How to Open a Clothing Boutique

People will always love fashion. Chances are you do too, and you would like to enter into the clothing business by opening a boutique of your own.

Are you wondering how and thinking perhaps it is impossible? Set your worries aside and find out how to by reading our basic guide.

Fashion comes and goes, but what stays is the love of people for fashion. If you are thinking of opening a clothing boutique, chances are you are among the many who like dressing up and adorning yourself with accessories like jewelry, hats, scarves and belts. That passion for fashion is necessary for anyone who wants to be in the clothing business. That is because fashion changes so often you have to be a real pro to keep up pace.

Granting that you have the real eye for fashion, your first concern in starting your own clothing boutique may be the money to buy stocks. Well, it would be fantastic if you have the savings to finance your project, or your friends and relatives are willing to invest in your idea. But if not, and you want to rule out going to the bank, you can try getting inventories through consignment. Find a clothing supplier who will be willing to let you display stocks on your shop without asking for upfront cash.

How to Adorn Your Clothing Boutique

Next, you have to find a good location for your boutique. If you are starting small, and can’t afford a kiosk yet on the mall, a corner store in your neighbourhood could be the best place for you to have. But make sure that the area is a high traffic and highly visible place. Augment that visibility by putting up attractive signages, and display. Inside, conjure that boutique ambiance by making your store a cosy place to shop. There should be fine music drifting in the air that would make your customers feel affluent enough to buy your goods. It must smell nice inside, the fitting rooms are clean and the salespeople helpful and nice. That is a boutique’s edge over budget stores and department stores.

What Items to Put on Your Clothing Boutique

Now, what you should put on the store will depend much (of course) on the demand in your neighbourhood. Make sure it is also in line with your interest or forget setting a shop in the first place. Does your neighbourhood need an assortment of clothing for all ages and gender? Or is it in need of a specialized boutique for men, women, teenager, working professionals, teens or kids? Will your line be casual clothes, gowns, or sports and beach attire? Will its price be ultra high-end or the same price for everything (much like a 99 store)?

The answer to these questions can only be acquired through careful research. That is the first thing to do for anyone who wants to open any business. Make sure you do yours before jumping all the way.


  • mike barnes said on October 4, 2010
    i would like to open a clothing boutique in everett, boston, ma
  • Grace Amber Zycki said on February 27, 2011
    I would like to open my own clothing store, in Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Pamela Baines said on June 20, 2011
    I would like to open a fashion boutique in Pearland, Tx
  • mabel nyamukapa said on September 29, 2011
    l would like to open my own fashion boutique in, Harare Zimbabwe.
  • Louise said on May 26, 2012
  • Sunitha said on June 27, 2012
    PLs give me full information. I was into business earlier & also have 10 yrs of experience in sales/marketing
  • shehzad said on October 2, 2012
    I would like to open shop at Ahmedabad for design dresses sarees kurties. pl give me full information. thanks.
  • bushra said on November 8, 2012
    i want to start my own business like boutique but start at home but how please help thanks
  • ruchi agrawal said on December 1, 2012
    want to open a shop of designer sarees at nagpur how come u help plz help
  • chandaramali said on December 9, 2012
    i would like to open my fashion business Nugegoda/Dehiwala ,Sri Lanka PLS update me full information
  • Mr.J.Amin. said on December 31, 2012
    I would like to open shop of at Ahmeda fashion boutique for man and ladies and children in india as wee as London.
  • Ekta shah said on January 30, 2013
    I am Ekta Shah and i am from ahmedabad. i completed my fashion designing course and i have 2 years of exp. in this field. now i want to make my boutique shop pls give me the information that what is the procedure of taking a loan.
  • p.godavari said on July 7, 2013
    i want to start my own business of designer sarees and dress materials at my home but i don't have any capital on my hand. my address is plot number 303 godavari kuteer cityzen cloney road number 1 old alwal secundrabad. 500010 cell number 9948822911.
  • tanzina said on September 5, 2013
    i want to do boutique biz without any showroom but i donot know about supplier of saree, salwar kamiz... can anybody help??
  • vicky said on December 26, 2013
    i will recently open my own boutique shop... give me some ur valuable knowledge about setting up the ladies or gals garments. mail me at -
  • mahadev marathe said on January 15, 2014
    I want to start new clothing business in ahemdabad but I don't have any idea about this business license
  • preeti carvalho said on February 7, 2014
    I want to open a women clothing boutique in Thane west in mumbai are pincode is 400601 me please
  • james emeotu said on May 22, 2014
    I like to open my own fashion designer boutique for teens boys and girl what should i do
  • jyoti said on August 29, 2014
    i want to open a boutique in alwar rajasthan.
  • mzomuhle ngema said on November 27, 2014
    I would like to open my clothing business from Durban. kwamashu
  • Diva1 said on November 30, 2014
    I would like to open up a clothing store for little boys, little girls and also teenagers. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • irfan said on April 2, 2015
    i want to start my own garments business in africa. my country is one of the best producers of garments. i need a partner from africa.which know the condition & market value in africian countries.
  • ashvin said on April 11, 2015
    hi, i am ashvin... i want to start textiles printing business and also tshirt printing. so plz suggest me how to start my business and what of machine required... also which trand is current. suggest me on my
  • Mercy said on July 1, 2015
    Hi i make unique maasai sandals and i am looking for clients to export to. Kindly email me on
  • Ankita Patel said on September 18, 2015
    Hi.i want to start clothing business in ahmedabad.please guide me.
  • Mandy said on January 28, 2016
    Hi i live in the USA and i would like to open online business Indian clothing. please suggest me how to start.
  • sandramushonga said on February 10, 2016
    I would like to start my own botique in harare zimbabwe


    (All the above fields are required.)