Clothes Mentor is a Women’s Resale store for all women sizes 0-26, petites and maternity. All day, every day Clothes Mentor pays you CASH on-the-spot, to purchase better brand-name “gently-used” women’s fashions and accessories with brand names like Talbot’s, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Gap, Banana Republic, Coach, Lilly Pulitzer and more. Unlike a consignment shop, where you may wait weeks to receive payment, Clothes Mentor is different by paying immediately for items they would like to purchase. Clothes Mentor understands that people’s lives are always changing and those changes bring on new needs for a wardrobe. Clothes Mentor helps to meet women’s everyday lifestyle changes by growing and adapting wardrobes in the most cost-effective way possible…RESALE. Clothes Mentor buys and then resells better brand name, “gently-used” items that are in current style and “like new” condition – business and casual, smart and stylish apparel, shoes, purses and accessories for as much as 70% below mall prices.
Local residents and entrepreneurs open a second business called “Clothes Mentor” at the Woodmen Valley Shopping Center at Woodmen and Academy in Colorado Springs this month. Steve and Porscha Shideler are the owners of the recently opened Clothes Mentor; a fast growing, Minnesota-based, chain with more than 90 locations across the country.
Steve and Porscha are also the owners of the Once Upon A Child that opened two years ago at the Woodmen Valley Shopping Center. Both Clothes Mentor and Once Upon A Child are located right next door to each other. Once Upon A Child is a similar concept that buys and sells gently used infant, toddler and pre-teen children’s wear, accessories, equipment, toys, and books. Steve and Porscha have two children and employ 20 people. Their future plans are to open more Clothes Mentor and Once Upon A Child stores in Colorado. Steve was born and raised in Colorado Springs; graduating from Doherty High School and UCCS. Steve currently works for the Air Force as a civilian price analyst and is pursuing his MBA at UCCS. Porscha is originally from Hawaii and moved to Colorado right before high school; she graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and worked in office management before opening their stores.
“Women of Colorado Springs are getting a new shopping destination with an upscale resale boutique like Clothes Mentor. The idea of repurposing clothing in a way that people can enjoy it and use it without a lot of waste is something that is very appealing to me,” Porscha said.
Clothes Mentor is now open to buy women’s clothing and accessories as they build the store’s inventory and selections. Steve and Porscha have scheduled their Grand Opening to begin Thursday August 15th. Clothes Mentor will begin selling as well as buying women’s clothing seven days a week. Steve adds “That we will be celebrating Clothes Mentor Grand Opening and Once Upon A Child’s second anniversary with family fun activities on Saturday August 17th.
- For More Information on Clothes Mentor visit ClothesMentor.com or their Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/ClothesMentorCS
Photo of Steve and Porscha Schideler owners of Once Upon A Child and the new Clothes Mentor.
Grand Opening Weekend Event Calendar
Official Grand Opening = Thursday August 15th
Thursday August 15th, 2013 is the official Grand Opening date and the first opportunity for women to begin shopping at Clothes Mentor. Clothes Mentor will continue to buy and begin selling on this date, giving area women a first chance at the amazing selection they have compiled. Women get a chance to shop for the most sought-after gently-used, in like-new condition, brands for up to 70% off of mall prices. Clothes Mentor provides the very best value in women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, & designer Purses. Clothes Mentor begins to sell as well as buy seven days a week, with absolutely no appointment necessary.
Red Carpet Event = Friday August 16th
Clothes Mentor is hosting a “Red Carpet” Ladies night event with a live broadcast hosted by 106.9 Klite morning show Co Host Tammy Oakland on Friday August 16, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. Area women invited to come enjoy a chocolate fountain, tasty treats, Get a manicure from Cuts & Cuticles and win prizes!
2nd Anniversary Celebration – Family Fun Day = Saturday August 17th
Once Upon A Child is celebrating their second anniversary on Saturday August 17, 2013 with a “Family Fun Day” from 11am to 4pm in the parking lot in front of the store. My 99 mid-day personality Deanna, along with Val Hart from 96.9 KCCY evening drive will be broadcasting live throughout the day. Once Upon A Child’s Family Fun Day will have many free activities for children and their families to enjoy including a real fairy that makes giant sized bubbles, bounce house, Free Louie’s Pizza, Face painting visits by Wendy and Frosty from Wendy’s, Bubbles the Elephant from the Learning Experience plus, free demonstrations and a lot more.