Think of a store with more or less accessible prices where everyone goes, sooner or later. The answer is in the guide that I propose today: the intimate. Because we all need to buy underwear or costumes (but also socks, pajamas or home wear) for ourselves or for a gift. If you have never considered opening a store of underwear and swimwear in franchising, this guide will be right for you. I will tell you about the opportunities given by these stores, the procedure to be followed for the opening and finally I will conclude with some of the best underwear franchises to choose from.
Underwear and swimwear: intimate, but not only
The sale of underwear and swimsuits is a very interesting sector to be evaluated for those who want to open a new business . Keep in mind that as I told you a few lines ago, sooner or later everyone will have to buy underwear. In reality, the success and spread of this type of store does not depend only on this. As is the case with clothing, even lingerie stores now have more collections during the course of the year, regardless of whether they are commercial or more sought-after brands.
Moreover, compared to a few years ago, the opening of stores exclusively dedicated to underwear has become a reality in all cities and commercial spaces. Another interesting aspect for those who would like to consider this type of franchise business also derives from the store ‘s assortment . In fact, underwear and costume shops often expand their range of products in pajamas and clothing for the night, for the home, accessories, socks and in some cases also offer clothing. I told you this to make you understand how the number of customers potentially interested in a lingerie shop is ever more transversal.
Open an underwear and swimwear shop: different styles for different customers
In the previous lines I talked about underwear stores, referring to a very general type, to explain all the potentialities. However, keep in mind that there is not just one type of store and therefore also the opening of a shop of underwear and costumes in franchising can differentiate depending on the chosen franchisor. The market is really very diversified: it goes from general stores, which sell underwear suitable for the whole family, those dedicated to the most sought-after underwear, perhaps only for women, to stores more attentive to fashion trends, which follow in part styles dictated by clothing.
I can not point out as best a typology or another: what I suggest is to always choose a franchise (for the intimate but in general for each category) that more reflects your tastes and your preferences, in addition to experiences that you may have already matured.
Requirements to open an underwear and swimwear shop
Opening a swimwear shop and franchise store is an idea you could consider even if you do not have a specific degree. In fact, no course of study is necessary, even if a little ‘experience is always recommended. In addition to the passion for this type of clothing, the propensity to work in public, courtesy and attention to new fashion trends are an added value.
Regarding the opening of the store, if you choose a franchise it is very likely that the franchisor will assist you in all phases. In general, remember that the procedure for opening a non-food store includes:
Open a VAT number
Registration with the local Chamber of Commerce
Send the unique communication for the beginning of the activity to the municipality of location of the store
Registration for INPS and INAIL
In the event that you decide to avail yourself of the collaboration of other people, they must be in good standing with everything concerning hiring or collaboration. I advise you to ask the support of an accountant to better understand what form of framing to choose, depending on your needs.
As I often say in the advice to new entrepreneurs , spend a lot of time choosing the store. Also in this case the franchisor could come to your aid, with advice on the aspects to consider. Some brands require precise characteristics, as you will see in the following paragraphs, dedicated to the best ideas of the moment to open a franchise store.