Michelle Alleyne

Teaches at M SHOP

Fashion Strategist, Michelle Alleyne earned a B.S. at Howard University in Fashion Merchandising & Business Management, studied Apparel Production Management at FIT, and earned an M.S. from Parsons School of Design in Strategic Design and Management in 2015; further sharpening her skills in innovative & ethical business models, design thinking, and sustainability.

She founded M SHOP in ’98, a hip brick-and-mortar downtown NYC boutique supporting fierce emerging designers, which dressed countless A-Listers. This gave her the opportunity to design her own M SHOP label and special organic t’s to raise proceeds for her favorite charities. In ’04 the boutique morphed into the Full-Service Fashion Firm it is today, providing Workshops, Consulting, + Products to assist fashion entrepreneurs with EVERYTHING to LAUNCH their businesses from concept, product development, marketing, promotions, sourcing, manufacturing, to sales. And ELEVATE existing brands to the next level.

Michelle’s been a Professor at one of the world’s leading fashion universities, Parsons School of Design, as well as LIM. She's Contributing Editor at Fashion Mannuscript magazine. She’s author of the booklet, “How To Manufacture/Produce Your Designs”, and created the sustainable resource directory, FashionPages.net. She's a Fashion Authority who advises graduating seniors regarding their careers in fashion. And is constantly invited to judge fashion designers, and lecture worldwide on Starting & Building A Fashion Company, Trend Forecasting, & Marketing.

In addition Michelle’s spent numerous years working in the NYC Garment Center; Managing Production & Manufacturing (off-shore and domestic), as Product Developer, Merchandiser, Buyer, Trim Buyer, and Import/Export Manager for major fashion brands like Macy's, Ann Taylor, and Halston to name a small few; affording her immeasurable industry knowledge from personal hands on experience. She's a Futurist, Trend Leader & Forecaster, & has even styled editorials, Millicent Shelton directed music videos, and Spike Lee directed TV commercials.

Reviews of Michelle Alleyne

(81 Reviews)
How to Become a Fashion Stylist

10/1/2019
Filio G.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Filio G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

9/29/2019
Paulina S.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Paulina S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

8/25/2019
Nancy C.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


MIchelle is amazingly knowledgeable; a valuable resource with a vast reservoir of experience.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

7/31/2019
Anonymous

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

7/29/2019
Patrizia S.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Patrizia S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Produce a Fashion Show/Sales Event

5/25/2019
Crystal D.

Attended: How to Produce a Fashion Show/Sales Event


This course was extremely informative, current, concentrated, and exactly what I was seeking. I can't wait to place what I learned in my action plan. I would book again

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

5/20/2019
Sarah L.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Sarah L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

4/28/2019
Karen M.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Excellent workshop! Michelle Alleyne is knowledgable, thorough, patient, and a true inspiration! She took the time to answer all my questions and really gave me the guidance to take the next steps in my accessory line. I left the class feeling confident I was on the right track with new resources to make my line happen! Thanks Michelle and M Shop!

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

4/16/2019
Nicole S.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Great primer on understanding essential components of bringing your product to market. As a complete newbie to this arena, I learned a lot.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

4/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Anonymous gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

4/13/2019
Anonymous

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

4/1/2019
ALYSON A.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


The class provided numerous invaluable resources to assist in the manufacturing process. Additionally, Michelle was great with answering your questions no matter how big or small. She was able to make the class agenda span from basic 101 steps to an elevated tutorial of what your next steps should be.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

4/1/2019
Argy K.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Michelle Alleyne was so knowledgeable, easy to relate to and provided more info than I expected!

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

4/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


A lot of useful information. Michelle was extremely helpful.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

3/31/2019
Marine m.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Marine m. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

2/25/2019
Kristin P.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Kristin P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure

1/27/2019
Leah H.

Attended: How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure


Leah H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

1/27/2019
Natasha Q.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Natasha Q. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

11/19/2018
Suanet P.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Suanet P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

11/18/2018
Jessica C.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Jessica C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

11/14/2018
Julie

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Amazing class! Michelle is incredible. She offers a wealth of information and instills confidence that it is indeed possible to make an idea happen! Highly recommend this course! Thank you!

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

11/12/2018
Plokhikh A.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


The course was really usefull for me. Michelle answered all my questions and gave very interesting information about Fashion Styling in NY. I recommend the course.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

11/12/2018
Anonymous

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


I believe that this class is for someone who knows nothing about business 101. I do not think this should be a pre-requisite to any other classes especially if your already business savvy. I was kinda disappointed to see that it wasnt more organized and so simple. I was disappointed that it seemed like a principals was bunched together in a small amount of time for $225. Theories explained seemed more so off the top of head not concisely put. Fashion is anal. And i came expecting that. Although if you come with a ton of questions she will answer but again, its not alot of time. My suggestions for all newbies go to a free business workshop first. Learn everything you can about a business plans, financing, marketing fashion specifically. Have questions, ideas, samples and financing ready. If not your better off paying the consulting fee when you’re ready to launch and asking all questions then. The manufacturing process is also intense and i do suggest taking that class especially when you dont know anything at all. But again I give it three stars because it could have been so much more to it had the claas been more time to go over everything. I actually am taking another one. Even if we didnt have alot of time, a more written detailed reference would suffice especially for those who dont have the experience.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

10/20/2018
Delali D.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Delali D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

10/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

10/15/2018
Delali D.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Delali D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

10/15/2018
Delali Dzirasa

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Delali Dzirasa gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

10/15/2018
Delali Dzirasa

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Delali Dzirasa gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

9/17/2018
Kanyakorn P.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Great class by Michelle. She is very knowledgeable and resourceful. Highly recommended!

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

6/12/2018
Alecia G.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


The amount of information I got with this class was amazing. I truly feel that I have new tools in which to start this new endeavor. The teacher truly wants her students to succeed and she gives so much of her vast knowledge freely. Ask questions, she is amazing at helping you navigate through your issues. I will be taking her other classes as soon as I can.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

6/12/2018
Alecia G.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


I learned a lot in this class. I also got a lot of questions answered and a little boost in confidence which is invaluable. So happy I took this class

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

6/11/2018
Anonymous

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


The class was very informative on a broad and on a personal level. Answered all my questions as well as ones I didn't even walk in with. Michelle was very down to earth and knowledgeable.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

6/11/2018
Laura W.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


This class was phenomenal for a variety of levels, whether brand new or with previous study and experience. I learned a lot and have an action plan for my next steps, plus the support of Michelle for my future questions. She encouraged us to call, email, and invite her to our launches! I look forward to taking another of her classes or using her consulting services as my business develops.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

6/11/2018
Laura W.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Michelle was very knowledge, interesting, and encouraging. The class was interactive, so I was excited to be able to all a lot of questions. I hope to make it to another of get classes soon.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

6/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

4/23/2018
Francesca C.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Michelle was fantastic and I learned so much from her. I would definitely recommend this class to others and I would also take another class similar to this taught by Michelle.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

4/23/2018
Juliana C.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Juliana C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

6/24/2016
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Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


he gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

3/14/2016
nik r.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


The course was very informative. I left with a lot of ideas and a sense of knowing what to do next. The instructor was great. High energy. And knowledgable.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

2/9/2016
Rosely R.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Teacher is very knowledgeable with real life experience

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

2/6/2016
Laura C.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Amazing class.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

2/5/2016
jessica s.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


jessica s. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

2/2/2016
Ricardo Q.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


The class was great! A lot of useful information. Thank you very much!

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

2/1/2016
Anonymous

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure

2/1/2016
Anica B.

Attended: How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure


It was great! Super helpful!

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

2/1/2016
Anne A.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


It's really help you understand the concept of opening a business in fashion . You come out very informative and happy you took the class . I will highly recommend .

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

1/31/2016
Danielle E.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Danielle E. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

12/14/2015
Viorica C.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Viorica C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

12/14/2015
Taylor M.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


This class provided me with a lot of information and she did an amazing job with answers all of my questions and making everything very understandable. I also loved how she was able to give us her personal experiences.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

12/13/2015
Stacey G.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Michelle was extremely personable. She is very knowledgeable and answered every question with ease. I definitely know alot more now than I did before. I now know exactly where to begin, towards the opening of my business.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

12/13/2015
Anica B.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


I really loved it! I leaned alot and I want to take more classes from this person!

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

11/24/2015
Katherine S.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Katherine S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

11/23/2015
Rebecca S.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Rebecca S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

11/21/2015
Charlette W.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Charlette W. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

11/18/2015
Charlette W.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Charlette W. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

11/18/2015
Andrew D.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Andrew D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

11/18/2015
Sarah B.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Michelle went over basics of getting a boutique started, whether online or brick and mortar. She gave well spelled out beginning steps and was happy to answer any extra in depth questions on the topic. Michelle's lessons and anecdotes on her personal experience from her years in the industry were enlightening and entertaining. I came out of the class very inspired and clear on my next steps in continuing to start my business.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

11/17/2015
Ted C.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Ted C. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

11/16/2015
Asfa G.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


The class very informative really enjoyed everything Michelle had to say she was very inspirational

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

11/15/2015
Jane K.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Jane K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

10/11/2015
zelda g.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


zelda g. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

10/10/2015
Ahmed O.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Ahmed O. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

10/6/2015
Diana A.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Michelle was awesome!! Had so much information to share answered all questions. I'm SO glad I took her workshop and I will definitely join other workshops.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

10/5/2015
Sonya M.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Sonya M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

10/4/2015
Rachel F.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Rachel F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

9/1/2015
trixie e.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


trixie e. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure

8/31/2015
Anonymous

Attended: How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

8/31/2015
bibi s.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


It was very helpful. Michelle answered all my questions. I would definitely take another one of her workshops

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

8/31/2015
Katherine J.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Katherine J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

8/31/2015
Anonymous

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

8/30/2015
Anonymous

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

6/15/2015
Aliya H.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


The How to Become a Fashion Stylist class was great! I left the workshop with all my questions answered. It was incredibly informative and the extra resources provided was an added bonus. I highly recommend this teacher.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

6/8/2015
Nyamka A.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Nyamka A. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

6/8/2015
Amanda F.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Amanda F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line

6/7/2015
Melissa L.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: Design Your Line


Melissa L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure

5/3/2015
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Attended: How To Do PR + Marketing + Gain Exposure


. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

4/27/2015
Jacklyn P.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Jacklyn P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines

4/26/2015
Francesca D.

Attended: How to Manufacture Your Clothing + Accessories Lines


Francesca D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

3/22/2015
Myriha B.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Myriha B. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Become a Fashion Stylist

3/17/2015
Tahica F.

Attended: How to Become a Fashion Stylist


Tahica F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique

1/26/2015
Melanie H.

Attended: How to Start Your Fashion Company: E-Comm + Boutique


Melanie H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.