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TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARD A FUTURE IN FASHION FRANCHISING!

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own boutique, working in the fashion industry or being your own boss? If you answered yes, then Scout & Molly's franchise ownership may be the perfect fit for you!

Our award-winning team of industry experts wants business ownership to become a reality for more women entrepreneurs across the country. We would love to chat with you about owning your own Scout & Molly's Boutique!

To get started, please fill out the form below and click submit. A member of our Franchise Team will be in touch soon to schedule a quick intro call.

We look forward to chatting soon!

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You can also reach out to us directly by phone:  (517) 388-1608 or email: franchise@scoutandmollys.com

THE BOUTIQUE YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF

Scout & Molly's offers a world-class franchise program, including ongoing training and support that provides franchisees with significant advantages over competitor boutiques.

At Scout & Molly’s, we bring decades of franchising and fashion experience, and leverage our relationships in the fashion world to open doors for our franchisees. As a Scout & Molly’s boutique owner, you have immediate access to exciting brands, guided merchandising experiences, and leaders in retail, including national consultants.

Scout & Molly’s offers new franchisees tools, resources, and experts to support you every step of the way toward opening your own Scout & Molly’s Boutique.

  • No fashion experience required!
  • The perfect semi-absentee franchise for a fashionista!
  • We pride ourselves on offering our Franchisees invaluable training, the analytical and financial tools and technology to manage your business, and ongoing expertise from our team of merchandising, operations, and technical experts.
  • Compare our program and value proposition against trying to start a boutique on your own from the ground up!

It's time to own the business of your dreams!

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Scout and Molly’s Boutique began with a dream. A place where women would feel comfortable shopping, a place where they didn’t have to worry about what they were wearing when they walked in the store, a place where women could count on a friendly face and an honest opinion.

Scout & Molly’s wants business ownership to become a reality for more women entrepreneurs.

Poised to be a national leader in the women's retail boutique industry is Scout & Molly’s -- an intimate boutique offering a carefully curated line of the latest sought after vintage chic and fast fashion designs. All this and a proven business model that gives you the opportunity to flex your business mind and express your passion for fashion with your own unique, fun and highly lucrative franchise!

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OUR INVESTMENT MODEL & FEES

Here’s an overview of the support you’ll receive. This information does not constitute an offer or the sale of a franchise.

Scout & Molly’s is completely dedicated to the success of its franchisees; therefore, each franchisee can expect consistent and ongoing support from the corporate office. As part of this support, the following services and training have been developed to assist in all operational aspects of each Scout & Molly’s franchise.

WELCOME

After you’ve signed your franchise agreement, your operations specialist will touch base with you to welcome you to the team. At that time, we will schedule a follow-up meeting to walk you through your welcome packet, pre-opening checklist, and the franchisee resource center, and answer your questions.

SITE SELECTION

Our national team of leading retail site search brokers will review all factors to identify the best possible site for your location.

BUILD OUT

We collectively discuss the location’s design, the store-in-a-box package, franchisee furniture and fixture responsibilities, as well as the general contractor’s responsibilities.

INVENTORY

The Scout & Molly’s buying team travels to regional and national apparel shows (“Markets”) held in different cities across the US. Here, our buyers source the best of the best in women’s clothing lines. With years of fashion buying experience, their established relationships with designers and sales reps across the country provide every boutique with top-selling styles in fashion’s hottest trends.

SUPPLIES

Scout & Molly’s will assist you with all supplies needed for the opening of your store.

ONLINE BUYING PLATFORM

Franchisees are trained and have access to our wholesale marketplace, an online platform that allows selection of the merchandise available in the franchisee’s territory.

HIRING

All franchisees will be trained and provided with the documents necessary for staffing their shop. This will be explored in great detail during training week.

FRANCHISEE TRAINING

When you become a franchisee, training begins immediately. A member of the corporate team will initiate the relationship with a personal phone call to kick start this exciting process. Ongoing training will revolve around each boutique’s build-out, inventory, visual standards, marketing and advertising, and soft and grand openings. The week-long training program at Corporate will introduce new practices in addition to reinforcing policies and procedures. Ongoing field support will begin once the franchisee’s store has opened.

MARKETING AGENCY

The Scout & Molly’s brand works with a dedicated marketing and advertising agency. These media buyers and marketing experts work closely with each franchisee to promote every boutique. As our brand and merchandise continues to evolve in an ever-changing industry, our marketing partners also remain ahead of digital marketing trends to promote brand awareness in your target market and across the country.

STORE OPENING PREP

A corporate representative will come to your store prior to your soft opening to ensure everything is ready to go for your big day.

ONGOING FIELD SUPPORT

Training doesn’t stop on the phone or after training week. The corporate team will be on the road ensuring each store and owner is meeting and exceeding expectations for success.

ACCESS TO MICROSITE & ECOMMERCE

Our corporate website, www.scoutandmollys.com provides extensive information about the company. Each franchisee’s location is featured on this website, and its geo-tagging functionality allows customers to find a boutique in a specific area. The website also serves as a tremendous marketing tool featuring the latest brands and fashion trends, timely blogs and social media posts.

RESOURCE CENTER

Scout & Molly’s corporate has created a password-protected Resource Center for franchisees to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This online portal provides forms, documents, branded material, supplies, videos, social media images, marketing resources, and more. A forum to ask questions and share ideas and best practices with fellow owners and/or the corporate team is also available.

FEES

Franchise Fee: $60,000

Initial Investment Single Unit: $288,000 – $367,000

Initial Investment Multi-Unit:  $327,000 – $406,000

Royalty Fee: 6% of gross revenue per month.

Brand Development Fund: 1% of gross revenue per month.

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SUPPORTING YOUR DREAMS

Scout & Molly's has devoted customers in big cities and small towns across the nation who love shopping in our modern boutiques that feature the latest trends and sought-after fashions. Our customers can count on a warm welcome, no-pressure, friendly, and fun shopping experience, and our unmatched white-glove customer service. Our corporate team is dedicated to the success of its franchisees; therefore, each franchisee can expect consistent and ongoing support from the corporate office.

PRE-OPENING SUPPORT

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Relationships
  • Real Estate Production Manager
  • Corporate Construction Project Leader
  • LOI & Lease Negotiation Assistance
  • Corporate Site Selection Assistance
  • Preliminary Plan & Schematic Drawing Creation & Review
  • Opening Inventory Assistance in conjunction with analytics

STORE OPENING SUPPORT: Hiring your team

  • Education on the essential qualities for Store Manager and Stylists
  • Job descriptions of your employees
  • Operations will assist in interviewing your candidates
  • Corporate will assist you in management and sales team training

ON-GOING SUPPORT

  • P&L review
  • Budgeting
  • Field visits/Operational reviews
  • Scheduled conference calls
  • Regional training
  • Franchisee conference training

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL SOURCES

Our franchisees are provided assistance with all things marketing and advertising through the guidance and direction of DigiSphere Marketing for digital marketing and Powers for PR.

Your designated Account Executive will provide a tailored advertising plan and marketing education to help build your customer base and continually drive traffic to your Scout & Molly’s location long after your Grand Opening month.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have an eye for fashion? Scout & Molly’s provides the opportunity to combine your passion for fashion and entrepreneurship in an excellent franchise opportunity! A few frequently asked question are:

  1. What investment is required?The total estimated single unit Investment is $288,000. Your investment covers costs for the initial set up, inventory, furniture, fixtures, equipment, technology, and more.
  2. What ongoing fees are required?
    You will pay a continuing monthly Royalty Fee during the Term equal to 6% of gross revenue. The fee for the Brand Development Fund is 1% of gross revenue to cover franchisee growth and development.
  3. What Return on Investment (ROI) can I expect?Actual results vary from location to location and we cannot estimate the results of any particular franchise. We encourage you to review Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information on the Financial Performance Representation. When you investigate a Scout & Molly’s franchise, you will be provided with the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
  4. How quickly can I expect my return on investment to begin?On average, it will take 6-9 months from the time you are awarded a Scout & Molly’s license to the time you open. In most cases, how well you follow the Scout & Molly’s grand opening plan, ongoing marketing strategy, and franchise system processes, determines how quickly you achieve your desired ROI.
  5. How many employees do I need?
    You can start with 3 to 4 part-time associates along with one full-time manager.
  6. What type of facility do I need?
    You will need approximately 1,000 - 1,200 square feet located in a high traffic, high visibility Class A shopping center or mall. This square footage will allow for adequate room for clothing and accessory displays, dressing rooms, and a small storage area.
  7. How long has Scout & Molly’s been in business?
    Scout & Molly’s has been a popular boutique destination in the Raleigh, NC market since Spring 2002. Scout & Molly’s started franchising in 2014. The Scout & Molly’s brand was fresh and people quickly caught on. Customers started to mention they wished they could open their own Scout & Molly’s so we took the next step and started franchising the business so others could enjoy the unique shopping experience that Scout & Molly’s delivers.
  8. How much training will I receive?
    Scout & Molly’s provides a week of initial training. You will be taught the Scout & Molly’s merchandise modules, inventory control and ordering procedures, marketing programs, Point of Sale systems and other store operations. On-going training and conference calls, site visits and conferences will be conducted as needed.
  9. How much support will I receive?
    Scout & Molly’s provides you with all the essential training needed to smoothly launch and celebrate your grand opening and post opening operations. All Scout & Molly’s owners will have ongoing support for marketing needs, inventory and buying programs, manager training, operational, and technology support.
  10. What are the benefits of owning my own Scout & Molly’s Franchise?Scout & Molly's is the perfect semi-absentee franchise for a fashionista, especially if you are business-minded! We are also a great business option for husband and wife teams.No fashion experience required! Our merchandising experts stay current on the latest fashion trends and can guide you in curating an exciting line of garments and accessories season after season that will help you build and grow a devoted customer base.

    Whether it's the jobs you create or the special events in which you participate as a business owner, you also have an opportunity to make a difference in your community!

  11. What are the key drivers of the business – the key skills needed?
    As much fun and as exciting as the Scout & Molly’s Franchise opportunity is, following the Scout & Molly’s Franchise system is imperative to success. Scout & Molly’s is looking for quality owners with good people skills.
  12. What is your competitive differentiation?
    Scout & Molly’s Boutique is described as vintage chic and this vibe is carried throughout the interior of our stores but also spills out onto the sidewalks (where applicable). The lines of clothing we carry are unique and sometimes are rarely found in other stores in your market. Boutiques are chic – people value the personalized service and attention they receive, the cozy ambiance and the unique merchandise that only a Scout & Molly’s can offer.
  13. Will I receive a protected territory?
    Yes, you will receive a three mile area of protection. There is an abundance of opportunity across the U.S. for Scout & Molly’s locations.
  14. How do I get started?
    Complete the Online Request for Information Packet. When you have received your information packet, fill out the Franchise Application and return it via e-mail to franchise@scoutandmollys.com. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you and send you a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to continue the franchising process. If there continues to be mutual interest, we will step-by-step share information about unit economics, real estate, technology, training, marketing, and more. Earnest candidates will be invited to a virtual Discovery Day. Scout & Molly’s is committed to making every city, town and community look great by stocking fashionable and highly sought after designs. We will ensure we are staying abreast of fashion trends and seasons to bring our franchisees the best buying options. Our business experience and operational system has proven to assist our franchisees to grow business quickly, efficiently and successfully.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and time once again for the annual Reston, VA Runway to the Cure event. The event was founded in 2017 by Jane Abraham, Owner of Scout & Molly’s Boutique, as a way to merge her passion for raising funds for breast cancer research and local patient and family assistance programs for those currently dealing with the disease. The event features breast cancer warriors as runway models wearing fashions and accessories from Scout & Molly's and other vendors.

The first Runway to the Cure coincided with the opening of Jane's Scout & Molly's Boutique in Reston Town Center and she recognized an opportunity to bring the community and local merchants together for a common cause.

The outpouring of community support in 2017 was amazing and led to the launching of a non-profit organization that st ages the event annually, guided by a Board of passionate activist women from the community.

Scout & Molly's In The News

Scout & Molly’s customer Barbara Joseph, right, tries on a dress Wednesday as owner Nikki Simon looks on. Scout & Molly’s Lakewood Ranch is located in The Market at University Town Center on University Parkway in Sarasota.

Our Florida location was featured in their local paper! A great article about strategic and technical holiday sales planning!

Fashion, football, and a whole lotta local KC love ❤️

This week marked the 12th annual Chiefs Style Lounge - a glamorous night showcasing the best in Kansas City game day style while simultaneously celebrating local women-owned businesses and community.

"Earning the prestigious title in the 2022 Southlake reader's choice for retail, Scout and Molly's takes the spotlight in the category of women's clothing and accessories.

Known for their curated collection, impeccable style, and personalized shopping experience, Scout and Molly's has become the go-to destination for fashion-forward individuals seeking the latest trends and timeless classics alike.

Mary Titgen knew there wouldn’t be a stampede of shoppers waiting in May when she flung open the doors of the Scout & Molly’s women’s boutique in Waverly after eight weeks of being closed due to Covid, and she was right.

“I came in with very low expectations. I was kind of like, ‘can we do $10,000 (in sales in the entire month)?’ May, June and July were about the same,” Titgen said.

But then, the real whammy: August, which always brings a huge boost to the 3-year-old franchise store with women from nearby Longview and Providence Country Clubs stopping in to shop once their kids are back in school, was a total bust because of online learning and canceled country club events. The shoppers they did get seemed to be in a funk.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Erin Ackerman and Kristine Hubbard own and operate Scout & Molly's Boutique on River Road in Richmond. While the non-essential store is closed to shoppers coming into the building, the business owners told Eat It, Virginia! co-host Robey Martin about their plan to reopen and how they're using social media to stayed connected to customers.

CBS 6 created a We're Open to shine a light on small businesses in an effort to support business owners and their work forces. A lightly-edited version of their conversation is transcribed below:

What do you like best about Scout & Molly’s?

Carol – My favorite part is our fashion and accessories and meeting the new people that come in.

Sarah – I love helping to style each customer with their individual look. I want them to feel good in what they have purchased. I want to develop a relationship with them so they know I am here to help with any of their fashion needs. I also love buying fashion for the store.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Pesche.

Rebecca, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

I’ve been a Deerfield resident for eight years, working as a residential real estate broker and raising three kids with my husband. I came across a Scout & Molly’s store while visiting Ohio and I couldn’t help but think that Deerfield could use a great little boutique like this. The more I thought about it, the more I thought – why not me? A short but hectic year later, Scout & Molly’s Deerfield Square opened its doors.

After a successful career in corporate America, Emily Rhodin has embarked on her dream of owning her own business. As the owner of two Scout & Molly’s boutiques – including the newly opened location in Sawgrass Village – she has traded the staid world of accounting for the flair of the fashion world. She lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, Patrick, kids Ella and Noah, and their three cats and three dogs.

Get in touch today to learn more about franchising opportunities with Scout & Molly’s and how you can become the owner of your own boutique!