List of Franchises for Children's Clothes

by Rhonda Donaldson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Fashion for children is big business.

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Children's clothing franchise businesses offer a wide variety of clothing options, whether you are searching for resale, designer, shoes or even the new virtual shopping clubs that offer designer clothing for a limited time. Franchising children's clothing is a popular way of finding a bargain or a sought-after keepsake item usually encompassing newborn through pre-teen sizes.


Clothes often look brand-new after the child has outgrown them. This is especially true in the case of babies, who sometimes wear an item only once or twice. Children's resale has become popular with thrifty moms on a budget. Children's Orchard opened its first store in 1985. The franchise also has an online store that offers not only clothing but also toys and furniture. Kids Kloset opened in 1999 and offers franchises in children's clothing with an additional twist: storytelling for the kids while you shop. The chain has also been recognized for its humanitarian efforts for the underprivileged.

Baby Clothes

A baby clothing franchise offering new, trendy baby clothes can be a popular choice if you are shopping for that special gift for a newborn. Expectant parents or new grandparents often expect to pay a higher price for items that will become a keepsake. Babies R Us is a franchise grown out of its parent company, Toys R Us. Babies R Us currently has more than 250 stores nationwide. One desirable aspect of a franchise is that the parent company will set up the store, train management and market and advertise the franchise.

Children's Shoes

Children outgrow shoes quickly, and a children's shoe franchise offers like-new footwear that will likely see many repeat customers. Kiddie Kobbler, a family-oriented business that was established in 1951, offers franchises that include mentorship, consulting services and a low franchise fee. This time-tested franchise points out that without the proper fit, a child will experience future foot problems. An infant will outgrow shoes on the average of every 8 to 12 weeks, while a toddler changes shoe sizes every 10 to 14 weeks.

Virtual Shopping

In recent years, the business of virtual franchise shopping has attracted those too busy to drive around town looking for bargains. This e-commerce home-based business niche offers exclusive, invite-only shopping clubs that require the shopper to become a member before being offered designer buys. Membership is usually free. Haute Look is one example of a virtual store that offers children's fashions.

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Rhonda Donaldson began writing for a daily newspaper in 1991. She was published by the Associated Press and the National and International Wire, as well as a Texas college alumni magazine. Her work includes writing the history for one of Texas' oldest television stations. Donaldson has won several Associated Press awards and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications.