How to open a clothing store in Slovenia, EU?

How to open a clothing store in Slovenia, EU?

Clothing industry is always a strong sector when deciding on a business in Europe. Especially foreign fashion is popular everywhere, so if you are producing clothing abroad, you can open a company in Slovenia and sell them in a rising European market.

Opening a clothing store – company registration

When starting your business in Slovenia, you firstly need to register a company here. Non- EU citizens can open a LTD company with 7.500€ founding capital. The procedure takes around 1 month to complete. If you already have an existing company abroad, you can also opt to open a subsidiary or a branch office.

Are you considering company registration in Slovenia?

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Regulations on providing the business activity

The Law on Trade (ZT-1) and The regulation of minimal technical standards for performing trade activities are the basic laws that all shops, including clothing stores have to follow.

When you register your business activity of Retail in specialized clothing stores, you need to abide by the minimal technical standards. They are mostly connected to the premises, where the shop is located. You have to ensure the safe movement of customers, especially when placing your equipment into it. In the store, you also have to provide a dressing chamber with a mirror, hangers and a seat.

You will have to ensure an unobstructed passage to the entrance and you must clearly state the company name and business seat of your company. Additionally, you need to make sure that you have an approved working schedule and abide by the legislation for your employees and take into account their right and responsibilities. They are stated within the employment contract as well as in the collective agreement regulating trade activities.

The Law on Trade also instructs the clothing shop to manage data on the traded goods in accordance with Slovenian accountancy standards and international financial reporting standards.

Register a clothing store with assistance of company Data!

If you plan on opening a clothing store in Slovenia and are not sure if you are abiding by the correct legislation, Data will be happy to offer assistance in the process of company registration as well as further business conduct.

Our specialized legal department can help you with preparing the right regulations for owning a clothing store in Slovenia.

You can also perform company registration in our office as we are a licensed VEM point. We can also help you to obtain the necessary documents to register the company before your arrival to Slovenia.

Our accountants will make sure that your books are kept in accordance with the Slovenian accountancy regulations. They also offer tax consultation.

We provide services of virtual office in case your company requires a business address.

For more information on registering a clothing store in Slovenia, send us an e-mail to You can also contact us over the phone 00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp). You can also follow us on Facebook.

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