Earn Cash When You Sell Your Used Clothes.
With school starting soon and nothing to wear, you’ll need to take a shopping trip. By bringing in your old and gently used items, you can earn some cash to revamp your wardrobe before that first day of school. Bring in your nice and trendy Fall/Winter looks. By reselling at Uptown you can earn cash immediately OR 25% more in store credit. Let’s get selling!
Our most wanted Fall/Winter looks include men and women’s wear from sneakers, skinny jeans, jean jackets, and more. Clear out some of those old looks and your closet will thank you. Check out some examples of our most wanted items for this Fall/Winter season.
One of our top most wanted materials right now is DENIM.
Bring in some of those last season skinny jeans and jean jackets. Jean materials are thick and last forever so you are bound to have us wanting yours. Dark to light wash, we love men’s skinny jeans, women’s skinny jeans, and jean jackets the most!
It’s getting colder and that sweater at the back of your closet has gone through two seasons of not being worn. Time to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
The Perfect Men’s Trio
Includes skinny jeans, a nice flannel, and boots.
We love your palazzo pants and are looking for more!
You can find our full list of Most Wanted Fall/Winter Clothes Guide here. Clean out your closet and check out one of your local Uptown Cheapskate to sell and shop for the upcoming school year. You’ll be ready to start fresh and up your wardrobe.
HOW DONATED CLOTHES FILL A NEED IN BUILDING SCHOOLS
Eric Rigby | July 3, 2018
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT—June 15, 2018— In 2015, Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid joined forces with buildOn to raise money to build schools in developing countries. With the support of tens of thousands of customers, the retail franchises have far surpassed initial fundraising goals. This year alone, 56 combined Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores raised an estimated $90,699 for buildOn. Participating customers have funded the construction of schools in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, and Nicaragua.
The funds are possible thanks to semi-annual Charity Fill-A-Bag events unique to the retail franchises. “We had this question of what to do with all the items we aren’t able to buy,” explained Shauna Sloan, President of Kid to Kid. “We pay cash to our customers for their best items, but if something has a small issue, we have a really hard time selling it. So we asked our customers if they would be willing to donate the items we couldn’t buy, and many of them jumped on board.”
For a flat donation of $15 per bag, savvy shoppers fill their bags with as many specially-marked items as they can fit, and 100 percent of the donation goes to buildOn. These events are held twice a year, so customers can check with their local store for details on the next sale. To create an ongoing impact, stores also offer customers the option to forgo a plastic bag in exchange for a five-cent donation to buildOn.
The non-profit estimates that there is a student dropping out of high school every 35 seconds. And in many places around the world, students do not even enjoy the opportunity to get to high school.
“We sought an organization that made a lasting, tangible difference, and buildOn does just that,” said Scott Sloan, co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate. “Community members recycle items they no longer need, our franchise locations convert that donation to cash through our Charity Fill-A-Bag event, and buildOn uses that money to transform under-served communities by providing lasting education opportunities for their children.”
About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate
Kid to Kid buys and sells new and gently used children’s and maternity clothes, toys, books, and baby gear. For young adults, Uptown Cheapskate buys and sells new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags.
Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate are both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising. For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.
At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. BuildOn works in partnership with the ministry of education in each country and the local village to provide the new schools. Villagers work alongside skilled buildOn project supervisors and engineers to construct their school. The village must also agree to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality. Since 1991, buildOn has constructed 700 schools worldwide, with more than 92,000 children, parents and grandparents attending these schools every day. For more information, visit www.buildon.org.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA—Local business owner, Maggie Mereand and her store manager, Jessica Johnson will hold the grand opening of their new store, Uptown Cheapskate, on Thursday, May 17th with doors opening at 4PM. This contemporary teen and young adult fashion re-seller, located at 1403-D Huguenot Road in Midlothian, pays shoppers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at up to 90 percent off retail prices.
Maggie has been in retail management for over 15 years, working both in-store and corporate environments and is excited to open her first Uptown Cheapskate. Maggie and Jessica are a hard working duo who have enjoyed getting to know those in the community.
“The support we have received from the community has been the most rewarding part of this adventure,” shares Jessica. “While we were confident in the success of bringing an Uptown Cheapskate to Midlothian, the immediate response has been positively overwhelming. We appreciate and value each and every customer that has walked through our door and have built some amazing relationships along the way.”
The buy, sell, trade concept Uptown Cheapskate offers is a win-win scenario. Members in the community can declutter their closets and earn cash on the spot, while style-hunters can find designer clothing at up to 90 percent less than retail.
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, Thursday, May 17th. Customers will soon be able to come in and shop brand name clothing and accessories at up to 90 percent less than retail. In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store will also offer many new products including jewelry, shoes and assorted clothing items.
The grand opening event is one not to be missed, doors open at 4pm and the savings will continue through the weekend. For frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store, follow us at UptownMidlothian on Facebook, and Instagram or our store website.
Jessica and Maggie on their way to Utah for training and excited for the opening of their new Uptown Cheapskate store in Midlothian!
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., Uptown Cheapskate 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 Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.uptowncheapskate.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.
Need help finding that perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Uptown has you covered. Here are our favorite gift ideas for Mother’s Day that Mom is bound to love.
1 – Designer Handbag ($-$$$). It’s amazing how many people bring designer handbags, like Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, to your local Uptown. These designer bags are up to 70% off their retail price, so you will have money left over to purchase the matching wallet!
2 – Jewelry ($-$$). Trying on Mom’s jewelry was a rite of passage when we were younger and that’s why we believe it’s time to give Mom a necklace, bracelet, or ring all of her own. Uptown prices mean you can find matching jewelry for both you and Mom, the perfect Mother’s Day idea! #twins!
3 – Home Cooked Meal ($-$$). Show your mom some love by taking over the kitchen for Mother’s Day. Here are our top picks for meals to treat Mom with on her special day.
4 – Sandals ($-$$$). Complement those cute sandals you got Mom at Uptown with a manicure & pedicure spa date.
5 – Women’s Fragrance ($-$$). Mom will remember how much you love her every time she is putting on some wonderful perfume you found at Uptown!
6 – Tops ($-$$). At Uptown you can find gently used blouses from designer brands. With something for every style persuasion, we have a lot to choose from to gift your fashion forward mom.
7 – Watches ($-$$). What time is it? It’s Mom time, and what better way to tell her that you appreciate all the time and effort that she has given you over the years than giving her a watch?
8 – Donate in Her Name ($ varies). Stevie Wonder once said, “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.” Show Mom that she inspired you and you are paying her love forward. If your mom doesn’t have a favorite charity, visit our charity website to learn more about our charity partner buildOn.
9 – Belts ($-$$). Belts are the perfect statement piece to get Mom for Mother’s Day to take her outfits to the next level.
10 – Bath Bombs ($). Pamper Mom after a long day with a bath bomb from Uptown Cheapskate and a nice candle to help her relax and unwind.
For more great ideas for Mother’s Day, visit your local Uptown Cheapskate this week. Happy Mother’s Day from our families to yours!
GRAND OPENING OF UNIVERSITY PARK UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE
Tamra Merrill | April 24, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, TX- Local business owners, Craig and Tracy Booth are excited to announce the Grand Opening of their Dallas Uptown Cheapskate store, located near Mockingbird Station. The University Park Grand Opening will begin Thursday, April 26th with doors opening at 4PM. All in the community are welcome to join in the weekend long celebration.
Located at 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, this trendy teen and young adult fashion reseller pays shoppers cash for their clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at highly discounted prices. In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the new Uptown Cheapskate store also offers a variety of new products, including jewelry and assorted apparel.
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 be able to come in and shop brand name designer clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent less than retail. 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.
Early in life, Tracy found her passion as a personal shopper helping others find fashionable items to make themselves look and feel great. Craig, with a strong business and information technology background, is excited to work with his wife Tracy, and combine their strengths to venture into the resale business of Uptown Cheapskate. They both share a commitment to great customer service and look forward to adding value and building relationships with staff, customers and others within the community. The Grand Opening will be a celebration for the store and community; one not to be missed!
About Uptown Cheapskate and BaseCamp Franchising
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.