Starting a Kids Retail Store

Do you live somewhere where many young people live and raise their families? A retail store selling items for kids is a good business to start. Worried about competitions with larger retailers?

Specialize in kids' furniture, clothing, toys, bath products and accessories. Learn more about starting a kid retail store business from this article.

The market for kids’ items is one of the easiest markets to penetrate for businesses with the right strategy. Everyone may not be mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts or uncles, but surely, each person has a connection to someone else’s baby. He may not directly need to buy diapers or baby clothes, but there are always occasions when he is called to buy a gift for some little ones.

If you live in a city where many young people live and raise their families, a retail store selling items for kids is a good business to start. If that place is already home to a large department store with a section for kids, or a kid retail store, find a niche where you can specialize. You may not be able to compete with these large retailers in terms of price, but you can offer something that they don’t. Most of the time smaller retailers survive by specializing.

Kids Retail Store Ideas

Some specialized kids-related business ideas include a store specializing in a particular item -- kids’ furniture, clothing, toys, bath products and accessories. You can also specialize in a particular age group, or brand. Carrying a particular baby brand will require you to become an authorized dealer of a popular manufacturer’s products. You can also specialize in medium to high-end products, which often aren’t found in major stores. To obtain an account with top-of-the line manufacturers is an achievement. You’d have to apply to become one. To be approved, you’d have to present a solid business plan for successfully managing the store.

As a specialty retailer, your selling point is variety. Large retailers usually stock an assortment of items, but they may be limited as to color and design. You can serve the market looking for a wider shopping experience.

Creating a Kids Retail Store Image

The kind of store you have to start will depend much on the kind of population in your city. If you are around low-income families, a boutique style store will look out-of-place. Whatever your store is, creating a strong image is a must. Refit your store such that its atmosphere can attract many people towards it. Catch their attention with attractive display and color. Dress your store for the season and keep yourself updated about the trends in children’s products so that you can carry the right mix of merchandise.

To start this business, it would be advantageous to have an experience in baby things purchasing or retail. Work for a few months in one in order to get an idea about inventory management and other aspects of retailing if you want to open your own kids retail store.


  • w.johnson said on January 15, 2010
    Please help me in starting a kids retail store in Louisville, Ky, Jefferson County
  • carla summervile said on April 14, 2010
    buchanan, georgia 30113 western most part of georgia almost on the alabama line. within a 10 town radius of less than 20 miles
  • Uwem Ituh said on July 14, 2010
    Please help, I'm interested in starting a kids retail store in Los Angeles, California 90045
  • brittney miller said on October 14, 2010
    wanting to open a kids retail store in fayetteville or rogers ar, 72701
  • Indu Arora said on January 2, 2012
    Hello, I represent kids wear designers. Please contact me with your needs at I am located in California.Best
  • hema said on September 15, 2012
    Please help me, i am interested in starting a kids retail stop in Trivandrum, India and also let me know about new brands also
  • suresh said on October 11, 2012
    hi i am running retail outlet in chennai , india and i want to increase my avg sale, so please provide me some ideas
  • Seema Agarwal said on October 17, 2012
    Hi wanna start kids retail store at New Town Kolkata, please tell me the details and minimum investment required
  • Gaurav Kapale said on November 16, 2012
    Hello, I want to start a Kids retail store in Pune (India), hence can you help me with a business plan for the same.
  • ramya said on November 19, 2012
    hello i am planning to start a kids showroom with all things related to kids in bangalore near to my place. i saw one showroom(900sqft) of groundfloor, a new one which will complete in one month. so what to do how to start ...abt investment..... pls help me.........
  • sazir mohammed said on November 29, 2012
    i want to start a kids store in bhubaneswar, odisha and dhenkanal, odisha. kindly provide me with necessary ideas
  • jacqueline jackson said on December 5, 2012
    I want to open a kids retail store in saint louis mo, I have 23 years in retail management and a great eye for merchandising.
  • abdul qayyum said on January 6, 2013
    hello! i am planning to start a kids showroom with all things related to kids in uttar pradesh(eastern). please help me by giving best ideas for my dream project.thanks
  • Raji said on January 28, 2013
    Plan to start newborn baby shop in bangalore(whitefiled/ kR puram/Osakoda, pls let me know what would be the initial price to start and items or products to add.
  • Niral said on January 31, 2013
    Hi i want to start a kids clothes online store specialized in recent fashion trend for the kids from 0 to 8 yrs and maternity clothes as well. I'm from india and want to target indian market only. Please advise how to start as i dont want to showcase same product for months together. I want to go with events for a week and then showcase products from other vendors. In this case it is not possible to buy every product and store in my distribution center. Are there vendors who take back their unsold items or ship those items to my distribution center when customer made any payment for their product.
  • Ravindra said on April 15, 2013
    I wants to start a small outlet in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pls give me some new ideas
  • Nino Jacob said on April 25, 2013
    Please help me with list of items to start a kids store from age 0-10 in Kerala state, Ernakulam Dist, Angamaly.
  • Asharma said on July 27, 2013
    Hi I am planning to start a Kids Toys/Garments store in Pune. If anyone has any ideas please share that would be helpful in future. Thanks
  • Sameer said on October 17, 2013
    Hello I am planning to start Baby Product retail business in Pune main city in which all maternity product, Kids product, Toys and related accessorizes will be there please let me know how much area i should have and what will be my inventory capital in it.
  • Joseph said on October 24, 2013
    I want to start kids clothes stores in Johannesburg South Africa can please share some ideas.
  • Suresh said on November 11, 2013
    I am into handmade kids furniture manufacturing in Bangalore. Would like to take more challenging assignments from the designers who are into kids furniture designing. Also planning to open retail outlet.
  • indrani said on December 1, 2013
    hi, i want to start a kids toy store in bhiwadi rajasthan pls guide me
  • pulkit khandelwal said on December 3, 2013
    i had an shop in cycle market, jhandewalan , new delhi. as day by day, footfall is increasing in our market, so i am looking to open a multi brand shop for baby products so , please advice, what you can do the best. thanks
  • Pradeep Joseph said on May 26, 2014
    Hi, I am interested in opening Kids store in Bangalore. Can you please guide me Investment/Capital required and franchise vendors.
  • Rajesh manwani said on June 7, 2014
    Hi, I rajesh from Jaipur Rajasthan want to open the kids footwear store in 400 square feet. My budget is around 4 lac. Where I want to open that store. Now reliance footprint is open the store near to my store I Can't open kids apparels store. Because my friend running a branded kids apparels store there. Please suggest. With this please guide me that apart from footwear and apparels what can I open in my store. Please suggest with details.
  • Gautam Singh said on June 14, 2014
    Hi, I am Gautam Singh from Patna, Bihar. I am an Importer & Exporter. I want to open a retail shop of kids in Patna where each and every item of kids are available. I will import from different countries. Request you to kindly suggest with details.
  • iqbal javid said on June 18, 2014
    Its iqbal javid from srinagar jammu and kashmir india. I want to open retail store of baby products. Please provide me information and details about this thanks
  • shubham said on June 25, 2014
    I already owns a readymade garments and footwear showroom in bhiwani haryana. i want to expand product line. so pls help as what else can be added for kids.
  • Zwanani Dube said on June 25, 2014
    Hi i'm from Durban South Africa i have a business idea, i want to start a kiddies shop from 0-12 for now as the business grows i want to specialise in Kiddes parties accessories as as well as selling Teen outfit from 12-16. Please assist me. Thank you
  • Ganesh said on July 1, 2014
    I am planning to start kids garments store at chennai, anyone kindly help me how to proceed
  • Sreejith T said on July 19, 2014
    Have plan to start a retail outlet for kids in chennai location. Kindly help me out.
  • syed kajamohideen b said on August 15, 2014
    I would like to start a new store for specially kids retail store give me an idea to start
  • Murali V said on September 27, 2014
    Please help me to start new store for kids in Bangalore with less investment.
  • Fatima Ceesay said on October 27, 2014
    I would kindly need assistance in opening a kids retail store in The Gambia, West Africa from ages 0-12. I want to have a one stop shop for kids; garments, newborn stuff, toiletries, toys, party accessories, footwear, underwear, etc etc. It will be appreciated if i could get contacts of where to order and also how to begin. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Pramod Kumar Nayak said on December 11, 2014
    Hi, I am Pramod Kumar Nayak, Balasore, Pls help me & give some ideas for opening a kids show room, like marketing system, marketing items, building style.pls give more suggestion,
  • Rosemary said on January 31, 2015
    Please help me with list of items and what it ll take to start up a baby retail shop in jos Nigeria,and how to run it
  • neha gupta said on February 4, 2015
    i want to take up the franchise of any brand in bhubhaneswar, orissa, india...plz help
  • Nkuli Gekuz said on March 4, 2015
    Hi, I want to start kids retail shop, so I wanted to know more on how to start and brand, I live in South Africa.
  • Jyoti Patel said on May 1, 2015
    Hi wanna start kids retail store in jamshedpur, please tell me the details and minimum investment required.
  • saurabh said on May 12, 2015
    I want to open our branded retail kids wear showroom in north delhi like pitampura or ranibagh
  • pradeep soni said on September 7, 2015
    hello friends, i am running a soni kids wear store in gwalior MP very smoothly. now i would like to expand our business in another city. so those who want to come with kids wear store please contact me. even u contact me on my soni kids wear page on face book...
  • nadeem ahmad ganai said on November 1, 2015
    i am planning to start retail kids wear at baramulla j&k india. kindly suggest how to start and minimum investment shop size 200 sq ft. .
  • mhase viraj vilas said on December 24, 2015
    I want to open new kids wear shop please tell me how to open.
  • Harish kumar patel said on January 1, 2016
    Hi.I want to open a kids and mother items retail shop in small town called Nuapada,Odish,India having population of about 50.000(fifty thousand ). Whether it is a right idea,if it is than please give idea for the opening of kids and mother items and about what should be the range of capital investment. Annather aspect is that the product should be range of low-medium cost as per the living standard of our locality. please give idea for the same.
  • Sumit said on August 6, 2016
    I want to open a store in Alwar. Please give me your contact details
  • anil sir. said on April 4, 2017
    Suggestion for starting retail kids wear and accessories shop in madhya pradesh bhopal
  • Mubashir wani said on June 21, 2021
    I need some good ideas to start kids clothing retail store in srinagar j&k


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