defects. We will gladly replace those free of charge. Beyond that, we do not offer refunds or exchanges.