Description: Fashion-savvy shoppers love Apricot Lane for its quality, stylish brand-name clothing and fun fashion accessories. Entrepreneurs love Apricot Lane for its unique and successful franchise opportunity that can help them own their own retail business! Opportunities: Single unit and multiple location opportunities available throughout the US. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $80,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. SBA-Approved: Yes.
"When we signed the franchise agreement the support began. From pre-opening, training and support on opening day, to help with placing orders and growing our business, we feel blessed with the team at Country Visions. We love our scout Angela who shops in LA for us. This alone sets us apart from our competition. We are having a great time!"
Wendy Lytle, Louisville, KY
"Our experience in opening our Apricot Lane store has been one of the best and most rewarding for us both. From Discovery Day to opening day we have met the most amazing people. Our journey began when Beady discovered this franchise online. It seemed almost too good to be true! A franchise that sells women’s clothes! You’re kidding me! Anyway, we moved forward and have never been happier. Every single individual we have dealt with at Country Visions and on the periphery has been professional, knowledgeable and welcoming. From site selection to lease negotiation, construction, training, merchandising, buying and marketing (have we forgotten anything, they didn’t!) all bases are covered. When the time is right, we look forward to discussing Apricot Lane franchise opportunities and our experience with you!"
Jim & Beady Ott, Lahaska, PA
Apricot Lane - A Retail Treasure Trove!
Apricot Lane is a dynamic, fast reacting, truly unique fashion retail store located in high traffic shopping centers, bringing the latest designer brands and collections to your customers and backed with the support of an established, comprehensive proven retail operation. Apricot Lane is the ONLY women's fashion boutique franchise combining opportunities from the Fashion and Gift industries! We offer popular merchandise that customers love, along with a proven formula that maximizes your potential for success:
- Low investment
- Ground floor retail opportunity
- $49.1 billion clothing store industry*
- Independence within a strong network
- Proven marketing programs
- Superb support & training
- Pre-negotiated vendor discounts
*Dunn & Bradstreet, Industry Data for SIC 5621 - August, 2007
Styles hot off the runway
Our corporate buyers and franchisees attend some of the largest fashion trade shows in America! We regularly meet with many of the top fashion suppliers and brands, and have the ability to quickly update merchandise so your boutique is always carrying the latest fashions hot off the runway, typically within weeks of fashion premier.
Premier training & support
As soon as you have signed your franchise agreement, we will help you prepare to operate your own successful fashion boutique. Apricot Lane conducts a unique and intensive initial training program broken into 4 areas that cover all facets of the business operations:
- Home training: (2 weeks)
- Classroom training in Vacaville, CA: (5 days)
- On-site training: (3-5 days)
- Post-opening program: (120 days)
While training prepares you to own your own boutique, we also provide you with a range of resources that will help you promote your boutique and build your business well after our post-opening program.
Location, location, your location!
Apricot Lane stores are ideal for many types of location. We have a strong track record in outdoor lifestyle centers, regional malls, urban, tourist and community centers. We work very closely with you to find the best location that will take advantage of your geographic preference, while ensuring the maximum exposure to your potential customer base.
Is Apricot Lane right for you?
Determining “fit” is very important to us. We want you to succeed and in our experience there are certain traits and qualifications people must possess to become a successful franchisee. Some business management or retail experience is a plus, but it is not required. We look for qualified individuals who demonstrate enthusiasm, strong people skills, a sense of fashion, strong organizational skills and financial stability. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you today!