deep dive: boho styles

It’s time for another deep dive! With festival season just about to start, we thought we’d introduce you to a world of endless creativity and self-expression with our spotlight on fashion’s most free-spirited styles! At Uptown Cheapskate, we’re head over heels for the vibrant and eclectic Boho style, along with its fabulous cousins. Here’s why we believe your wardrobe is begging for a dash of peace, love, and all things Boho – and trust us, it’s a journey you’ll want to embark on!

Embrace your inner free spirit with Boho chic – a style that dances to the beat of its own drum, echoing the psychedelic vibes of the ’60s and ’70s. It’s more than just fashion; it’s a rebellion against the conventional, a badge of peace, and a harmony with nature. Crafting your Boho look is a breeze with essentials like bell bottoms, maxi dresses, paisley prints, tie-dyes, and layers upon layers of jewelry. Whether you opt for bold colors or earthy tones, this style is your canvas to paint with freedom.

Saddle up for an adventure! It’s a style that perfectly captures the essence of the rugged outdoors, from the whispering desert canyons to the sparkling coastal waves. Every element of this look is pure Americana, with a deep-rooted connection to the wild, free-roaming spirit of the West. Be sure to deck out your wardrobe with denim, prairie dresses, peasant blouses, button-ups, belts with big buckles, and bandanas. Of course, no outfit would be complete without a cowboy hat and boots! Don’t shy away from adding splashes of color to your natural palette – it’s all about expressing your love for free-roaming adventures!

Step into a nostalgic scene right out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder novel with the charming Prairie style. A delightful mix of Boho, cottagecore, and Western, this style brings its unique essence to the forefront. Imagine yourself lounging on a porch, lemonade in hand, surrounded by sunflower fields and the gentle summer breeze. Whether you’re exploring a local farmer’s market or attending a folk concert, this easy-going style is both comfortable and chic! Look for puff sleeve blouses, lace-up boots, free-flowing dresses or skirts, cotton or linen pants, and straw hats. Look for elements adorned with calico, florals, lace, toile, and gingham in soft, natural colors.

It’s quiz time! What festival vibes do you give off? Are you a western cowgirl, a peace-loving hippie, or meant to explore the open prairie? Click the link above to find out!

At Uptown Cheapskate, we’re not just about embracing diverse and expressive styles; we’re also champions of sustainable fashion. Boho, Western, and Prairie styles are timeless, meaning they’re not just a passing trend but a lifestyle choice that celebrates individuality and a deeper connection with nature. By choosing these styles, you’re not only making a statement about your unique identity but also about the importance of sustainable living.

Shopping at your local Uptown Cheapskate store means you’re not just updating your wardrobe; you’re also contributing to a greener planet. We curate a selection of high-quality, pre-loved items that not only give clothes a second life but also reduce the environmental impact of fast fashion. It’s a way to stay chic, express your creativity, and support sustainability – all at the same time.

We have over 120+ locations across the US, so why wait? Step into Uptown Cheapskate, where fashion meets sustainability. Discover styles that resonate with your soul and choices that align with a healthier planet. After all, the best fashion statements are the ones that tell a story and make a difference. Join us on this stylish journey towards a more sustainable and expressive world!

deep dive: eco-friendly styles

Welcome to our deep dive into eco-friendly and sustainable fashion! These trending styles prioritize nature, environmentally friendly brands, clothing, and conservation. At Uptown Cheapskate, we believe that choosing resale is one way we can help save the environment. Let’s explore why these eco-friendly styles are so popular!

This style is perfect for those who love outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or rock climbing. It is practical, comfortable, and interchangeable depending on the weather. Look for muted color palettes that complement your earthy activities. You can choose from a variety of clothing such as hiking boots, sneakers, cotton t-shirts, tank tops, flannel, sweatshirts, puffy coats and vests, comfortable jeans, shorts, cargo pants, baseball caps, bucket hats, backpacks, and cross-body bags.

This style is all about being mindful of the planet and having less. Capsule wardrobes consist of essentials that are versatile and last for multiple seasons. The color palettes for this style are typically muted and neutral colors, but you can add some bright tones to the mix too! Try looking for natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, hemp, and bamboo for a more sustainable wardrobe.

Despite its name, this style is all about the love of the European and Mediterranean coastlines, as well as the rich life, culture, and food found there! Think breezy styles with flowy organic white cotton and linen, sundresses, espadrilles, straw sunhats, and woven handbags. You can look for pops of bright red, blue, and green, as well as gingham, pinstripes, florals, and cute food prints, for a fun and vibrant look.

Summer never ends with this style! Think of beachy island and vacation vibes in bright and pastel colors. You can try crochet halter tops, bead and shell jewelry, tropical prints, save the turtles and other marine life on tees and sweatshirts, swimwear, flowy dresses, sandals, and comfy shorts! Although this style is typically saved for coastal, summer, and vacation outfits, don’t be afraid to incorporate this laid-back style into your year-round wardrobe.

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle involves making sustainable choices. Uptown Cheapskate is a store that buys and sells gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories. We strongly believe that by choosing secondhand clothing or shopping from environmentally friendly brands, you can help reduce waste and support sustainable practices. Regardless of your style, be it granola, minimalist, tomato girl, coconut girl, or a mix of everything, there are plenty of eco-friendly fashion options available that can help you look and feel your best while also contributing to a healthier planet. Visit your nearest store today and explore our curated collection of pre-loved fashion, where sustainability meets style!

why support local

Shopping locally has a positive impact on your community in so many ways. Uptown Cheapskate stores are locally owned small businesses that buy and sell gently used brand name clothes, shoes, and accessories. Here are some reasons why you should support your community by shopping local and shopping resale!

Supporting small businesses

When you shop locally, you support the local economy by keeping money within the community. Small businesses are often the backbone of a community and many are owned by women, minorities, and veterans and provide jobs to local people. All Uptown Cheapskate stores are locally owned and operated and by shopping here you’re supporting small business owners in your community. 

Sustainability

Shopping at Uptown Cheapskate is a sustainable option that reduces fashion’s carbon footprint and minimizes the environmental impact by buying and selling items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Selling your fashions to Uptown Cheapskate is a fast and easy way to upcycle your clothes- and it’s good for the environment too! When you buy and sell at Uptown you’re reducing your carbon footprint by as much as 70%.

Finding unique items

When you shop at Uptown Cheapskate, you’re sure to find unique items that you may not find anywhere else. Many of these items are from brand name companies that no longer sell those items. This means it’s much more likely that you are wearing an excellent piece of clothing that no one else is wearing.

Sense of community

Shopping locally allows you to build relationships with local business owners and their employees who are typically neighbors in your community. These connections can lead to a greater sense of community, inclusiveness, and a stronger connection to the place where you live.

Supporting charitable causes

Uptown Cheapskate stores participate raising money for charities. Specifically, Uptown Cheapskate partners with buildOn, a nonprofit organization that raises money to fund building schools in underprivileged communities. Twice a year, Uptown stores have th opportunity to host an event called Charity Fill-A-Bag where all proceeds from the event go towards building schools and empowering underserved communities. For more information about our partnership with buildOn, you can read our Giving Back page.

By shopping local and at Uptown Cheapskate, you are creating a positive impact on your community. You’re supporting small businesses and reducing environmental impact by extending the lifespan of clothes. You can also find unique items, build relationships, and support charitable causes like buildOn. Next time, consider shopping locally at Uptown Cheapskate and see the positive impact it can have on your community.

earth day

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. It is a day to raise environmental awareness, give back to your communities, and take action to take care of our planet. One way to celebrate Earth Day is by shopping at Uptown Cheapskate where all items are 22-40% off, that day only. Here are some reasons why shopping with us is a great way to celebrate and how it’s the best eco-friendly and sustainable option in fashion!

sustainability

Shopping at Uptown Cheapskate is eco-friendly and sustainable! You can help reduce the demand for new items and slow the large amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. A great idea to help save the planet and promote sustainability is to go bagless.  Uptown Cheapskate allows you to go bagless and we donate 5¢ to buildOn. Through our partnership with buildOn we have helped build 20 schools in underdeveloped countries, with more schools funded and in progress.

support local

Another excellent idea for Earth Day is to shop local. Uptown Cheapskate stores are all locally owned and operated. This means that the money you spend goes right back into your community. Shopping at locally sourced stores like Uptown Cheapskate creates less greenhouse gas emissions by taking less energy and fuel to travel. So you’ll be supporting your local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

earn cash for new stuff

Uptown Cheapskate is easier on your wallet. We buy and resell name brands you love at a fraction of the cost, which helps lengthen an item’s lifespan and keep it from going into our oceans or landfills. It’s a win-win situation where you can feel good about your purchases while also sticking to a budget.

So, celebrate Earth Day by shopping at Uptown Cheapskate! It is a great way to make a positive environmental impact while also supporting local businesses and sticking to a budget. The next time you’re in the market for new clothes, be sure to checkout your local Uptown Cheapskate. You’ll be the most eco-friendly and fashionable trendsetter around.