Start A Clothes Mentor Franchise
Posted: 21/02/2012 - 13:03|
Open a Clothes Mentor franchise and enjoy a unique and rewarding niche in the womens clothing industry – RESALE.
|# of Franchise Units: 46
||Began Franchising in 2007
||Investment Range: $140,000 - $229,000
|Yearly Royalty: 4%
||Net Worth: $250,000 minimum Liquid: $50,000
Open a Clothes Mentor® franchise and enjoy a unique and rewarding niche in the women’s apparel industry – RESALE.
While delivering the very best value to all women on “gently-used” better brand-name apparel, shoes, and designer purses, established Clothes Mentor® resale stores have achieved far superior Gross Profit Margins to traditional specialty retailers and to consignment stores. These stores are not consignment. The difference? we pay our customers CASH-on-the-spot to buy their items that are in-style and in great condition.
While traditional retailers have had a tough time in this challenging economy, Clothes Mentor® stores have excelled - showing a track record of strong, accelerated growth in sales and profits. In just five years of franchising Clothes Mentor, there are now over 50 stores in 20 States with another 39 stores on their way. Even better: stores system-wide have seen double-digit same store sales revenue increases for 3 years in a row.
Clothes Mentor® franchise store owners have the opportunity to learn from the very best in our industry… people with many years of experience in the resale clothing business, who have developed and perfected this women’s resale business model. We share our resources, tools, and expertise to show you how you can maximize this women’s clothing franchise opportunity.
Philosophy And Culture
Although we are in the Adult Clothing business, we are really in the “people” business. we see our success as being dependent upon the building of strong relationships with our customers, vendors, employees, as well as the communities in which we conduct our business.
Products & Services
Clothes Mentor® is all about getting more for your money. We help women build a better wardrobe because we buy and then resell only the better brand name women’s apparel and accessories that are in like-new condition----business, casual, smart and stylish apparel in Women's Sizes 0 - 26 and Maternity.
Jeans, pants, shirts, sweaters, dresses, skirts, shoes and boots
Coats, jackets, outerwear
Jewelry, belts, scarves, purses, wallets, hats, and gloves
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Training & Support
A comprehensive two week training program is provided on both pre-opening and post-opening topics - ranging from Business Plan, Financing, and Site Selection... to Store Operations, Merchandising, Inventory Management, and Point-of-Sale system training. Clothes Mentor® training manuals are included.
An expert corporate support team supplies franchisees with detailed product placement diagrams and specific updated merchandising techniques.
Our inventory comes from our customers. Having a quality selection of inventory in the right quantities is critical to your success. We will teach you how to buy, price and sell product. Our custom POS hardware/software system makes it very easy to train new managers and staff. It will help you to buy product, price it correctly, and manage the inventory so you can maximize your profit potential.
Franchisees receive regularly updated comprehensive operations procedures used in all Clothes Mentor® stores. Twenty-four hour access to the Clothes Mentor® Intranet allows the franchisee to stay current with programs, procedures, useful tools, and training manuals.
Advertising and Marketing
Clothes Mentor® provides various forms of advertising ranging from broadcast and print media, to in-store posters and point-of-sale signage. We provide materials and direction for: public relations campaigns, local market advertising, and promotions.
Franchisees enjoy full privileges to our Intranet, and to our company subsidized annual conferences with management, vendors and field support staff. A Franchisee based Advisory Council meets quarterly with our Clothes Mentor® management team and to network with each other to improve our business.
Clothes Mentor® helps provide you the tools that you need to develop your business plan which, based upon our past experience and your local research & input, covers goals for sales, expenses and profit. This business planning process guides you in getting bank financing and then managing your business on-going.
Location , location, location... it's very important and our conservative development strategy helps you in seeking quality locations. Clothes Mentor® stores are located in centers with high-visibility and traffic counts that meet specific demographic requirements. We provide training and field support assistance with site selection and standard lease terms.
Construction And Design
Clothes Mentor® stores are colorful, fun, clean and inviting, and designed for a superior shopping experience for ALL women from Petites and Plus-Size to Misses and Maternity. Our proven store designs can be customized to adapt to specific site/size requirements. We provide building specifications, as well as sourcing of our custom fixtures to you at our cost.
Why Clothes Mentor?
It's What Women Want
Women want variety in changing their look while staying in fashion. They love the value of finding the right bargain. We pay cash to our customers for their brand name, high-quality used clothing... in like-new condition. With this cash, they have the opportunity to update their wardrobes on a regular basis. The freshly purchased items are then snapped up by our customers at prices well below what those items sold for new. Our customers don't want to miss out on a great bargain, so they visit frequently to check out our dynamic, ever-changing inventory.
Successful Business Model
The Clothes Mentor® resale business model has a record of success that we would be happy to share with you. While delivering some of the best values in the women's retail clothing industry to our customers, our business model can attain very high gross profit margins for our store owners.
The Clothes Mentor® management team has better than 30 years of franchising industry experience in this type of business model.
Clean, organized, well-merchandised stores, along with a strong customer relationship experience, and a growing national presence with brand name recognition all combine to ensure customer loyalty.
Are You a Good Fit for Clothes Mentor?
Are you a good fit for Clothes Mentor? Is Clothes Mentor a good fit for you?
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Investment range: $126,000-$280,000
Cash down $50,000 (balance can be financed)
Net worth $250,000 Liquid $40,000-$80,000
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