TAMPA PALMS, Florida — Trendy resale is now available in Tampa Palms with Uptown Cheapskate, an exciting new store that will host all interested customers for activities, giveaways, and treasure hunt-style shopping at its grand opening on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.
Located at 16031 Tampa Palms Boulevard West near Publix, this Uptown Cheapskate store is 4,500 square feet of trendy clothes, shoes, and accessories at up to 80 percent off mall prices. Customers will recognize brand names that Uptown Cheapskate carries such as: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Madewell and Lululemon.
The grand opening celebration has been a long time coming — it’s common practice for Uptown Cheapskate franchise stores to first have an “open to buy” period where members of the public, as well as vendors, can sell used clothes for cash or store credit. The store is now stocked and ready for business.
For owner Amber Watt, overseeing the store operations is an exciting career change. “This job is just plain fun,” says Watt, who comes from a background in engineering. She believes wholeheartedly in bringing good fashion resale options to the people of Tampa. “There are so many ways to express your personality through fashion.”
Watt and her staff promise a celebration not to be missed with the Grand Opening, which is actually a multi-day event. Customers in attendance can enter giveaways and contests, including the chance to win free clothes for up to a year. On top of that, with every purchase during Grand Opening weekend, customers will walk away with a mystery gift card worth up to $50.
If that’s not enough, customers will also get to party with a live DJ the night of Nov. 8, and the first 40 customers in line will be entered to win a pizza from local favorite Cappys.
That community is at the heart of the new store. Most of the staff members are local students, and Watt has personally become familiar with many from the community in recent months. “It’s one of the most attractive places to live in the United States,” says Watt, who is excited to offer those living in this beautiful community the choice to dress their best without breaking the bank, and even earning money in the process.
For over 25 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Uptown Cheapskate, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used fashionable clothes, shoes, and accessories. With stores throughout the U.S., Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in North Salt Lake, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.