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Hello everyone, 

I am an emerging fashion designer, working on starting my clothing line business. I want to sell my designs online and via social media. Before I do that, I am trying to figure out what legal structure I should choose that would benefit my business the most. I am the only one in the business, so of course you would think a sole proprietorship however that structure offers very few benefits. My research leaned me more towards an LLC or DBA, but when you hear of other famous designers, they usually don't have LLC or DBA in or at the end of their name. Example, Prada or Prada LLC. Michael DBA Michael Kors. They don't advertise it like that. So now, I'm unsure of if I even need one. 

So, my question to you is: If this were you, what legal strucuture would you choose for your e-commerce (online) clothing line business and Why?

Thank you so much in advance for assisting me.

-M. Trapp

Charlotte, NC

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