How To Start A Boutique Business In Nigeria

Boutique business is a booming business irrespective of your location. However it is more viable especially where there are many young folks, celebrities, elites and women and men of substance. That being said, do you know that the world is changing? Everyone now wants to be among the happening class, all thanks to social media activities, such as Facebook, Instagram etc. Where there many trends in fashion, live streaming videos of what is in vogue.

Don’t be surprised when you see a boutique doing well even in your small locality in case, you are saying how do I mean well! You probably have seen viral videos of men in suites hawking items on the street and twerking ladies too hawking one thing or another. That is to tell you the level we have gotten to in fashion.

Nevertheless, where you situate your boutique business is very vital. The business is striving in places like Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Benin etc, Clothing business generally is profitable not to talk of boutique. Everybody cannot bend down in the market to select okrika so they go to boutique. Individuals with class prefer boutique, particularly the ones with brands so when they are conversing with friends they will be quick to say I bought this stuff in Exclusive Boutique Abuja or Everywoman boutique Lagos.

Boutique is a place we believe we can buy things that are of high quality, brands, unique stuffs etc. That is why those who patronizes them don’t mind the price whether it is costly on not.

This business is yet to be crowded, why? Because some people believe that due to economic situation in the country, it will be difficult to get many patronage. Do you know that in this part of the world people are very conscious of the way they look. It might concern you to know that after food & cloth, accessories are the next sort after things.

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Requirement For Boutique Business


You need a good capital to start a boutique business because you will be selling different items. You can save money from any other business or job. Do you know you can save money that is enough to start clothing business within a year from popcorn business? Yes I am saying this from experience. Other places to get capital are family and friends


Location is very important for quick sales, large sales and return sales. Your shop should be in a high brow center, commercial environment, busy road, big estates, motor parks, higher institutions, market, and environment where there are many offices etc. places like University, colleges of Education, Polytechnic where there are competitions in fashion are good baits.

Certain people close down boutique business mostly because of location. If you chose a place that you can only make 5 sales a week how will you pay for the rent. Remember some clothes will fade if they stay too long in one place that is why you will see a China white material turning brown in colour after a long while in the shop.


Rent shop that is spacious enough to accommodate all the wares you will be displaying for sale. It can be down or upstairs. People wouldn’t mind climbing up to buy what the like. The shop should be furnished with carpentry work such as shelves, hangers etc. create a hidden place in the shop or room where customers can test or try materials. Show glasses and Marcot are needed to advertise items.

Sign Post

Pay artist or graphic designers to design a beautiful sign board for you. Select a nice and unique name to call your shop.

Where To Purchase Accessories For Your Shop

In Nigeria, Ababa International market is a good place and Ariaria market in Aba But you should be able to buy wears from India, Poland, Italy and other countries through mini importation. Dubai is a free trade zone; it is like commercial center for the world. Go there and buy things for your boutique because they trade at a cheaper rate. Another place to buy things from very cheap too is China. One thing is that if your products are of good quality with affordable price people will buy.

Things to Purchase for Boutique Business

  • Shirts (plain, striped)
  • Designer handbags
  • Shoes
  • Dinner gowns, office gowns, flower gowns, cooperate gowns etc.
  • Skirts
  • Suits
  • Couf
  • Dressing slippers
  • Ear rings, bangles, necklace, and other trinkets
  • Jeans
  • Lace materials
  • Tops
  • T-shirts
  • Polo
  • Shocking
  • Perfumes, body spray, deodorants, make up kits
  • Fashion glasses
  • Undies such as Bra, pants, boxers. Curdle


Plan to start your boutique business today, stop procrastinating because you are losing out big time. The success of this business lies on the location, quality items and the volume of sells. Purchase quality products from China, Dubai, Poland etc. Sell at a reduced price so that you can get many referrals. Boutique business is lucrative in Lagos. You can decide on the area of boutique business you want to start. Is it exclusively male or only female clothing’s or unisex? Choose a position and concentrate on it, draw out fashion boutique business plan in other to survive in the business.

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