It’s an exciting time to enter the clothing franchise space. The fashion industry is growing at an incredible rate, and fast fashion—a boutique movement of retailers carrying a supply of trendy, seasonal apparel—is quickly becoming the future of the industry. At Apricot Lane, we’re looking for franchisees with an eye and a passion for trendy styles, and who aren’t afraid to dive head first into a booming industry. You must also be excited about learning, as our process includes everything from in-home training sessions to field trips to LA’s Fashion District, and post-opening education. We expect a lot of our franchisees, but only because we want your clothing franchise to be as successful as possible.
Understanding Investment Value of a Clothing Franchise
Anyone looking to own their own Apricot Lane clothing franchise should be prepared to make a small, affordable investment. Our low franchise fee includes all training and support from the franchise team, use of our brand name, access to buyers and our in-house marketing team, among other benefits. Investment also includes everything you will need to be successful from the first day you open your doors, like store design, inventory, furniture, site selection, a leasing consultant, and on-site training.
Our goal is to put your investment fee to work immediately, so you have all the tools you need to be successful.
Already in the Fashion Industry?
Perfect! We always welcome those with a trained eye for fashion, with experience on what to buy, where to buy it, and how to display it. If you already love working in the fashion industry—why leave? Continue expressing yourself and inspiring women through fashion, only now with more independence than ever before. Be your own boss, make your own business decisions, and express your individual personality and style with your own clothing franchise.
If you’ve had a career in corporate retail, you know your freedom can be limited. You have little control of what you sell, how it’s displayed, etc. Owning your own boutique clothing franchise will allow you to take part in selecting your inventory (with guidance from our expert merchandising team), create unique displays, and prioritize items that speak to you and your vision.
Never worked in fashion before? No problem. If you’re a driven entrepreneur with an intense desire to learn, we want to talk to you. See what some of our other franchisees are saying.
Eagerness to Work in a Thriving Industry
You have the freedom to choose the inventory you sell, and a desire to work with unprecedented independence.
Fast fashion is the new face of fashion—but like it sounds, it moves fast. We pride ourselves on our always rotating and current selection of unique apparel. Franchisees should be eager to work within this ever-changing space, replete with fresh styles and looks, and should be able to stay abreast of exciting new trends.
The clothing industry is expected to grow by as much as 17.2% by 2020. Throughout the entire retail industry, apparel is the biggest and most profitable sector. In 2013 women’s apparel sales were a staggering $116.4 billion, and that number is only getting larger. As millennials enter their prime spending years, this is the perfect time to enter the fashion space with your own clothing franchise.
Got a passion for fashion, and think you have what it takes to be an Apricot Lane franchisee? Check out our official franchise guide.