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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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On June 20th, 2022

Celebrating 100 Stores!

Uptown Cheapskate recently celebrated a BIG milestone: We now have 100 stores open! Congratulations to our Lexington, Kentucky, store for having this amazing distinction in our network! Since our founding, Uptown Cheapskate has experienced steady expansion. 2021 was a record-breaking year for us, providing historic systemwide growth that positioned us to kick off 2022 with ...

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On June 17th, 2022

Blending Technology with Apparel

Historically, retail has not been closely associated with technology. However, times are changing, and modern businesses need to keep up with digital advancements to stay relevant. Despite its non-traditional approach to retail shopping, Uptown Cheapskate is a great example of a retail brand that uses technology to its benefit. Our leading-edge digital systems provide benefits ...

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On June 3rd, 2022

How to Fund Your Uptown Cheapskate

Once you’ve fallen in love with Uptown Cheapskate, the next step will be funding your business purchase. Buying a franchise might seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help you turn your dream of business ownership into a reality! A solid understanding of the financial commitment you’re about to make and the options you have for ...

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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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