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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #405 last year
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Initial investment
$161K - $306K
Units as of 2021
82 3.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Mainstream Boutique was founded in 1991 by Marie DeNicola, whose previous experience included working in the LA garment district as a buyer, merchandiser and planner. After her husband's job took her family to Minnesota, she started a direct-sales company selling apparel and accessories. By 1998, Mainstream Boutique had evolved into a franchised retail concept.

About Mainstream Boutique

Industry
Retail
Related Categories
Apparel & Accessories
Founded
1991
Parent Company
Mainstream Fashions Franchising Inc.
Leadership
Corey DeNicola, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (23 years)
# of employees at HQ
21
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
82 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7900 International Dr., #515
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Mainstream Boutique franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$40,000
Initial Investment
$160,800 - $306,350
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
0.5%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Mainstream Boutique has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
10 hours
Classroom Training
38 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing training as needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021