LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS OPEN TEEN FASHION RESALE STORE
Tamra Merrill | September 7, 2017
THOUSAND OAKS, TX.—Local business owners Mayte and David Manley will hold the Grand Opening to their store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, September 7th. This trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller, located at 16658 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas pays shoppers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices.
For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used fashions, filling the racks in preparation for the Grand Opening. Customers will then be able to come in and shop brand name and designer clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent less than retail.
Uptown Cheapskate focuses on buying current styles of apparel, shoes and accessories that appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults. After the Grand Opening, Uptown Cheapskate will continue to pay customers cash on the spot or 25 percent more in store credit for their gently used items.
In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store also offers many new products including jewelry and assorted apparel items.
David and Mayte are both passionate about business and fashion at affordable prices. This makes it exciting to have them open their Uptown Cheapskate store! They are also involved in their community as they volunteer at the Children’s hospital and find other opportunities to give back.
For more information, find Uptown Cheapskate –Thousand Oaks on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. Visit the store website at UC Thousand Oaks.
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 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 City, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.
Local Business Owners Open Teen Fashion Resale Store
Shaun Smith | August 28, 2017
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.
TEXARKANA, TX— (June 23, 2017) — A new Uptown Cheapskate store is now open at the Texarkana Pavilion next to Shoe Carnival. Owned and operated by local resident Lisa Snow, the store launched with a major Grand Opening event that brought many local businesses and residents together to celebrate a unique retail experience. Uptown Cheapskate features a full store of like-new name-brand women’s and men’s clothes at up to 90% off original prices. Not only can customers shop their favorite brands at steep discounts, but they can also recycle their own gently-used upscale items and receive cash on the spot.
Reflecting on the success of the store’s Grand Opening and its popularity with Texarkana shoppers, Lisa points to the strong involvement of the community as well as her commitment to excellent customer service:
“We have had so many wonderful people and businesses supporting our new store,” Lisa reflects. “Our Grand Opening featured a local radio station, delicious free gourmet popcorn from Pop Pop Shoppe, and fun giveaways from local restaurants like Raising Cane’s, Sweetcakes and McCallister’s.”
“Our staff sees customer service as an absolute priority, and that’s the big difference that will set us apart from other stores. We believe that good business starts with our attitude, and we bring that positive and helpful attitude to our store every day.”
Lisa has a background in retail sales, and is particularly experienced in fashion merchandising. With an all-star staff of savvy social media fashion consultants, the store executes a stylish experience both in-store and in on Facebook and Instagram. Teammates regularly post on social media about their newest arrivals, and are currently excited about their stock of kimonos, cold-shoulder dusters, and 4th of July tops and accessories.
“We are constantly receiving new amazing product, around 30 to 40 new items each day,” Lisa notes. A consistently fresh lineup of clothing is just one of the value propositions that drew Lisa to Uptown Cheapskate.
“My mother and I have always shopped resale stores. We liked to see who could get the best deal,” she remembers. “I fell in love with the Uptown Cheapskate concept because it makes incredible style affordable and available to the masses. We are able to sell name brand product for a quarter of the original price.”