JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA —August 22, 2017— Business owners Cynthia Swank and Steve Tucker are proud to announce the grand opening of their resale fashion franchise store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, August 31st at 4pm. Unlike a traditional thrift store, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 10601 San Jose Blvd., in the Whole Foods Shopping Center in Mandarin, pays shoppers cash for their secondhand clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.
The grand opening celebrations will begin Thursday and continue throughout the weekend, featuring prize giveaways, food, and the first chance to shop the store’s merchandise. Anyone who RSVPs to the store’s Facebook Event will be entered to win $50 in store credit.
The store opened to buy inventory early in July and is trending toward having more than 15,000 items in the store for the grand opening, at which point shoppers will be able to purchase apparel at up to 90 percent less than retail prices. “Imagine 15,000 brand name items that have never been browsed. A shopper’s paradise!” said Tori, the store’s Assistant Manager.
Uptown Cheapskate focuses on buying current styles of apparel, shoes and accessories that appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults. “We buy many brands,” said Tori, “American Eagle, Hollister, J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, Express, Nike, Adidas, and more. From ‘skater’ to ‘prep,’ we really have a wide variety!”
The Uptown Cheapskate management team’s goal is to have a fun, welcoming store focused on customer service. “It’s like a party,” said Cynthia, “We are the hosts, eager for our guests to arrive.”
“We already have some regular customers, and we are so excited to give them the opportunity to purchase the treasures that will make them feel beautiful,” said Tori.
In addition to carrying thousands of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items. “We have some beautiful new boutique items, camis, black uniform pants and other miscellaneous treats. I will continue to sell new items that tend to be more difficult to get in resale like bathing suits, sunglasses, and bralettes,” said Cynthia.
This will be the first Uptown Cheapskate in Jacksonville, but Cynthia & Steve have plans to add another to the city soon. With backgrounds in theater and handiwork, they are excited to use their creativity and leadership to build a successful franchise. As they put the final touches on their store to make it “performance ready” (something they learned during their years in theater), Steve said, “Come join the party on August 31—it should be a great show…I mean store!”
For more information, visit the store’s website or find Uptown Cheapskate (Jacksonville) on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and developments in the store. The store is also on Instagram @UptownJacksonville. For Uptown Cheapskate franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.
About Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising
For over 20 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 over 40 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 Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.