Business Overview

One of a kind and the only store of its kind in the Des Moines, IA metro area.

Well established (over 20+ years) children’s resale clothing and accessories retail store for sale in Des Moines, IA. They sell kids, clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and baby gear.

With over 8,500 sq. ft. of floor space, produces over $1.7MM in sales and is cash flow positive.

Sales in 2019 = $1,782,600
2019 Cash flow = $420,500

The owner is looking to retire.

This is an established franchise.


  • Asking Price: $1,295,000
  • Cash Flow: $407,500
  • Gross Revenue: $1,742,635
  • EBITDA: $407,500
  • FF&E: $310,000
  • Inventory: $150,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 1998

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:12,300
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:20
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

8,900 sq. ft. of retail space and 3,400 sq. ft. of storage/office.

Is Support & Training Included:

Negotiable. Training with the franchise.

Purpose For Selling:


Pros and Cons:

Only store of this kind in the Des Moines metro

Opportunities and Growth:

High traffic area.

Additional Info

The company was founded in 1998, making the business 24 years old.
The sale will include inventory valued at $150,000, which is included in the suggested price.

The business has 20 employees and resides in a building with estimated square footage of 12,300 sq ft.
The real estate is leased by the company for $12,211 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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