Open an Urban Clothing Shop

If you want to open an urban clothing shop, you will be selling designer and hip hop clothing.

It’s up to you whether you will design your own urban clothing or you can purchase from a reputable supplier. To succeed in this type of business, you need to start with a business plan.

How to Open an Urban Clothing Shop

You can find many urban clothing shops today especially in urban cities. With this kind of store, you will be selling designer and hip hop clothing. If decide to open an urban clothing shop, you can also sell unique clothing and some great accessories. It’s up to you whether you will design your own urban clothing or you can purchase from a reputable supplier. To succeed in this type of business, you need to start with a business plan. Choose the business structure – sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. The best choice would be partnership so that you and your partner can share the capital needed for startup.

The next step would be to secure a business license. This is very important and you can apply from the local business bureau. Determine the taxation paperwork and the business permits that you need to submit. Choose a good name for the store and a logo. If you are designing your own clothing line, the logo should be the same as the clothing label. It should also reflect on the billboard. You can purchase wholesale items and maintain a retail store. Whatever option you choose, you can enjoy success in urban clothing if you are willing to work hard.

Budget, Location, and Staffs

Determine the budget that you have. A budget plan is necessary and even before the opening you should already have accounting software or a spreadsheet. Know the startup costs, insurance, payroll taxes, salaries, and other needs of the business. You will also need to purchase the merchandise and this means more cash requirements. Try to list down all assets and liabilities to monitor the growth of the business and if you lack funding, you can use the business plan to apply for business loan.

Finding an ideal location for the business is very important. The shop should be located in a high traffic street or near restaurants, hip pubs, and schools. You can also lease out a space in the local mall. Don’t pick a space near a potential competitor because it can be hard to generate profits. The market research in your business plan will guide you in the right advertising methods to use. The store should be designed attractively and you can also maintain an online store if you want. Hiring the needed staffs should e done prior to the opening. You can get several salespeople who can help you with the daily operations. All clothes should be displayed properly on the opening day. Welcome your customers with a smile.


  • onisha ravichandran said on August 5, 2013
    looking forward to open up a franchise in shah alam, selangor, malaysia
  • Latoya Fernander said on December 27, 2013
    I'm looking to offer an online urban clothing store in my country but preparing my idea and putting steps in place another urban clothing store opened up locally and I'm wondering how I can make my store more unique since we will be selling the same items basically.
  • Melanie Jones said on January 21, 2014
    I'm wanting to start up a urbanwear line. Crewneck sweater, hoodies, shirts for men and women. I want to start of selling on social networking sites (instagram/twitter/facebook etc..) I know I would have to register business name to make official, but would I need to get a business license in order to do this small idea? I know once I start getting bigger and doing websites etc I will need to get licenses and permits.
  • siyabonga said on May 13, 2014
    I would like to open an Urban wear or Vertigo clothing shop in Pietermaritzburg, kwazulunatal, south africa. can you please help me with the implications and costs of the business
  • lungisani Mkhwanazi said on July 8, 2014
    I would like to open a urben and vartigo shop in my home town Newcastle kwaZulu Natal South Africa please help me about the details
  • Mthobeni Ndlovu said on November 12, 2014
    I want to know how do you go about opening and owning a Vertigo or Urban clothing outlet. I am based in the South Coast region in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Aaron said on August 22, 2015
    Fort Saint John British Columbia Canada.
  • SABELO MSOMI said on October 21, 2015
    Hi I want to open an urban clothing shop in Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal please help all necessary information.Thank you.
  • Marche' Sampson said on February 29, 2016
    I would like to open up urban clothing store and to get more information located in Bradenton Florida.
  • Loos mashiloane said on April 17, 2016
    Want to open urban at mpumalanga can I please get more info.


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