‘A Great Resale Concept’ Is Now Available in St. Peters
Eric Rigby | September 24, 2018
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.
Study hard. Dress Smart.
Shopping on a budget but still have your eye on that Chanel bag and Lululemon sports bra? Start shopping for that perfect back to school outfit now for less. Your expensive taste will no longer hold you back. Stock up on your favorite looks at Uptown Cheapskate. Brand named clothes, designer bags, and the hottest kicks. You’ll be ready for that first day back in one stop.
Here are a few of our favorite looks and styles for your Back to School collection.
The perfect statement moto jacket goes with any casual tee and jogger pant. Throw this adorable look together with a pair of athletic shoes or booties and you’re ready for the slow Wednesday classes and long lectures ahead.
Sweater Weather for One Please
Start thinking cozy as we come into the Autumn season! Try matching a casual chunky sweater with this years Michael Kors backpack purse and a pair of black cut off skinny jeans. You’ll be cozy and stylish while you watch the clock countdown to Fall Break.
Getting soaked? Snag a trench coat.
Rain and snow storms will be here quickly, but that shouldn’t stop you from repping your favorite styles. Cover that cute graphic tee and your fav skinny jeans with a classic or trench coat.
Blow Us Away with that Bomb(er) Jacket
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HILLIARD, OH—Nate and Rachael Blankenship and their team have worked tirelessly to open the doors of the second Uptown Cheapskate store in Ohio. They are excited to host their Grand Opening beginning Thursday, July 26, at 4 p.m. The festivities will last until Sunday evening at 6.
For first-time customers to an Uptown Cheapskate store, Nate has a message for you. “When you walk into our Uptown Cheapskate in Hilliard, you will second guess yourself that what you are walking into is a resale store.” That’s a testament to the store itself, and to the way that the employees behind the scenes have prepared for you. “You will be greeted and assisted with any of your shopping needs by staff that are educated on the store and its products. The goal is for us to make ourselves available before your need of assistance arises.”
No doubt customers in the area will flock to the store for this unique shopping experience. Located at 5303 Westpointe Plaza just off I-70, this Uptown Cheapskate franchise serves large communities on the west side of Columbus. The best part is the Blankenships’ love for the community. “We are ultimately here to do good for the community of Hilliard, and in doing so provide a place where they can get the latest fashions at prices they can afford,” says Nate.
For the last few weeks, the store has been open for members of the public to sell their gently used clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. Customers receive cash or store credit on the spot for brands like Michael Kors, Urban Outfiters, Anthropologie, J. Crew, and more.
During the Grand Opening, customers can shop for the first time for new and like-new items at up to 70 percent off retail prices. “The idea of recycling your gently used clothing for cash or 25 percent more in store credit lends itself to promoting an idea we can both do good for the environment, and benefit ourselves as well with some cash!” says Nate. And with school starting just around the corner, who couldn’t use a little more spending money and a fresh wardrobe?
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.