Steps to Opening a Boutique

If you want to open a boutique, you need to decide what merchandise you want to sell. You can offer clothes, designer items, and many others. Find reputed suppliers of your inventory and seek financing through the use of your business plan.

With the right advertising strategies and competent staffs, you’re sure to achieve your goals.

Opening a Boutique

Once you’ve decided to open your own boutique, you will have to look for the best location. Start with a business plan so that you will have a guide to help you achieve your goals. Boutiques can sell different items and products. You have to decide in advance what you want to sell. This will make up the inventory and will also affect the capital that you need to invest. With the right knowledge and experience, you will be able to open a new boutique.

The merchandise that you need to sell should come from reputed manufacturers or vendors. Poor quality items can ruin the business reputation and since you’re just starting out, you have to capture the interest of customers. The boutique itself should be decorated uniquely yet attractively. You can do the design on your own or you can hire a professional interior designer to do the job. The space should be maximized to ensure efficiency and customers should be pointed to the products you’re selling. Purchase the needed display racks, hangers, furniture, fixtures, and many others. Arrange the merchandise in groups (e.g. dresses, shirts, or blouses).

Staffing, Inventory, and Advertising

To help you in catering to the needs of customers, you should have competent and knowledgeable staffs. Hire only those who know how to deal with various kinds of people and with great communication skills. This is to ensure that your customers will get only the best services and products. With a good sales team, you’re sure to bring in more profits even on the first six months of operation. You have to set standards for hiring employees and be sure to manage them well. If you’re a good employer who provides reasonable salary and benefits, you will have a loyal and effective sales team.

Having enough capital to cover the purchases or merchandise or inventory, leasing of the boutique space, and other relevant expenses, is very important. With a business plan, you can apply for business loans from lenders. You also have to make use of the most appropriate advertising methods. You can organize for a grand opening with a party. You can send out invitations to local customers and some high profile businesses or people. With the right business strategies, you’re sure to generate income. The business can be at an advantage if you create a business website. If you have a site, you can now sell online. Provide photos and details of your products, as well as a shopping cart. Good luck.

57 Comments

  • Aman said on September 12, 2011
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  • latha said on May 28, 2012
    Hi, I want to open a boutique in Bangalore. Initially I want to sell ladies kurtis, need some help on how to catch up with the customers, etc.
  • DarBoutique said on June 12, 2012
    I want to open an online designer boutique of asian wear. I live in Tanzania and would like to get contacts of people who can supply suits to me as I get orders.
  • fredrick wanjala patrick said on June 21, 2012
    i want to open a boutique in moisbridge kenya. where will i get the most competitive prices, particularly in nairobi.
  • UR FASHION WORLD said on August 23, 2012
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  • Anna paul said on November 21, 2012
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  • faith said on February 8, 2013
    I'm faith I want to start selling ladies wear in Akure, Ondo state Nigera,
  • srividya said on April 26, 2013
    hi, vidya here i would like to start designer boutique, i have good experience in designing and stitching, which place is good to start in bangalore and how much initial investment required and where we get good equipments and required materials, guide basics waiting your replay thank u.
  • mariam said on June 9, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in opening an online Indian clothing boutique. I want to sell everything from men, women to childrens clothes, shoes, accessories. I want to reach suppliers that can ship me low cost products. email me at maroomer2011@hotmail.com so we can talk.
  • anjum said on July 6, 2013
    hi, i am opening the famous dharwad kasuti design online clothing, like dress material, kurtis, men's sharvanis, kurtas, cloths for childrens, sarees, accessories etc i wanted to know how to start my online business.plz help
  • ramya said on September 12, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a online boutique like sarees, dresses, kids wear. please help me how to start
  • usha said on October 8, 2013
    Hi All, I'm planning to start a boutique. Can anyone help me out a better cloth purchasing areas. I need good salwar and saree
  • amthul habeeba said on October 20, 2013
    wants to open a boutique, want some good dress material.
  • sravanthi said on October 26, 2013
    hai, i have alredy started a dresses of selling at my home based business.. BT my problem is someone sold my dresses and someone just seen and went ..bt compared to other shops my cost is very low ...so can tell me how to grow up my business?
  • Bhakti said on December 1, 2013
    I want to start an online boutique first then a shop in Delhi. I want to know the necessary procedures to start it.
  • vasavi said on December 26, 2013
    I would like to open an designer boutique what are the points to be taken care of and the investment needed for the boutique. I even would like to know the people who help in my work
  • Ayesha said on January 9, 2014
    Hi, I am Ayesha from Bangalore currently working for a software firm. I'm very much interested in starting my boutique but don't know how to go about it. I want my boutique to house everything a modern woman needs ; right from clothes to accessories . Eagerly awaiting your response.
  • Sonie parker said on January 12, 2014
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  • shruti said on January 14, 2014
    Hi, I want to open an online boutique for women. so i would need some guidance.
  • Sarma said on February 17, 2014
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  • Tanuja said on February 21, 2014
    Hi, I am a home maker and was thinking of starting own boutique/clothing store of ethinc wear for women in a small scale based out of bangalore. I would like to get advice from people who are already into the business as I am totally new to this field. My plan is to start with traditional cotton dress materials/Salwars. Can someone guide me about where to source the material (traditional cotton as well as silk) in Blr. It will be really good if you can guide me and share your real time experience. Regards, Tanuja
  • Sahar said on April 24, 2014
    Hello we have female Italian cloths boutique, we can provide other boutique cloths hand bags & shoes made in Italy. Who is interested please contact me, thanks
  • Princy said on May 3, 2014
    Hi I m planing to start a boutique in Trivandrum city for kids n women. I would like to get advice from people who are experienced in this field. I want to know the distributors of cloths in good quality . please give proper guidance.
  • madhulika choudhary said on June 7, 2014
    hi i am planning to start a boutique of ehinc wear for women in a small scale in jodhpur city . can u help me in what points to be kept in mind while opening it at what standard and how to start . people like designs made by me even my creative work . i dont now actually from where to source material n other required item
  • Roopashree Vaidya said on June 9, 2014
    Hi, i have great passion towards business. i am planning to open a boutique in Bangalore. But, i am new to the business world. Womens wear like salwars, kids dresses also the matching accessories like earring, bangles etc. Please guide me with all the information related to this and the suppliers information with be appreciated.
  • Sunita Singh said on July 14, 2014
    Hello, I want to start a Boutique in Bangalore. I want to know all the information regarding this business. please help me out, I am new to this.
  • arshwinder said on August 19, 2014
    i am starting a work of stitching punjabi suits. if the foreign firms want the designer suits pure punjabi style...contact me.....
  • Harsha said on October 2, 2014
    Hi I'm planning to open a boutique in Bangalore. Please let me know your experience. Thanks in advance.
  • sugandi said on October 8, 2014
    Hy... I am planning to start a boutique of modern tops For girls in tirupati,India. I want to know about the place where i can get materials and stock of dresses. And I also want to know about the investments in this profession.waiting for a reply
  • praveena said on November 24, 2014
    Hi, I want to start a boutique of half-sarees, lehengas, and designer sarees in vijayawada, I also want to know about the place where i can get materials and stocks, and I also want to know how much money i need to invest in this profession, can you please help me in sorting out this issue. I am eagerly waiting for your reply
  • ranju said on December 10, 2014
    I want to open a boutique material shop and readymade kurti in amritsar punjab in india with small amount pls suggest me about it
  • Jags said on December 15, 2014
    Those who are interested to setup boutique shop in Bangalore, please connect me +91 9741652559 for details. I would help you from end to end on setting up shop and running business. On stop solution.
  • abdul khader said on February 5, 2015
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  • Sony said on May 16, 2015
    Hi, m sony working for an software , and m interested to start a boutique of blouse work (aari work) can u plz somebody help me to get a guide tailor n aari work designer , plz suggest me thank u so much
  • Sony said on May 16, 2015
    M planning in bangalore if anybody have idea plz drop me msg my id: keer1987@gmail.com
  • Santa said on May 25, 2015
    Hi , want to set up a boutique at bhubaneswar ,odisha. What is the minimum investment required. How to start .pls guide.
  • Tapasri Roychowdhury said on June 16, 2015
    Hi, Want to set up a boutique at kolkata for ethnic wear in Kolkata. I want to know about the place where i can get materials and stocks, and I also want to know how much money i need to invest. Please guide.
  • Deepali said on June 23, 2015
    Hi, I am Deepali from Bangalore. i want to start up a "All feminine-wear". From skirts to anarkalis to Designed Saris (according to individual preference). I want a tailor who can design specific designs as suggested. If anyone is interested please mail me at deepalijn18@gmail.com. Thank you in advance.
  • Naina said on July 23, 2015
    Hello, i want to start a boutique in banaglore for ethnic wear and customized clothes, i need help what i should do and from where i can start. Need proper guidance regarding this.
  • akhand pratap singh said on August 4, 2015
    Hey naina if you want designs catch me on instagram @ak2hands and dm me for full business setup.
  • tebogo mokomela said on August 30, 2015
    Hi I'm interested in starting vintage clothing fashion targeting youth and formal mens wear in Mafikeng, South Africa
  • aman said on November 1, 2015
    I want to open a boutique of ladies suits in punjab.I want to know what should i do and from where i can get help.i need proper guidance regarding this.
  • Priya said on December 1, 2015
    Hi I want to open a boutique (Designer sarees and dress materials) in a upper middle class area in Hyderabad. Please give me all details and suggest me how to start up this.
  • Seema kale said on January 27, 2016
    Hi m seema ...m interested in opening up boutique in JP nagar Bangalore.....could you pls lemme know ...how much I need to invest..initially...
  • Daljit said on January 29, 2016
    Hi am daljit i want to start online boutique for ladies Punjabi suits Saree and I have already 20 years experience in stitching.please give me all details and suggest me how to start up this.
  • Amruta said on January 30, 2016
    I want to start a boutique in bangalore from home initially. It will be for ethnic wear and customized clothes, i need help , suggestions and like minded partners who would like to venture in the same field. Mail at amrrutaa@gmail.com
  • Bindushree said on May 6, 2016
    Hi, I am Bindu. I am planning to start up a boutique in bangalore . It will be for ethnic wear and some designer clothes for women. I need some heads on regarding the initial investment and where can i et designer clothes from .Kindly mail me at bndshree@gmail.com for the above details. Please do let me know if anyone interested to join me as a designer .
  • Sanddhya madhukkar said on May 6, 2016
    I am sanddhya madhukkar want to start a designer clothing line in bangalore. need good designers who can execute the design from getting required fabric to stitching..
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  • Nireeksha said on June 9, 2016
    I want yo start a boutique in Manglore is dea any who can help me out with this
  • Liz said on August 25, 2016
    Hi, I want to open a boutique in south Coast Mombasa. How much do I need to start with and what plan should I follow to make it success....pls advice me. Thanks
  • Anir raval said on September 23, 2016
    Hi I am anir .......I live in Ahmedabad.....but I sell only Mumbai handbags, sling purses, clutches and accessories .....I also sell kurtis and dress materials also from mumbai......in short in Ahmedabad I sell only mumbai products ......if anyone interested to buy from me do let me know.......I also sell my own designed clothes.......
  • aditi jindal said on February 2, 2017
    hi @DarBoutique @mariam @Tapasri Roychowdhury please email me your requirements at jindal.aditi0906@gmail.com
  • Janelle Harris said on January 13, 2019
    Hello. I would like to open a boutique, do you have a list of reputed manufacturers, distributors and/or suppliers of ladies fashion clothes, bags and accessories?
  • Rekha said on December 10, 2019
    Hello Friends, My wife has a Fashion Boutique in Bangalore (Babusapalya) with complete interior designs done, We would like to sell, interested buyers can contact us, it is a buy and operate kind of ready to use boutique, where we would coach/mentor to operate incase you are new to business. Contact No: 9620019345

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