The Top 10 Clothing Franchise Businesses In India 2023

on Dec 29, 2022 | 387 views

Written by: Fadheela.

 

India is the largest producer of cotton and the second largest producer of silk. And it’s known for its clothing manufacturers all over the world. With a large middle-class population, the demand for homegrown and international clothing franchises is at an all-time high.

 

Clothing franchises can be a source of high profit if done well. A huge factor in success is marketing. Both of these are taken care of if you choose the right brand to franchise. And pairing your clothing franchise to the area you’re setting it up can boost your sales even more. Designer brands do better when they’re set up in high-income cities and regions, Whereas commercial brands cater to the masses and focus more on product sales and the local customer demographic.

 

In this article, we’ll talk about the top 10 clothing franchises in India in 2023 and what brands you can expect to be successful in the coming year. Most, if not all the brands and franchises you see on this list have online and on-site stores. So if you’re looking for hybrid franchise models, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Here is a list of the clothing franchises and brands that we’ve put together for you.

 

Aurelia

Starting with a women’s ethnic clothing brand. A one-stop fashion destination for all your Indian wear clothing. Aurelia is popular with the younger crowd, and their shops include designer pieces along with daily wear as well.

 

Founded: 2009

Investment: Rs. 15 Lakhs - 20 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Rs. 2 Lakhs - 3 Lakhs

Royalty Fee: 6%

 

The Aurelia franchise provides a nine-year agreement which will include training and marketing support from the brand. Franchisees that have prior knowledge of how to run a business are all welcome to contact the brand or company for further details. So if you’re looking for a women’s fashion franchise, you’re in luck.

 

Biba

Biba is another Indian ethnic clothing brand. They sell both readymade clothing and unstitched clothing materials in their shops. Which allows them to cater to a wide range of customers. Their clothes also cater to younger and older demographics owing to their versatility as a brand.

 

Founded: 1988

Investment: Rs. 30 Lakhs - Rs. 50 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: None

Royalty Fee: 30%

 

The Biba franchise provides training and ongoing support to all its franchisees. Which includes any marketing or advertising services from the brand.

 

XTRO

XTRO is a brand that caters exclusively to kids. From ages 0 - 14 years, they’ve got your back. Their stores also sell clothes for a wide price range suited to any budget, so there’s something there for every type of customer.

 

Founded: 2012

Investment: Rs. 1 Crore - 2 Crore

Franchise Fee: Rs. 5 Lakhs - 10 Lakhs

Royalty Fee: Not Disclosed

 

XTRO is a multi-brand clothing franchise, coupled with its brand equity and purchasing power. The XTRO franchise’s unique business model will give it a competitive edge in the industry.  As a franchisee, you get end-to-end support. From store design to sourcing merchandise to planning marketing strategies.

 

Jockey India

A popular underwear franchise brand for both men and women. Jockey pioneered not only the way they’ve innovated their clothes but also the way they’ve been marketed. It’s a leading manufacturer and marketer of comfort apparel that’s sold in more than 140 countries worldwide.

 

Founded: 1994

Investment: Rs. 45 Lakhs - 50 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Rs. 1 Lakh

Royalty Fee: 6%

 

The Jockey franchise promises a high margin of profit and provides support and training for its franchisees. To set up a Jockey store you’ll need 1000 - 1400 sq. ft of space, in an area with high foot traffic.

 

Zara

Zara is an international clothing franchise brand, based in Spain. You’ll usually find Zara stores in popular, higher commercial spaces. The brand provides support with quality control, design, development, and sales through stores and online shopping.

 

Founded: 1975

Investment: Rs. 50 Lakhs - 1 Crore

Franchise Fee: Not Disclosed

Royalty Fee: 20%

 

As a franchisee, you also get complete access to corporate administrations. And to operate a Zara store you’ll need at least 9 - 10 with good communication skills, who’ll be able to help customers. The Zara franchise is a good option to consider if you’re looking into international hybrid model franchises.

 

KIODA

KIODA is South Korea's leading fashion and lifestyle store. Their brand name KIODA translates to “cute” in Korean. They sell a wide variety of products from seasonal clothes to fashion accessories to health and beauty products. The brand has a global presence in over 20 countries.

 

Founded: 2013

Investment: Rs. 65 Lakhs - 75 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Rs. 5 Lakhs

Royalty Fee: 12%

 

They’ve recently set their sites on expanding to India and plan to open 300 stores, as of 2021. Through partnering with Franchise India they plan to further expand their brand pan-India in the coming years. This a good international franchise to consider if you’re looking into Asia/Pacific franchise brands.

 

Siyaram

A popular homegrown fashion brand. Siyaram has over 1 lakh retail stores across the country. Proving that it’s no doubt popular with the masses. As a Siyaram franchise owner, you’ll be required to have detailed knowledge of current fashion trends. Prior experience in knowing how to run a fashion retail franchise is also considered a bonus.

 

Founded: 1987

Investment: Rs. 20 Lakhs - 30 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Not Disclosed

Royalty Fee: 10%

 

Franchisees can expect to get a 30% return on investment and the payback for a single unit of the franchise in 3 - 4 years.

 

VF Corporation

VF is the world’s largest apparel, accessories, and footwear brand. They house a large number of active and workwear brands that help their customers connect to lifestyles, activities, and experiences they cherish most. Their mission revolves around movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and the planet.

 

Founded: 1899

Investment: Rs. 10 Lakhs - 15 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Not Disclosed.

Royalty Fee: 12%

 

The VF Corporation provides a great opportunity for franchisees to make high profits, as a multi-brand franchise. All the while providing support for their franchisees through training and development of the franchise business.

 

Pratibha Syntex Limited

Pratibha is a popular brand of knitted textile products. It’s also known to bring different brands like Nike and Zara all under one roof. Over the past few years, they’ve managed to grow substantially with their strategy of housing multiple brands under one roof. The brand as a whole is committed to creating opportunities for farmers and employees everywhere.

 

Founded: 1997

Investment: Rs. 10 Lakhs - 20 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: Not Disclosed

Royalty Fee: Not Disclosed

 

The company works with numerous brands to produce clothes sustainably. Working with Pratibha you have full transparency from the brand about where your textiles are coming from and design assistance from the company.  

 

Numero Uno

If you're shopping for denim, look no further than Numero Uno.  They're India’s first indigenously manufactured denim labels. Popular with the younger crowds for their shirts and denim products, which cater to both men and women. The brand has a presence in both Indian and international markets.

 

Founded: 1987

Investment: Rs. 10 Lakhs - 20 Lakhs

Franchise Fee: None

Royalty Fee: 20% - 30%

 

To set up a Numero Uno franchise you’d need at least 1200 - 1500 sq. ft of space available. And lucky for you, they’re looking to expand pan-India. So be sure to check them out and give them a call if you’re interested in setting up a Numero Uno franchise in your city.

 

Conclusion

And there you have it. Regardless of what clothing franchise you choose, it’s important to stay up to date with current fashion trends and the customer preferences of your target demographic. The other important factor here is where you choose to set up your franchise. If you’ve got these nailed, you’re sure to have a successful franchise business on your hands.

 

If you’re interested in more clothing franchises, visit Franchise Bazar and sign up for a more extensive list.

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