Fashion Business Plan Template

Fashion Business Plan

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Executive Summary

Business Overview

Chic & Timeless is a startup fashion company based in Los Angeles, California. The company is founded by Elizabeth Miller, an experienced fashion designer who has gained a reputation for creating elegant, timeless pieces for celebrity clients. For the past ten years, Elizabeth has worked as a designer for a local boutique, learning the ropes in regards to client communication and business management. Now that Elizabeth has gained experience and a presence in the industry, she is ready to start her own company, Chic & Timeless. Elizabeth is confident that her fashion design experience combined with her organization and communication skills, will enable her to run a profitable fashion company of her own. Elizabeth is recruiting a team of highly qualified professionals to help manage the day-to-day complexities of running a fashion boutique business – sales and marketing, budgeting and financial reporting, customer service, production, distribution, and quality control.

Chic & Timeless will provide clients with high-end, timeless fashion pieces that can be worn for years to come. Chic & Timeless will operate a brick-and-mortar boutique in Los Angeles for clients who prefer to shop in-store to receive tailored, personalized service. The Company will also run an online shop where customers from around the world can purchase pieces to be shipped to their homes.

 

Product Offering

The following are the types of products that Chic & Timeless will sell:

  • Womenswear:
    • Outerwear
    • Shirts & Blouses
    • Pants & Skirts
    • Dresses
    • Shoes & Accessories
  • Menswear:
    • Outerwear
    • Dress Shirts
    • Trousers
    • Shoes & Accessories

 

Customer Focus

Chic & Timeless will target men and women in the Los Angeles area with disposable incomes. The Company will target individuals who are looking for quality made, wear for life pieces that never go out of style. No matter the customer, Chic & Timeless will deliver the best communication, service, and accessible fashion.

 

Management Team

Chic & Timeless will be owned and operated by Elizabeth Miller. Elizabeth is a graduate of California University with a degree in Fashion Design. She has over ten years of experience working as a fashion designer for another local boutique. Elizabeth will be the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Lead Designer. She will oversee the design process from sourcing materials to ensuring finished goods are of the best quality possible.

Elizabeth has recruited a former colleague, Ashley Garcia, to be the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and help oversee Chic & Timeless’ business operations. Ashley has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and several years of experience managing a fashion boutique. Ashley will handle the day-to-day store operations managing the sales team, finances, and client relationships.

Elizabeth and Ashley have recruited an experienced marketing director, William Martin, to become a member of the Chic & Timeless management team. William is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in Marketing. Elizabeth and Ashley rely on William’s expertise to execute the Company’s marketing plan and advertising strategies.

 

Success Factors

Chic & Timeless will be able to achieve success by offering the following competitive advantages:

  • Skilled team of fashion designers and customer experience experts who will ensure each piece is of excellent quality and each client is satisfied with their purchase and shopping experience.
  • Chic & Timeless gives customers multiple ways to shop by maintaining an exclusive brick-and-mortar boutique and an online store that will reach a wider audience.
  • The Company offers one of a kind pieces with simple, chic designs and materials that can be worn for life.


Financial Highlights

Chic & Timeless is seeking $800,000 in debt financing to launch its fashion business. The funding will be dedicated towards securing the boutique and purchasing equipment and supplies. Funding will also be dedicated towards three months of overhead costs to include payroll of the staff and marketing expenses. The breakout of the funding is below:

  • Boutique build-out: $340,000
  • Equipment, supplies, and materials: $280,000
  • Three months of overhead expenses (payroll, utilities): $160,000
  • Marketing costs: $10,000
  • Working capital: $10,000

The following graph below outlines the pro forma financial projections for Chic & Timeless.

 

Company Overview

Who is Chic & Timeless?

Chic & Timeless is a newly established fashion company in Los Angeles, California. Chic & Timeless will be the first choice for quality made, timeless fashion pieces that can be worn for years to come. Chic & Timeless will operate a brick-and-mortar boutique in Los Angeles for clients who prefer to shop in-store to receive tailored, personalized service. The Company will also run an online shop where customers from around the world can purchase pieces to be shipped to their homes.


Chic & Timeless will be able to guarantee the quality and longevity of its pieces thanks to the latest and most innovative fashion design and manufacturing technology and a stringent quality control process. Chic & Timeless only uses high quality, sustainable materials and fabrics for its pieces. The Company’s team of highly qualified professionals experienced in fashion design and customer service will ensure all clients have a great shopping experience and receive only the highest quality apparel.

 

Chic & Timeless History

Chic & Timeless is owned and operated by Elizabeth Miller, an experienced fashion designer who has gained a reputation for creating elegant, timeless pieces for celebrity clients. For the past ten years, Elizabeth has worked as a designer for a local boutique, learning the ropes in regards to client communication and business management. Now that Elizabeth has gained experience and a presence in the industry, she is ready to start her own company, Chic & Timeless. Elizabeth is confident that her fashion design experience combined with her organization and communication skills, will enable her to run a profitable fashion company of her own. Elizabeth is recruiting a team of highly qualified professionals to help manage the day-to-day complexities of running a fashion business – sales and marketing, budgeting and financial reporting, customer service, production, distribution, and quality control.

Since incorporation, Chic & Timeless has achieved the following milestones:

  • Registered Chic & Timeless, LLC to transact business in the state of California.
  • Has identified three potential retail spaces for rent on Rodeo Drive.
  • Reached out to numerous contacts to include fashion designers, celebrity clients, friends, and family members to help spread the word about the new company.
  • Began recruiting a staff of accountants, fashion designers, and sales personnel to work at Chic & Timeless.

 

Chic & Timeless Services

The following are the types of products that Chic & Timeless will sell:

  • Womenswear:
    • Outerwear
    • Shirts & Blouses
    • Pants & Skirts
    • Dresses
    • Shoes & Accessories
  • Menswear:
    • Outerwear
    • Dress Shirts
    • Trousers
    • Shoes & Accessories

 

Industry Analysis

The global fashion industry is a $1.7 trillion market and the United States fashion industry is an estimated $370 billion market. According to industry statistics, the United States is the country that spends the most on fashion worldwide. The average amount spent on clothing per capita is $819 per year. Last year, people in the U.S. purchased an estimated 17 billion pieces of apparel. China is the next biggest fashion consumer after the U.S. China’s per capita apparel spending is equivalent to USD $257 per year.

The fashion industry can be broken down into segments by gender. The global womenswear segment is valued at $800 billion and is expected to grow by 5% over the next five years. The global menswear segment is valued at $483 million.

One of the biggest challenges and opportunities for the fashion industry is the impact fast fashion has on the environment. The fashion industry is responsible for about 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. Additionally, synthetic materials are responsible for over 35% of the plastic microfibers in the oceans. Industry operators who use sustainable materials and processes are more likely to enjoy success long term versus the fast fashion operators as consumers’ preferences are increasingly favoring eco-friendly brands.


Customer Analysis

Demographic Profile of Target Market

Chic & Timeless will primarily target men and women in the Los Angeles area with disposable incomes. A secondary target will be fashionable consumers worldwide. The Company will target individuals who are looking for quality made, wear for life pieces that never go out of style. No matter the customer, Chic & Timeless will deliver the best communication, service, and accessible fashion.

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Customer Segmentation

Chic & Timeless will primarily target the following customer profiles:

  • High income earners between the ages of 21-65
  • Men and women who prefer premium, wear for life pieces
  • Customers who prefer apparel made from sustainably sourced materials


Competitive Analysis

Direct and Indirect Competitors

Chic & Timeless will face competition from other companies with similar business profiles. A description of each competitor company is below.

Statements & Staples

Statements & Staples is one of the fastest growing sustainable fashion companies in the area with multiple boutique stores in California. The company is owned and operated by Susan Smith, an accomplished clothing designer who has been creating high end apparel for celebrities for over two decades. Statements & Staples is the go-to shop for one of a kind clothing and a tailored shopping experience. The company specializes in formal wear and couture pieces made by hand. Each design is produced in extremely limited quantities to ensure exclusivity.

Trending Now Fashion

Trending Now Fashion is a small fashion boutique located in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 2013 by Megan Johnson, a fashion design student at the University of California. Megan operates one boutique in LA and maintains an online shop where she sells her designs to customers around the world. Trending Now Fashion focuses on using only sustainably sourced materials and creating eco-friendly apparel in the latest trends and styles. The company targets Gen Z and millennials who want to stay on top of fashion trends while also making purchase choices that will have a positive impact on the environment.

Tiffanie’s Fashion Boutique

Tiffanie’s Fashion Boutique is a new fashion company with a retail shop on Rodeo Drive. Tiffanie’s sells high-end fashion and accessories in limited quantities. The company specializes in wear for life apparel that is expertly tailored. Clients come to Tiffanie’s for a personalized shopping experience and one of a kind pieces. Tiffanie also takes custom orders where clients can have something specially made just for them. The company only uses sustainable materials and ethical production operations.


Competitive Advantage

Chic & Timeless will be able to offer the following advantages over their competition:

  • Skilled team of designers will ensure the highest quality products. Expertly trained customer experience representatives will ensure all clients receive personalized customer service that will exceed their expectations.
  • Chic & Timeless provides multiple ways to shop. Customers can come into the boutique or they can shop online and have clothing shipped to them.
  • The Company’s sustainable materials are expertly constructed to ensure wear for life quality in every piece.

 

Marketing Plan

Brand & Value Proposition

Chic & Timeless will offer the unique value proposition to its clientele:

  • Chic & Timeless provides wear for life pieces that never go out of style.
  • The Company creates limited quantities of one of a kind pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.

 

Promotions Strategy

The promotions strategy for Chic & Timeless is as follows:

Social Media Marketing

The Company’s marketing director will create accounts on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. He will ensure Chic & Timeless maintains an active social media presence with regular updates and fun content to get customers excited about new designs.

Professional Associations and Networking

Chic & Timeless will become a member of professional associations such as the Fashion Association, American Fashion Designers Society, and the California Sustainable Fashion Association. The leadership team will focus their networking efforts on expanding the Company’s sustainable supplier and client network.

Print Advertising

Chic & Timeless will invest in professionally designed print ads to display in programs or flyers at industry networking events. The company will also invest in professionally designed ads to include in industry magazines and local publications.

Website/SEO Marketing

Chic & Timeless will utilize the in-house marketing director that designed the print ads to also design the company website. The website will be well organized, informative, and display the Company’s current collections. The website will also list information on the Company’s events and promotions.

The marketing director will also manage Chic & Timeless’ website presence with SEO marketing tactics so that when someone types in a search engine “Los Angeles sustainable fashion” or “fashion boutique near me”, Chic & Timeless will be listed at the top of the search results.

 

Pricing

The pricing of Chic & Timeless will be high-end due to the quality of the materials used and the nature of the sustainable production process. Clients will feel they receive great value for their money with one of a kind, wear for life pieces.


Operations Plan

The following will be the operations plan for Chic & Timeless.

 

Operation Functions:

  • Elizabeth Miller will be the CEO and Lead Fashion Designer. She will oversee the design and production process. Elizabeth has spent the past year recruiting the following staff:
  • Ashley Garcia – Chief Operating Officer who will manage the day-to-day store operations including overseeing the sales staff and customer relationship management.
  • Susan Smith – Accountant who will provide all accounting, tax payments, and monthly financial reporting.
  • William Martin – Marketing Director who will oversee all marketing strategies for the Company and manage the website, social media, and outreach.
  • Jennifer Jones – Quality Control Manager who will oversee all inspections of products to ensure quality standards are met.


Milestones:

Chic & Timeless will have the following milestones complete in the next six months.

12/1/2022 – Finalize lease to rent the boutique space.

12/15/2022 – Finalize personnel and staff employment contracts for the Chic & Timeless management team.

1/1/2023 – Begin build-out of the boutique, purchase equipment, and start design and production operations.

1/15/2023 – Begin networking at industry events and implement the marketing plan.

2/15/2023 – Finalize contracts for suppliers and distribution partners.

3/15/2023 – Chic & Timeless officially opens for business.

 

Management Team

Chic & Timeless will be owned and operated by Elizabeth Miller. Elizabeth is a graduate of California University with a degree in Fashion Design. She has over ten years of experience working as a fashion designer for another local boutique. Elizabeth will be the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Lead Designer. She will oversee the design process from sourcing materials to ensuring finished goods are of the best quality possible.

Elizabeth has recruited a former colleague, Ashley Garcia, to be the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and help oversee Chic & Timeless’ business operations. Ashley has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and several years of experience managing a fashion boutique. Ashley will handle the day-to-day store operations managing the sales team, finances, and client relationships.

Elizabeth and Ashley have recruited an experienced marketing director, William Martin, to become a member of the Chic & Timeless management team. William is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in Marketing. Elizabeth and Ashley rely on William’s expertise to execute the Company’s marketing plan and advertising strategies.


Financial Plan

Key Revenue & Costs

The revenue drivers for Chic & Timeless are the fees charged to customers in exchange for the Company’s products. When it comes to pricing, the Company will charge high-end prices in line with the industry average and based on the cost of goods.

The cost drivers will be the overhead costs required in order to staff a fashion business. The expenses will be the payroll cost, utilities, equipment and supplies, and marketing materials.

 

Funding Requirements and Use of Funds

Chic & Timeless is seeking $800,000 in debt financing to launch its fashion business. The funding will be dedicated towards securing the boutique and purchasing equipment and supplies. Funding will also be dedicated towards three months of overhead costs to include payroll of the staff and marketing expenses. The breakout of the funding is below:

  • Boutique build-out: $340,000
  • Equipment, supplies, and materials: $280,000
  • Three months of overhead expenses (payroll, utilities): $160,000
  • Marketing costs: $10,000
  • Working capital: $10,000


Key Assumptions

The following outlines the key assumptions required in order to achieve the revenue and cost numbers in the financials and in order to pay off the startup business loan.

  • Average number of pieces sold per month: 150
  • Average fees per month: $30,000
  • Overhead costs per year: $640,000

 

Financial Projections

Income Statement
  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
Revenues
Total Revenues$360,000$793,728$875,006$964,606$1,063,382
Expenses & Costs
Cost of goods sold$64,800$142,871$157,501$173,629$191,409
Lease$50,000$51,250$52,531$53,845$55,191
Marketing$10,000$8,000$8,000$8,000$8,000
Salaries$157,015$214,030$235,968$247,766$260,155
Initial expenditure$10,000$0$0$0$0
Total Expenses & Costs$291,815$416,151$454,000$483,240$514,754
EBITDA$68,185 $377,577 $421,005 $481,366 $548,628
Depreciation$27,160$27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160
EBIT$41,025 $350,417 $393,845$454,206$521,468
Interest$23,462$20,529 $17,596 $14,664 $11,731
PRETAX INCOME$17,563 $329,888 $376,249 $439,543 $509,737
Net Operating Loss$0$0$0$0$0
Use of Net Operating Loss$0$0$0$0$0
Taxable Income$17,563$329,888$376,249$439,543$509,737
Income Tax Expense$6,147$115,461$131,687$153,840$178,408
NET INCOME$11,416 $214,427 $244,562 $285,703 $331,329
Balance Sheet
  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
ASSETS
Cash$154,257$348,760$573,195$838,550$1,149,286
Accounts receivable$0$0$0$0$0
Inventory$30,000$33,072$36,459$40,192$44,308
Total Current Assets$184,257$381,832$609,654$878,742$1,193,594
Fixed assets$180,950$180,950$180,950$180,950$180,950
Depreciation$27,160$54,320$81,480$108,640 $135,800
Net fixed assets$153,790 $126,630 $99,470 $72,310 $45,150
TOTAL ASSETS$338,047$508,462$709,124$951,052$1,238,744
LIABILITIES & EQUITY
Debt$315,831$270,713$225,594$180,475 $135,356
Accounts payable$10,800$11,906$13,125$14,469 $15,951
Total Liability$326,631 $282,618 $238,719 $194,944 $151,307
Share Capital$0$0$0$0$0
Retained earnings$11,416 $225,843 $470,405 $756,108$1,087,437
Total Equity$11,416$225,843$470,405$756,108$1,087,437
TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY$338,047$508,462$709,124$951,052$1,238,744
Cash Flow Statement
  FY 1FY 2FY 3FY 4FY 5
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS
Net Income (Loss)$11,416 $214,427 $244,562 $285,703$331,329
Change in working capital($19,200)($1,966)($2,167)($2,389)($2,634)
Depreciation$27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160 $27,160
Net Cash Flow from Operations$19,376 $239,621 $269,554 $310,473 $355,855
CASH FLOW FROM INVESTMENTS
Investment($180,950)$0$0$0$0
Net Cash Flow from Investments($180,950)$0$0$0$0
CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING
Cash from equity$0$0$0$0$0
Cash from debt$315,831 ($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)
Net Cash Flow from Financing$315,831 ($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)($45,119)
Net Cash Flow$154,257$194,502 $224,436 $265,355$310,736
Cash at Beginning of Period$0$154,257$348,760$573,195$838,550
Cash at End of Period$154,257$348,760$573,195$838,550$1,149,286

Fashion Company Business Plan FAQs

A fashion company business plan is a plan to start and/or grow your fashion company business. Among other things, it outlines your business concept, identifies your target customers, presents your marketing plan and details your financial projections.

You can easily complete your fashion company business plan using our Fashion Business Plan Template here.

There are a number of different kinds of fashion companies, some examples include: Fast Fashion, Haute Couture, and Bespoke Tailoring.

Auto repair companies are often funded through small business loans. Personal savings, credit card financing and angel investors are also popular forms of funding.

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