Business Idea Center: Fashion

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
Business Name / Description

Alteration Service

Help others look their best with an alteration business.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Bathing Suits

People will never stop going to the beach. Cater to them by selling bathing suits and other beach accessories.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Belt Buckles

Creating unique, fashionable belt buckles that stand out can be both a creative outlet and a big money-maker.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Carts and Kiosks

Don't have a ton of startup capital? Consider a cart or kiosk business.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Collectible Clothing

Bring back the vintage and retro styles of years past with a collectible clothing store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Consignment Clothing Store

The low-cost way to start a clothing store--sell items on consignment.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Buttons

Who says buttons have to be boring? Create interesting buttons that will make people smile when they get dressed.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Drapery Studio

Provide homeowners with everything they need to install drapes.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dry Cleaning Delivery

Make people's lives a little easier by delivering their dry cleaning.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Embroidery Service

Using embroidery equipment, you can personalize everything from dog collars to T-shirts.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Evening Gown Rentals

Turn women into Cinderellas for a night by renting them evening gowns.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Fabric Restoration

Are you great at cleaning and mending? Try out fabric restoration.
Category: Maintenance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Fabric Shop

Add some texture to your business side with a shop that's made of good material.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Fashion Design School

If you are a fashion designer, teach others how to do the same with this glamorous business idea.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Handbag Design and Manufacturing

Sell your unique handbags to boutiques or directly to customers.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Homebased Tailor

If you're an experienced tailor, you can contract your work to retailers and then sew from home.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Image Consultant

Use your keen eye to help people look their best.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Boxes

You've got to have a love for details, artistry and functionality to make this business sparkle.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Business

Love all things that sparkle? Start a jewelry business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Making Instruction

The love for jewelry has never gone out of style. Teach others how to create bling.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Knitting

Do you know the difference between knitting and purling? Start making money from your creations.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Leather Fashions

Rope in customers by offering leather clothes and accessories with large profit potential.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Lingerie Shop

Put a swagger in women's steps by providing them with attractive lingerie.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Manicure/Pedicure Salon

Get your feet wet with a pedicure and manicure salon.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Maternity Clothing

Moms-to-be don't want to give up looking good. Cash in on this strong demographic.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Formalwear Rentals

Give your formalwear rental business an edge by making it mobile.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Modeling Agency

Use your connections to get models their big break.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Custom Blue Jeans

Jeans have never been more popular, and selling custom options online can set your business apart.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Fabric Shop

Add some texture to your business side with an online shop that's made of good material.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Perfume

Make the world a better-smelling place by making or selling perfume.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Personal Shopper

Fashion forward? Keep others looking good as a personal shopper.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Promotional Wear

From hats to golf shirts, promotional wear continues to be popular with businesses.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Safety Clothing Sales

Help employers keep their workers safe with boots, neon vests and other apparel.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Seashell Jewelry

Cater to the fashion-minded who never want to leave the beach behind.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Secondhand Clothing Store

People love a bargain. Put your good taste to use by opening a used clothing store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Senior Citizen Clothing

Make shopping more convenient for seniors by taking the clothing to them.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sewing Classes

Give sewers the guidance they need while stitching together some profit for yourself.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Silk Scarves

People will pay hundreds of dollars for a Ferragamo or Hermes silk scarf. It's a trend you can cash in on, too.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Silk Screening Service

Cash in on the popularity of T-shirts by offering silk-screen printing.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sleepwear

This huge market is one you should be able to cozy up to.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Sports Team Uniform Service

Help inspire a sense of camaraderie by selling uniforms to sports teams.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sportsmen Vests

Cater to sportsmen, from hunters to boaters, by making vests that fit their specific needs.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sportswear

Design and manufacture--or simply sell--a variety of sportswear online.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

T-Shirts in a Can

Capitalize on the novelty factor by designing T-shirts in a can for gifts, retail or wholesale.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Children's Clothing

Help parents out of financial hardship by selling used children's clothing.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Wedding Gowns

Help brides-to-be find beautiful, affordable gowns.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Vintage Clothing

They're so old, they're trendy again. A vintage clothing shop is a classic way to bring back old styles.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Western Apparel

You'll say "Yee-haw" when customers flock to your specialty Western store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Wigs

Hospitals and medicals centers are among the growing consumer opportunities for wig businesses.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Window Displays

Use your flair for design to attract shoppers.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Wood Clothes Hangers

Add a touch of class to closets everywhere with wood hangers.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Work Uniforms

Millions of people have to wear uniforms to work. Target this demographic by selling work uniforms.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No
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