Thanks for the reply Mark, I was actually referring to finding wholesalers that are also dropshippers :).
Gotya, thanks Elaine.
They do exist, but they do tend to be on the rare side in general terms, although I have no personal experience in the fashion market, so I'm not sure as to what the ratio would be in this field.
The most common suppliers that do this, again, in general terms, are actually manufactures themselves, who offer multiple onselling distribution models. You will often find that these are usually more of the smaller boutique producers who use these multi-channel options to push their products into the market.
I've got some personal experience in that lol, although not in the fashion field.
The bigger mainstream producers don't usually want the hassle, so they will Wholesale to smaller market suppliers who then Drop-ship into the market from there. There are. of course, various way products find their way into the retail supply chain, but that is the usual way a larger producer will go.
Nothing wrong with dealing with a boutique producer, providing they can tick all the other required boxes. In fact, that's a good way to possibly open up niche markets due to the limited stock from the producer flooding the market.