ST. PETERS, Missouri — Resale shopping is more than a trend; it’s the intersection of retail and affordable fashion. Trendy resale is now available in St. Peters 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 Sept. 27 at 4 p.m.
Located at 5236 I-70 North Outer Road in the Shoppes at Mid Rivers, this UC store is 3,500 square feet of trendy clothes, shoes, and accessories at up to 80 percent off mall prices. Customers will recognize brand names that UC 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 UC 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 owners Natalie and Lyle Armstrong, running the store operations is no new venture. This marks their third UC store; they know what it takes to run a franchise in a time when customers shop brands that align with their personal beliefs. “Our concept caters to so many people,” said Natalie. “Those who love going green, those that are value-minded shoppers and those who love staying trendy.”
The Armstrongs promise a celebration not to be missed with their grand opening, which is actually a multi-day event. Giveaways and certain shopping deals will only apply the weekend of Sept. 27-30. “We promise you won’t be disappointed,” said Natalie, “We have been working really hard to fill our racks with fabulous things so that the St. Peters community can experience what Uptown Cheapskate has to offer.”
That community is at the heart of the new store. Most of the staff members are local, and the Armstrongs have personally become familiar with many from the community in recent months. About the town, Natalie said this: “We have enjoyed working with the city administrator all the way down to the locals who are supporting our business. We also love and appreciate the hometown feel this city offers. St. Peters needs a great resale concept and we’re glad to be it.”
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.