Flip Flop ShopsInvestment Range: $100,000 - $340,500
About Flip Flop Shops
Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear from big names such as Reef, Rainbow Sandals, Cobian, Sanuk, OluKai, Havaianas, and Birkenstock. Its mission is to help people “Free Your Toes®” and embrace the relaxing benefits of flip flops and casual footwear for a healthier, low stress lifestyle.
The company began franchising in 2008 and now operates shops globally throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Spain. The executive team boasts more than 50 years of retail and Flip Flop Shops has been awarded the International Council of Shopping Centers' prestigious "Hot Retailer Award," and has ranked multiple years on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies
We love the water and everything about it. Whether it’s surfing at Rincon with friends, or standing at the water’s edge in Tofino while the waves pull the sand out from under our feet and back to the sea…we love it. We ride powder in Canada, bike the backcountry of New Zealand and raft down the Colorado. We love adventure and traveling. We keep up on the latest fashion trends and make up our own. We sometimes go to bed with salty skin and the smell of the ocean after a day on the water. We take care of our environment and help out our favorite charities.Our flip flops are an extension of who we are and what we stand for. We live, work and play with our toes exposed while wearing the freedom of flip flops on our feet.
Your Own Flip Flop Shops®
Here is your opportunity to become part of the flip flop lifestyle by owning your own Flip Flop Shops® franchise. This is your opportunity to take part in one of the fastest growing and most exciting industries in the world. Usually seen only at beach resorts, flip flops and sandals are a huge phenomenon. A few years ago you would wear them only to the beach or at the pool. Now you see them in the city, in the office, on the Red Carpet and at the Whitehouse. The simple, little flip flops with the humble origin are making their way to the season's hottest events and onto the feet of the most coveted celebrities and VIPs.
We have created a concept where the unit economics, the industry, the trends and the lifestyle all just make sense!
We invite the right franchisees to be part of it...and have fun doing it!
Support Makes All The Difference.
We provide a franchise support system designed to support all of your business needs. Flip Flop Shops is committed to providing a superior level of service to our franchisees.
With over 50 years of franchise experience, we have taken the best practices and applied them to Flip Flop Shops. More importantly, we have eliminated common mistakes made by most franchise systems. Flip Flop Shops provides a wide variety of comprehensive resources to help you achieve your professional goals. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Branded Business Plan Template
- Site Selection & Real Estate Expertise
- In-house Design & Construction Consultation
- Flip Flop University
- Comprehensive Operations Manual
- New Shop Opening Plan
- Local Store Marketing Toolkit
- PR & National Brand Building Efforts
- Sell-Through Analysis
- Seasonal Pre-Book Support
- Inventory Turn Analysis
- Open-to-Buy Plan
- Vendor Relations & Buying Program
- Field Support
- Genuine Passion to See You Succeed
Note: This franchise is not currently being offered to residents of the following states: CT, ND, RI, SD, or to individuals outside of the United States and Canada. Interested parties must have at least $75,000 in liquid capital.
Flip Flop Shops is looking to grow with the right franchisees that embody the Free Your Toes lifestyle.
- The company seeks single and multi-unit franchisees that exude the lifestyle tenets and casual nature of the footwear we choose.
- Flip Flop Shops has a mellow and free-spirit nature, and they look to award franchises to people who reflect their brand personality.
- Potential franchisees must share a passion for the flip flops way of life, possess an exposed-toes attitude, good sense of humor and solid business acumen.
News / Press Releases for Flip Flop Shops
Flip Flop Shops Partners With OluKai to Offer Shoppers the Opportunity to Win a First Class Hawaiian Airlines VacationApr 10, 2015 - Shoppers dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway can let their feet do the talking by heading to Flip Flop Shops across the U.S and slipping on a pair of OluKai sandals for a chance to win! Throughout the month of March, OluKai has teamed up with Flip Flop Shops to present the "Anywhere Aloha" in-shop sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner will receive a first class trip for two to any Hawaiian island of their choice with the help of Hawaiian Airlines.
Flip Flop Shops launches Havaianas partnership with February freebie promotionApr 10, 2015 - Flip Flop Shops,the fast-growing global retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear, is expanding its merchandise selection with the addition of iconic Havaianas styles in all of the company???s North American shops. To mark the new partnership, the two brands have teamed up to provide shoppers with an extra sweet surprise in February.
Flip Flop Shops Actively Seeks Franchise Owners for More than 50 Premium LocationsApr 10, 2015 - Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest-growing global retail chains, is experiencing great demand from North American retail centers and communities eager for the retailer to move in. More than 50 prime retail spots have been identified for immediate move-in opportunities, and Flip Flop Shops is actively seeking new franchise owners interested in Freeing Their Toes and being their own boss.
Flip Flop Shops Franchise Steps into the Middle East with Kuwait OpeningApr 10, 2015 - Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, achieved another milestone for its international expansion efforts with the company???s first shop opening in the Middle East. Opened Aug. 10, and located at The Avenues Mall in Kuwait City, Kuwait, this marks the first of 50 planned shops for the region through a master franchise agreement with Al Mana Fashion Group, W.L.L., a subsidiary of Al Mana Group.
Flip Flop Shops Opens Its First Retail Doors in AfricaApr 10, 2015 - Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, announced the grand opening of the first of 25 locations set to open throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius over the next several years. The shop development is part of a master franchise agreement with Barefoot, an experienced retail group in the region. Opened Thursday, July 3 in Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoria East, South Africa, the new store marks the first Flip Flop Shops location in Africa.
Quiksilver and Roxy Partner with Flip Flop Shops to Help Fight Heart DiseaseApr 10, 2015 - Can flip flops help fight heart disease? Popular outdoor sports apparel and footwear brands Quiksilver and Roxy have teamed up with fast-growing retail chain Flip Flop Shops to say: yes! Today, the companies unveiled two stylish limited edition flip flops to be sold exclusively at Flip Flop Shops 100-plus locations in support of the retailer???s ???the Heart To Sole: Creating a Stress Free America?????? campaign. Throughout the month of June, Roxy and Quiksilver will donate fifty cents from the sale of each limited edition flip flop to the American Heart Association???s My Heart. My Life.(TM) initiative for a total of $20,000.
Flip Flop Shops Continues Explosive International Expansion with Caribbean Development DealApr 10, 2015 - Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest growing retail chains in North America, today announced the latest deal in an international development hat trick: a master franchise agreement with the retail-savvy team behind Happy Toes Caribbean. The agreement calls for the establishment and development of at least 20 new shops throughout the islands, the first of which will open in Aruba in late 2014. The master franchise rights agreement also covers the management of three already well-established shops in St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Curacao.
SPEEDO USA Offers Consumers the Chance to Explore the Waters of AustraliaApr 10, 2015 - SPEEDO USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today announced in partnership with Flip Flop Shops, the chance to win a trip to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia ??? the birthplace of Speedo and one of the most popular beaches in the world.
Flip Flop Shops Unveils New Footwear Collection from OluKaiOct 25, 2013 - New Line Inspired by Hawaiian Shave Ice Offers a Colorful Twist to Bestselling Styles; Debuting Exclusively at Flip Flop Shops
Cause-Related Campaign Aims to Enact ???Flip Flop Fridays??? in the Workplace for JuneJun 05, 2013 - Flip Flop Shops Kicks Off Effort to Fight Stress, Let Workers ???Free Their Toes??? in June to Support AHA
Retailer Declares June as Stress-Free America Month; Organizes Protests around CountryMay 16, 2013 - Campaign Encourages a `Pace, Not Race??? Society, Raises Funds for American Heart Association
Flip Flop Shops Set to Expose Toes in the Big AppleMay 16, 2013 - Northeast Catches the Wave through Franchise Expansion with 20-Plus Shop Growth Plan; First Shop to Open in May 2013 in Greenwich Village
Flip Flop Shops Set to Expose Toes in the Big AppleMay 08, 2013 - Northeast Catches the Wave through Franchise Expansion with 20-Plus Shop Growth Plan; First Shop to Open in May 2013 in Greenwich Village
New Study Links Job Stress to Clothing, Footwear PoliciesApr 18, 2013 - Flip Flop Shops Commissions Research as Part of Campaign to Reduce Stress & Heart Disease
Stress, Work and Heart Disease: One Company President???s Mission to Stop the MadnessMar 18, 2013 - Flip Flop Shops teaches Americans to ???Pace??? Not ???Race???; Offers Five Tips to Slow it Down
Close Call at Age 38: Footwear Chain President Launches Heart Disease Prevention CampaignFeb 25, 2013 - Flip Flop Shops Kicks off ???the Heart To Sole: Creating a Stress-Free America??? Campaign,Fight Against Heart Disease
Flip Flop Shops, Sanuk Make Winter Your BeachNov 19, 2012 - Holiday Promotion Gives Free Tee with Purchase When Consumers ???Warm Their Toes??? with Sanuk
Flip Flop Shops Partners with Canadian Breast Cancer FoundationOct 11, 2012 - Canada???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer ???Thinks Pink??? for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Retailer Flip-Flops Into Election Season, LiterallySep 07, 2012 - Flip Flop Shops Gets into Political Flip-Flopping with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Flip Flops Available from Sept. 15 through the Election
Flip Flop Shops is Clear for Take OffAug 28, 2012 - Flip Flop Shops Forms Strategic Partnership with the Ayala???s Group to Bring the Hottest Brands and Latest Styles of Flip Flops and Sandals to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
Flip Flop Shops Rides Wave to No. 170 on 2012 Inc. 500 I 5000 ListAug 23, 2012 - The Global Retail Franchise Exclusive to Flip Flops and Sandals Rose 255 Spots, Breaking into the Top 200 on the Noteworthy List of the Nation???s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Flip Flop Shops Selected as a Top Military Friendly FranchiseMay 17, 2012 - G.I. Jobs Magazine Names Flip Flop Shops to Its Prestigious 2012 List of Military Friendly Franchises; North America???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer Ranks in the Top 10 Percent of All Franchises Nationwide
You Be the Designer: Flip Flop Shops Gets Creative with New Custom Flip Flop ProgramMay 14, 2012 - North America???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer Allows Consumers to Free Their Toes with Their Own Artwork, Photos, or Designs; Becomes Exclusive Brick and Mortar Retail Partner of Sandalista
Flip Flop Shops Carves Out Major Expansion Plan for the CaribbeanMay 03, 2012 - North America???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer Announces 15-Shop Expansion Plan; Hires Leading Commercial Real Estate Firm CBRE to Support Growth
Flip Flop Shops Carves Out Major Expansion Plan for the CaribbeanMay 02, 2012 - North America's Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer Announces 15-Shop Expansion Plan; Hires Leading Commercial Real Estate Firm CBRE to Support Growth
Flip Flop Shops Launches Cobian???s New ???Archy??? LineMay 01, 2012 - Exclusive Launch of Cobian???s ???Archy??? Line Gives Consumers Opportunity to Snag the Brand???s Latest Footwear Only at North America???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer
Flip Flop Shops and REEF Partner to Kick-Off Flip Flop Season in CanadaApr 12, 2012 - Canadian Consumers Receive the Ultimate Surfing DVD When They Slip Into Spring with REEF this April
Flip Flop Shops Invites Consumers to Enjoy the Cushe LifeFeb 27, 2012 - Cushe becomes part of North America???s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer???s Exclusive Club of Core Brands; Now Carried at all Flip Flop Shops Locations
Hot flip-flops make cool millionDec 12, 2011 - Kristine Hansen - Scott Santy has always had a love affair with flip-flops, despite growing up in Wisconsin where the window for this type of footwear is narrow.
Surfs Up! Flip Flop Shops & Cobian Deliver Surfers??? Delight Promo This MayMay 10, 2011 - Flip Flop Shops, North America???s first retail chain exclusive to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and sandals, today announced that it has partnered with Cobian for its May system-wide promotion to give consumers the ultimate surf movie when they ???Expose Their Toes??? with Cobian.
Flip Flop Shops Inks Master Franchise Agreement for CanadaApr 26, 2011 - Flip Flop Shops hangs ten ??? actually 30-plus ??? in Canada with a major expansion deal.
Flip Flop Shops & Sanuk Team Up to Welcome Flip Flop SeasonApr 11, 2011 - Flip Flop Shops has teamed up with Sanuk to give consumers free swag when they purchase the latest styles from Sanuk.
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