Suit the City
Suit the City is a bespoke tailoring franchise. You do not need any fashion or tailoring experience – your role is to market your business and gain sales, while our expert tailors make the clothing.
In the UK, across Europe and the US.
BFA Provisional Member: Yes.
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Suit the City
Use your people skills and attention to detail to grow a successful business with an excellent potential income and work-life balance.
Are you stuck with a long commute, facing redundancy or in a career you hate? Do you enjoy meeting people and building relationships? Do you have a passion for fashion and the desire to succeed? If this describes you, find out why Suit the City could fit your life perfectly…
Suit the City is a market leading tailoring business, which is offering franchises across the UK and Europe. You need no tailoring experience to run our franchise, (all garments are made by expert tailors in Europe), just sales and marketing experience and the attitude and ambition to succeed.
Everyone likes to look and feel good. Unlike the fashion industry, we produce real clothes for real people. If you love beautiful clothes, get on well with people and are willing to work hard to make excellent profits, come to meet us and see why we are leading the field.
This is a unique opportunity to ride the wave of personalisation – boredom with mass production is leading to brands trying to individualise their products to appeal to discerning buyers, whilst at Suit the City, every garment is unique to the buyer. Garments are individually chosen and styled with all the bespoke details that the client requires, all at prices which are a fraction of those charged in Savile Row.
A Unique Business Opportunity
Suit the City franchisees generally work from home, where they have a small studio (usually a study), or they can visit their clients in the client’s home or office. If preferred, the franchisee can use a small retail space (as little as 250 sq. feet). Because everything is made-to-measure, there is no need for investment in expensive stock so overheads are low and profit margins are generous.
Products and Service
Suit the City offers a huge range of different garment styles and fabric options, from smart business suits in high quality Savile Row fabrics to more casual separates and accessories.
The company continues to innovate and respond to customer demand, regularly introducing new ranges to meet customer demands, this gives the franchisee flexibility to cross-sell different products to each client. To your clients, you can be a one-stop service, many will come back time after time, making selling easier each season.
In order to meet this demand, Suit the City make use of the latest technology in European factories, so you can rest at night knowing that your business meets strict EC regulations on employment and quality.
The Franchise Package
Initially, you will be offered a Suit the City franchise in either the menswear or womenswear. At a later date when you are competently running the one you have purchased, you may have the option to purchase the other one with an additional fee to cover extra training and further master models.
You can invest in a Suit the City men’s franchise for an investment of £19,950 + VAT, or a Suit the City women’s franchise for an investment of £22,950 + VAT. This includes everything you need to get started, and represents great value for money:
- A large territory
- Operating manuals
- Comprehensive one-to-one training in all aspects of the business
- Sales and marketing training
- Website presence
- Marketing materials, including literature, stationary and a pop-up banner
- Equipment including collapsible dress rail, master models, fabric and garment samples, a mannequin and branded suit bags
- Access to our trusted suppliers
- Access to our technology
- And most importantly, ongoing support from the team
Does Suit the City Suit You?
You won’t need to have experience in fashion or retailing, but you will definitely have a business background and be a confident, outgoing person with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
You will be taught the technical and practical skills as you will need to measure clients using our master models. However, you will need to enjoy sales and marketing, as it is very much a ‘people business’.
Once you engage with your potential clients, you will find that beautifully tailored clothes and individual personalised service sells itself. After that, word of mouth recommendations and referrals from thrilled clients drives momentum for your business.
Above all, you will be operating in a glamorous, exciting industry, providing a high value service and gaining huge satisfaction from creating exquisite clothes that your clients will love.