Unique Franchise Business Apricot Lane Makes Its Mark


Apr 04, 2016

Apricot Lane, a trendsetting boutique franchise, is making its mark in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Set in the upscale Towne Centre complex, this chic store opened in December in 2015 and is now attracting a diverse range of multi-generational shoppers. Around 70 percent of the items carried are imported from companies based in California, bringing that high couture to local Mount Pleasant residents at more affordable prices.

Franchisee Sandra Barnes has fully embraced the "think global, act local" mindset, and she noted that the opportunity to give back is the most rewarding aspect of the job for her. In the Mount Pleasant location she runs with her daughter Ashley Herrin, shoppers can purchase handmade bracelets from 3Strands Global, an organization that works to rescue and help support sex trafficking victims. The franchise business' "Fashion for a Cause" events offer guests the chance to enjoy cocktails and appetizers, with part of the event's sale proceeds going to a charity they choose. 

The Apricot Lane Franchise Opportunity

Founded in 2007, Apricot Lane is a recognized fashion boutique brand for both its retail innovations and its charity work with 3Strands Global. Franchisees are given some freedom in choosing their stock, and limited quantities are delivered daily to each location so each store's items are unique and not easily found elsewhere in the community.

The Apricot Lane franchise opportunity comes with a franchise fee of $29,500, with the total investment ranging from $131,300 to $409,800. Those who plan to get financing must have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid or cash assets and the collateral needed for the loan's remainder. While Apricot Lane doesn't provide franchisees with financing, they do work with their preferred lenders. Full training and ongoing support are provided. The ideal franchisee will enjoy working with people and have a sense of fashion.

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