Canada's First Plato's Closet Store Opens in Newmarket, Ontario
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Canada's First Plato's Closet Store Opens in Newmarket, Ontario

Unique store recycles stylish, brand name apparel and accessories for teens and young adults

MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /CNW/ -- Winmark Corporation, a leading franchise developer specializing in retail stores that buy, sell and trade new and used merchandise, today announced that its first Plato's Closet franchise store in Canada has opened in Newmarket, Ontario. Located in the RioCentre Newmarket Plaza at 16640 Yonge Street, the new store offers teens and twenty-somethings an opportunity to buy and sell gently used, trendy apparel and accessories in the latest styles and hottest brand names -- Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Express, American Eagle and more. With more than 200 stores in the U.S., Plato's Closet is Winmark's fastest growing chain.

According to Tanya Arrowsmith, owner of the new Plato's Closet store in Newmarket, teens and young adults, and their parents, love to shop at Plato's Closet because they can buy current fashions for excellent values or sell gently used, brand name merchandise for cash on the spot. "I am thrilled to open Canada's first-ever Plato's Closet store, the hottest new teen fashion experience," she said. "Newmarket is a perfect location because it's near Toronto and it's a diverse, growing area that draws thousands of shoppers each day from surrounding communities."

"Plato's Closet fills a distinct retail niche as the only North American resale business specializing in the teen and the young adult market," she added. "We offer merchandise that is cool, hip, trendy and in great condition. Unlike traditional retailers, we don't try to create new fashion trends -- we respond to actual trends in a timely and valueoriented manner."

The store's hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the new Plato's Closet store in Newmarket contact owner Tanya Arrowsmith at 905-836-4747.

About Plato's Closet

Plato's Closet is the leader in buying and selling name brand, gently used apparel and accessories for teens and young adults. With more than 200 franchise-owned and operated stores throughout the United States and Canada, Plato's Closet focuses on the latest styles and hottest brands, all in great condition. Franchised in 1999, Plato's Closet has become the fastest growing chain in the Winmark Corporation family of brands, which also includes 15 Once Upon A Child stores in the Greater Toronto Area.

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About Winmark Corporation

Winmark Corporation(R), based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances business. Specializing in developing franchises for retail stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is the parent company of Play It Again Sports(R), Once Upon A Child(R), Plato's Closet(R), Music Go Round(R), and Wirth Business Credit(R). The company has more than 800 stores and is publicly traded at (NASDAQ(equal sign)WINA). For more information visit



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