Uptown Cheapskate's mission is to help teens and young adults find on-trend looks for less than they'd spend at the mall. Backed by a team of stylists identifying seasonal styles, each location's staff pays cash for like-new pieces. Then, shoppers can indulge in current looks such as ombre tops, patterned jeans, and Air Force–inspired men's bomber jackets without smashing open heirloom piggy banks.
Some customers stop by to permanently stock their wardrobes. Others "upcycle" their wardrobe to keep it fresh for new seasons by opting for store credit—and earning 25% more than they would have if they had opted for cash.