Clothes Mentor opens in Turkey Creek

Liz Senn, manager at Clothes Mentor in Turkey Creek, examines a red dress. The “upscale resale” shop began accepting clothes on Feb. 6. A grand opening is scheduled for April. Clothes Mentor co-owner, Adam Scott, said the goal is to “stay on top of style.”

The brand-new boutique style “upscale resale” store next to Earth Fare in Turkey Creek, opened to buy clothes Feb. 6, and Scott said response has been amazing.

In the last week-plus, they’ve had 200-300 women come in to sell clothes and the store is ahead of schedule on inventory. Clothes Mentor’s stock will be 90 percent clothes, Scott said, with handbags and shoes coming in second and jewelry third. For now the shop is accepting merchandise, but after the grand opening in April will be both buying and selling.

“Our demographic is 25 to 55,” Scott said. “Our average age customer is mid-30s to mid-40s, but we’ve had them down to 25 and up to 65. The way I look at it, we want to stay on top of style.”

Liz Senn was operating manager for Charming Charlies in West Town Mall before coming to Clothes Mentor and brings multiple years experience in retail with her.

“This is my first time in upscale resale,” she said. “It’s really exciting because we’re buying items and pieces from our customers, and they’re buying from us. It’s really exciting to stock our store with local goods.
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