Apricot Lane Boutique

  • Country Visions, Inc.
3333 Vaca Valley Pkwy., # 700
Vacaville, California 95688
United States
  • (800) 425-8883 / (707) 451-6890 x 120
  • (707) 451-0410 (Fax)

Apricot Lane is a fashion retail store located in high traffic shopping centers and is THE women's fashion boutique franchise which combines opportunities from the Fashion and Gift Industries! When you franchise with Apricot Lane you will be bringing the latest designer brands and collections to your customers and backed with the support of an established, comprehensive proven retail operation. With our celebrity-inspired branded apparel, affordable handbags, jewelry, and accessories, we offer the styles and trends customers are looking for!

Entrepreneurs love Apricot Lane for our successful and unique franchise opportunity that can help them own their own business! Fashion-savvy shoppers love Apricot Lane for our quality, stylish brand-name clothing, fun fashion accessories, and excellent customer service.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1991

Franchising Since: 2004

Operating Units

Franchised Units 77 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 77 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 77 100.0% In 38 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 77 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators 9
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators 32

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Florida 7
Louisiana 7
California 6

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 15
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Yes, at additional cost
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Yes, at additional cost
Field Training Yes, at additional cost
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Yes, at additional cost
Franchisee Newsletter N/A
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline N/A

Training

Home 2 weeks
Vacaville, CA 5 days
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $80K
Total Investment $130.5-404.8K
Average Total Investment $268K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $29.5K
Average Franchise Fee $29K
On-Going Royalty 3-5.5%
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee 3-5.5%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 0
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 4-6
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,200-2,500
Preferred Site Types Regional Mall
Other Site Types Allowed Lifestyle Centers
Encourages Conversions No
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 5/5
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Agreements?
No
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 20
USA Yes, All United States
Canada No
Overseas No
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