Pretty Utah-based chain specializing in second-hand clothing steps up presence at DFW: Called Uptown Cheapskate, it opens at Euless’ Glade Parks at 1220 Chisholm Tr., where it will sell trendy clothes, from Kate Spade sandals and Charming Charlie sweaters, Zara jeans and silver Frye ankle boots, to a reduced price.
The store is actually a move from its previous location on Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville, and celebrates its grand opening on September 16.
Uptown Cheapskate was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2009 and has since grown to over 80 locations in 23 states.
Their model is similar to the pioneering Buffalo Exchange chain, founded in Arizona in 1974, in that it allows you to buy, sell or trade your clothes for cash or trade on the spot, though. that Buffalo Exchange is used to paying lightly. more money for your clothes than Uptown.
Uptown is offering between 25-35% of the price at which the item will ultimately be sold, with the higher percentage going to high-demand brands like Lululemon, Free People or Zara, and a lower percentage to mass-produced brands.
How it breaks down: An item that cost $ 100 at retail would be priced between $ 25-35, with roughly $ 10 off in cash and slightly higher in store credit.
Uptown is also slightly younger and more feminine. The chain has 11 locations around DFW, from Addison to Frisco to Richardson to Fort Worth.
If you’ve read The Conversation, you already know that used clothing has become a massive force reshaping the fashion industry. In 2019, used clothing sales grew 21 times faster than regular retail, with a proliferation of sites like poshmark and thredup.
Second-hand clothing stores are seen as helping to solve what has become a sustainability crisis in the fashion industry, which is having a terrible impact on the environment, especially the “fast fashion” sold in chains. like H&M. Clothing production accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions.