Mother-Daughter Team Opens New Clothes Mentor in Maryland
Women’s Resale Clothing Franchise is 148th Nationally - and Second Location in Maryland
December 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // MINNETONKA, Minn. - Clothes Mentor, a leading women’s resale clothing franchise headquartered in Minnetonka, awarded a new store in Waldorf, Maryland, to new owners Beth Teas and Gwen Conger. The new store is the second NTY Franchise Company resale brand to call Maryland home, joining Clothes Mentor of Columbia.
“Clothes Mentor is a family business, so it’s always exciting for us to award a new store to a family partnership ready to start their entrepreneurial journey together,” Chad Olson, COO of NTY Franchise Company said. “We are thrilled for Beth and Gwen and look forward to celebrating their success.”
Conger, a veteran with a 32-year career serving the United States Army, Navy and State Department, was turned on to Clothes Mentor after visiting a store in Virginia with her daughters, then doing a little homework.
“My motivation is not so much for myself as it is for helping my children,” Conger said. “I have always thought that owning my own business would be very satisfying work, plus I love clothes and I love a bargain! After taking two of my adult girls to Clothes Mentor in Fredericksburg to shop, I went online to see if it was a franchise. Then I asked my children if any of them would be interested in owning one and Beth seemed really interested.”
Teas, a registered dietician, stay-at-home mom and part-time administrative assistant for her church, is very excited to not only own her own business; but do so with the help of a franchise.
“After my mom sent an email asking if either one of us would be interested in owning a Clothes Mentor franchise, I jumped at the opportunity! To be able to own my business and yet still have the support from a major company is a win-win in my opinion. Having something that I can call my own and be proud of is very exciting,” she said.
Founded in 2006 by Ron Olson, NTY Franchise Company is the gold standard in resale franchising companies. NTY franchises four brands, all with a different focus: Clothes Mentor, Children’s Orchard, Device Pitstop, and NTY Clothing Exchange. The brands are all resale-based and cover women’s designer fashions, children’s apparel and accessories, electronic sales and repair, and clothing for teens and young adults. All of the resale franchise brands put great emphasis on buying high-quality, name-brand merchandise that is gently-used and in excellent condition. The stores are clean, bright, and meticulously organized. And the very nature of resale keeps customers coming back. Inventory changes daily and prices average 70 percent less than the original retail price.
Resale apparel is enjoying a $20 billion boom that began during the great recession and continues today as consumers flock to stores like Clothes Mentor to buy and sell their gently-used teen and young adult fashions. Now growing a whopping 24 times faster than retail, recent reports project that the resale apparel market will grow to more than $41 billion by 2022.
About Clothes Mentor
Clothes Mentor started with two existing locations in 2006 and began expanding the brand the same year. As of January 2018, the company has 146 stores in 42 states with many more in development. Clothes Mentor is a resale-based women’s designer fashion brand known as being cutting-edge in both high-end designer fashion and technology. The company buys and sells like-new apparel, shoes, and accessories for all women, Sizes 0-26, petites, and maternity. The inventory comes from the same customers who shop in the store, and sellers are offered cash on-the-spot or credit toward a new purchase. With stores throughout the United States, each store serves its local community in both buying and selling gently-used, designer clothing, shoes, boots, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories.
About NTY Franchise Company
Founded in 2006 by Ron Olson, NTY Franchise Company is the gold standard in resale franchising companies. NTY franchises five brands, all with a different focus: Clothes Mentor, Children’s Orchard, Device Pitstop, New Uses, and NTY Clothing Exchange. The brands are all resale-based and cover women’s designer fashions, children’s apparel and accessories, furniture and household goods, electronic sales and repair, and clothing for teens and young adults. All are great business opportunities with cutting-edge technology, unmatched support, and lucrative resale franchises. NTY Franchise Company has helped individuals to establish resale stores throughout the United States in many communities, and it has territories available to develop nationwide.
SOURCE Clothes Mentor