"We learned it from our parents." Absolutely. They had a functioning,
working model in Kid to Kid, and merely changed the demographic for teen to
twenties. How could they lose? In these days of thrift and
recycling, lowering your carbon footprint and helping others, this is the way to
go. At the same time, it hurts places like Deseret Industries, as people will
sell their best rather than donate it. Cheapskate can often sell for lower
prices than D.I. which has had to increase prices for used clothing to over the
cost of new clothing purchased on sale from stores like Ross, Wal-Mart and
ShopKo. I don't know whether to cheer or shake my head.
Well good on them for being enterprising and following their parent's
examples. I did look at their website and some YouTube ads and they do sell a
lot of immodest clothing. I would have thought being a returned missionary and
what appears to be an active family in the Church, they would have used that
influence to sell only modest type clothing? I guess they're hard to come
by no matter where they sell from, but it would really solidify their image as
LDS if they don't trade in questionable short skirts, shear tops and such
and seek out only outfits you would feel confident to send a teen/young adult to
their store that they would come out modestly dressed?? Just my thoughts!
GeminiThey sell short skirts and immodest clothing for the same
reason mormon grocery store owners sell beer - because it generates revenue. If
somebody else wants to buy it, then why shouldn't they sell it? It
doesn't mean that they are immodest for selling it, they don't wear
Our DI doesn't sell much clothing for the prices she does. If people want
to pay a little more, the quality will be a little higher. There is a place for
consignment shops AND for DI. Good on her!
@ Gemini,I learned from my fashion obsessed wife that clothes that
look immodest can be combined. For example, a tank top over a t-shirt. So there
are ways to make clothes like that a modest combinations.
Way to go Chelsea! Isn't it wonderful that young women can be business
women? Uptown is a great store and awesome concept. Wish we had more young
women like her, looking for a solution to a need/problem. I hope she inspires
other young women to do the same.DI serves a great purpose. They
receive DONATIONS everyday (even immodest clothing, which really doesn't
matter). They are a charity. Many clothing items are sent to other countries are
areas where clothing items are needed. A store like Uptown, purchases nice
clothing in excellent condition from customers that no longer need or want them.
Store credit is an option instead of cash. It is really hard to compare the two
types of stores.I can't wait for the newest Uptown Cheapskate to open
in Murray. Thank you to the Sloan family for creating an amazing concept with
Kid to Kid and Uptown and raising children to THINK and develop businesses like
Congratulations Chelsea! Great job building a viable business, and what a
positive example to others.
I hope she doesn't call herself a Mormon entrepreneur if she is selling
immodest clothing. It isn't my place to judge yet there seems to be
other comments leaning this way.
Good for them! What they are doing is of benefit to both those people who want
to receive value for assets they have sitting in their closet doing nothing and
those who seek these things and get it for a good price. Seems like a win-win.
Mormon or not, I don't think it's their responsibility to be the
modesty police. Who knows what the end use will be or how they might modify a
ImABelieverAre you kidding?? That is like saying that Brigham Young
shouldn't have been called a mormon prophet because he built a distillery
for alcohol in downtown salt lake city and encouraged the saints to grow tobacco
to sell. Seriously why are people so uptight about what other people do?
What a nice surprise opening the Mormon Times and reading about Chelsea winning
the Global Student Entrepreneur Award. Such a wonderful family.