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On May 17th, 2022

Pandemic Positives for Resale

Shopping for secondhand clothing is not a new concept. Thrifting and reselling apparel has long been a habit for cost-conscious consumers. However, recent events have helped catapult resale into the mainstream, fostering growth and paving the way for new avenues in the resale clothing industry. Despite its many negative effects, the COVID-19 pandemic may have ...

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On May 6th, 2022

4 Ingredients for a Successful Resale Clothing Franchise

The resale clothing industry has a bright future, with the global market expected to reach $77 billion by 2025. This is great news for owners of secondhand clothing stores like Uptown Cheapskate. However, much more goes into achieving success for your resale business beyond operating in a thriving industry. Current and prospective franchisees can position ...

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On April 22nd, 2022

Reuse & Recycle: Alternate Ways to Donate

This Earth Day, businesses and customers alike plan on making choices that reduce their impact on the environment. Fortunately for Uptown Cheapskate owners and shoppers, our business model is sustainable year-round! We help people care for the planet in multiple ways, particularly when it comes to reusing and recycling old clothing. Beyond helping to preserve ...

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On April 7th, 2022

Making Resale Feel Upscale

Years ago, the words “resale clothing” conjured visions of cluttered thrift stores, bargain bins, and dingy aesthetics. Customers often used to equate resale clothing with low-quality, cast-offs. Thankfully, the sentiment toward resale clothing is changing into something more positive. Uptown Cheapskate is playing a role in this mindset shift by offering resale shoppers an upscale ...

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On March 16th, 2022

How Uptown Cheapskate Combats Online Retail

One of the biggest threats to physical clothing stores is the rise of online shopping. But while e-commerce has seen tremendous growth in recent years, in-store shopping is not dead. Customers still enjoy the experience of going into a store, trying on clothes, and buying things in person. This is especially true when it comes ...

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On February 14th, 2022

The Environmental Impact of Resale

One of the biggest reasons modern shoppers are getting into resale clothing is because they’re concerned about their environmental impact in every aspect of their lives, including their apparel. The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world (next to oil). Conscious consumers want to minimize their carbon footprints, and shopping secondhand makes ...

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On January 31st, 2022

Who’s the Target Uptown Cheapskate Customer?

Pinpointing target customers in retail isn’t always easy. But in order to successfully market your business, you need to know who to market to! Uptown Cheapskate’s resale clothing franchise model focuses on a few key customer segments that are in tune with modern shopping and fashion industry trends. Who we serve Uptown Cheapskate targets one ...

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On January 14th, 2022

Resale Means Budget Benefits

Perhaps the biggest draw of resale clothing stores is the price per item. Buyers can find high-quality, gently used apparel and accessories for a fraction of the cost of a similar item in a traditional retail store. At a time when U.S. citizens have limited disposable and discretionary income, saving money on clothes is huge. ...

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On January 3rd, 2022

Resale is Great for Men, Too!

One of the oldest shopping stereotypes is that woman love to shop, and men do not. Both traditional retail and secondhand clothing stores tend to cater to women for this reason. However, these stores miss out on an important segment of the market—male shoppers. Resale is a great option for men for many reasons. Upscale ...

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On December 10th, 2021

Is Resale Clothing Here to Stay? Yes!

The future of resale clothing is bright. But potential franchisees don’t just want to hear it. They need proof that the business model is poised for growth and success. Fortunately, the numbers don’t lie. Recent studies and industry deep-dives showcase how much demand is growing for high-quality clothing and accessories from resale shops like Uptown ...

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