Ever had an unbelievable vacation that you would never have to leave? We have and now want to share it with the world. In 2007, we spent 5 blissful days in a Florida beach hut, left wishing we could constantly relive the great times, music and friends. We up-fitted our original clothing store and brought in all the best pieces of our vacation. Hut no. 8 stores are now nationwide and available for you to enjoy.
Hut no. 8 buys and sells brand name clothes, shoes, and accessories for teens and young adults. When you walk through the doors in one of our stores, the high energy music and rustic beach hut atmosphere create the feel of a mini vacation getaway. Our high quality new & gently loved products enable our customers to wear only the best at 70 - 80% off mall prices, while shopping in a mall-like environment.
We are able to do this by constantly turning over and rotating our inventory with the use of customer buy-backs and high-volume vendors. Real-time buy-backs also allow our customers to shop for the newest "finds" while in our stores.
Joes and Josies alike frequently visit to browse our inventory for the latest fashions from stores such as Buckle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Tillys, and others; all at affordable prices. Presenting favorite brands in an inviting atmosphere keeps our customers coming back for more.
Swing by your local Hut no. 8 store and discover what all the buzz is about.
Thank you for your interest in Hut no. 8! As a nationwide network of proactive, positive, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs, our franchisees are on the path to making their financial goals a reality, and we hope that you will join them and us to share in our mutual success.
How Hut no. 8 is different
Hut no. 8 offers the benefits of being part of a large chain without the ridiculous great price tag, and with some flexibility as to how you will run your business. GP Brands has a proven track record of building successful franchisees with great branding, but at a fraction of the price of everyone else.
We have franchisees start their business the way we start businesses; by starting off right with the necessary investment, and then growing the business in a planned, common sense fashion.Full turn-key operation
From finding the location, to delivering and doing the store buildout, and from training you, and then helping you stock your shelves for opening day, we are here for every step of the operation.antastic Branding
We have a team of in-house designers, and a team of market analysts whose job it is to follow what our customers want, and design appropriately so our store is always the best looking product in the marketplace. We also have our own in-house ad department to produce any ongoing materials we might need for our franchisees to maximize their sales.
Full turn-key operation
From finding the location, to delivering and doing the store buildout, and from training you, and then helping you stock your shelves for opening day, we are here for every step of the operation.
Combined chain-wide buying power
By combining the size of Goin' Postal, Hut no. 8, and soon-to-be Monkey Huggers, we have the ability to negotiate great rates on everything from rent to insurance, and from Credit Card Processing Fees to office supplies at Staples!
In a nutshell, you can have the best of all worlds with a Hut no. 8 store. Our branding for Hut no. 8 is second-to-none. Take a look at ANY of our stores. Unlike our competitors, we don't believe there is any reason that fashion resales need look like a consignment store. Our stores look as good as any mall store you will ever see but have been produced on a tiny fraction of the budget of those stores. Using our in-house manufacturing facility we can produce branded counters, changing rooms, wall prints, etc. all at a fraction of the cost that our competitors can buy them.
Due to our size and our corporate structure we can adapt quickly to changes in the marketplace while using the growing number of stores to build awareness and name recognition for our brand. By opening a Hut no. 8 store, for a relatively small investment, you can get the help you need to get started, and you can own and operate your own store as your own business.
We pride ourselves in the support we provide to our franchisees, we offer free training (included in the price of the franchise fee), free continuing education, free telephone, online, and email support, free networking assistance, free advertising and PR assistance, and much, much more.
Unlike those of our competitors who are primarily interested in selling franchises and collecting MASSIVE royalties to make their money and then leave you "on your own" for problem solving and continuing education, we at GP Brands are more interested in assuring the success of our individual franchisees, and in building strong chains of very, very happy franchisees.