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On November 21st, 2022

Secondhand’s Role in Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is fast approaching, and people are starting to create gift lists for their loved ones. Unfortunately, with budgets tighter than ever, gift giving is sure to be a source of stress for countless American families. It’s likely more shoppers will turn to secondhand for their holiday shopping this year. Upscale resale clothing ...

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On November 10th, 2022

Resale Transcends Demographics

In order to maximize sales, retail brands avoid pigeonholing when it comes to targeting customers. Although having an ideal customer persona helps with marketing and branding, the most successful brands do not narrowly limit themselves within the marketplace. This is one reason resale shops have been so successful. People who shop resale clothing stores cross ...

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On October 17th, 2022

6 Reasons to Invest in a Resale Clothing Franchise

There are a ton of business options for aspiring entrepreneurs to choose from, so you’ll need to ask yourself why one business is better than the others. When it comes to opening a resale clothing franchise like Uptown Cheapskate, the reasons are clear! Check out the top six reasons franchisees are choosing to invest in ...

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On October 6th, 2022

Who’s the Ideal Uptown Cheapskate Franchisee?

In the same way a business must suit its owner’s interests and goals, an aspiring owner must also be the right fit for the business. Uptown Cheapskate, one of the nation’s leading resale clothing franchises, is a growing network of hardworking, passionate entrepreneurs—and we’re continually looking to add new owners and new stores across the ...

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On September 19th, 2022

Resale is Great for Teenage Growth Spurts

Young kids aren’t the only ones who grow like weeds. As they enter adolescence, many teens sprout up seemingly overnight! One month, their new shoes fit—and the next month, they’re too small. This is a common challenge for parents of middle and high schoolers, especially those with tight clothing budgets. Thankfully, more communities across the ...

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On September 1st, 2022

Our Charitable Culture Produces Big Wins

The young consumers of today appreciate affordability, experience, and speed, but that’s not all they care about. They also shop with their values. Millennials and Generation Z want to buy from brands that align with their beliefs and are ethically and sustainably responsible. In short, young buyers like brands that do good for the world. ...

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On August 15th, 2022

Secondhand to Reach $82 Billion by 2026

The resale industry is growing even faster than experts predicted in years past. With 2021 setting a five-year record in resale growth and consumer trends supporting more secondhand purchases, now appears to be a fantastic time to enter the resale clothing marketplace. The numbers tell a powerful story. If you’ve been considering an investment in ...

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On August 1st, 2022

Making Back to School Easy and Trendy

Back-to-school season is officially here. Teens and young adults are searching for the perfect outfits for high school and college, but not every family can afford a brand-new wardrobe. This year, especially, expendable income is limited. Because of current economic trends and consumer preferences, resale is expected to see high demand this back-to-school season. Without ...

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On July 19th, 2022

5 Myths About Owning a Resale Clothing Business

Committing to a franchise business is a big decision. It requires having a solid understanding of the industry you’re entering, including its current trends and future projections. At Uptown Cheapskate, we get a lot of questions from potential franchisees about our business model and the resale clothing industry at large. During the discovery process, we ...

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On July 1st, 2022

Uptown Cheapskate Stands Apart in Secondhand

Resale clothing has been around for a long time. Avid thrifters have come to enjoy browsing racks for hidden gems they can’t find anywhere else. However, traditional “secondhand” has come with some purchasing risks and a lower-quality ambiance for buyers. The older version of secondhand has been edged out by a higher-end version that modern ...

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