Young Mormon entrepreneur builds fashion franchise

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  • katy salt lake city, ut
    Sept. 5, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    What a nice surprise opening the Mormon Times and reading about Chelsea winning the Global Student Entrepreneur Award. Such a wonderful family.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Sept. 4, 2013 9:09 a.m.


    Are 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?

  • Rainman Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 11:07 p.m.

    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 garment.

  • ImABeliever Provo, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 11:01 p.m.

    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.

  • KinCO Fort Collins, CO
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Congratulations Chelsea! Great job building a viable business, and what a positive example to others.

  • oh my heck ,
    Sept. 3, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    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 this. Kudos!!!

  • Open Mind Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 6:26 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Gram Cracker Price, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    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!

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Sept. 3, 2013 12:19 p.m.


    They 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 it.

  • Gemini Australia, 00
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    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!

  • Firefly123 Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    "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.