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Clothes Mentor, LLC

Clothes Mentor, LLC, isn’t your typical retail experience. […]

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Franchise Details

Year Established: 25000
Category Locations: Owner Operator
Available Ownership Type: Owner Operator
Corporate HQ City: MN
Corporate HQ State: 55,441
Investment Range: $100,000+
Canada Franchising: Yes
Latin America Franchising: Yes
India Franchising: Yes
Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty Percentage: [email protected]%
Veteran Discount: Yes
E2/EB5 Visas: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes

Background

Clothes Mentor, LLC, isn't your typical retail experience. It's a haven for fashion-conscious women seeking stylish finds at a fraction of the cost, while simultaneously embracing sustainable practices. As the largest chain of women's fashion resale stores in the U.S., Clothes Mentor offers a unique business opportunity through its franchise model.At the heart of the Clothes Mentor experience is the thrill of the hunt. The stores brim with an ever-changing collection of gently used and new clothing, accessories, and designer handbags, carefully curated from popular brands like Ann Taylor, J.Crew, and Michael Kors. This treasure trove caters to women of all sizes and styles, from petite to plus-size and everything in between. Not only does it cater to diverse tastes, but also offers significant savings, with items typically priced at 60-70% off retail. This value proposition, coupled with the appeal of sustainability, creates a loyal customer base and a thriving business model.Owning a Clothes Mentor franchise isn't just about selling clothes; it's about becoming part of a vibrant community. Franchisees benefit from comprehensive training and ongoing support from the franchisor, covering everything from store operations and merchandising to marketing and financial management. They also gain access to the brand's established reputation and proven track record of success, making it easier to navigate the challenging retail landscape. With dedicated field support and a collaborative network of fellow franchisees, Clothes Mentor empowers its owners to build thriving businesses while fostering a passion for fashion and sustainability among their customers.

Support & Training offered by Clothes Mentor, LLC

Clothes Mentor Franchisee Support and Training:Clothes Mentor provides comprehensive support and training to help their franchisees succeed. Here's an outline:Pre-Opening Support:Site Selection and Lease Negotiation: Assistance in finding the ideal location and negotiating favorable lease terms.Store Design and Construction: Support with building out the store according to Clothes Mentor's standards and brand guidelines.Business Planning and Financial Management: Training on developing a business plan, managing finances, and forecasting sales.Marketing and Promotions: Guidance on developing a marketing plan, launching your store, and running successful promotions.Technology and Equipment: Training on Clothes Mentor's proprietary point-of-sale system and other operational software.Training:2-part program:32 hours of classroom training: Covers business planning, financial management, real estate selection, store operations, merchandising, inventory management, customer service, and POS system training.20.5 hours of on-the-job training: Practical experience in all aspects of store operations, including buying, pricing, merchandising, customer service, and sales.Comprehensive curriculum: Covers everything you need to know to run a successful Clothes Mentor franchise.Mandatory attendance: Completion of both training sessions is required before opening your store.Ongoing Support:Field Operations & Marketing Support: Dedicated field operations team provides ongoing support and guidance on all aspects of running your store.Marketing and Advertising Programs: Access to national marketing campaigns and local marketing support.Operational Resources: Ongoing access to operational manuals, best practices, and other resources.Technology Updates: Training and support for new software and technology updates.Franchise Advisory Council: Network with other Clothes Mentor franchisees to share best practices and support each other.Toll-free Support Line: 24/7 access to dedicated support for any questions or problems you may encounter.Additional Features:Proprietary POS system: Designed specifically for resale, simplifies training and inventory management.Trending data and purchase tracking: Reduces risk by guiding what merchandise to buy and sell.Grand opening support: Clothes Mentor team assists with launching your store successfully.

Additional Information

Category Location Owner Operator
Number of Units Open
Investment Range $310,000 - $100,000
Master Franchise true
Home based franchise YES
Item 19 Franchise YES
Veteran Discount YES
Franchise Opportunities in Canada YES
International Franchise Opportunities
E2/EB5 Visa Franchise YES
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