Meet The Uptown Cheapskate Team

Why Own an Uptown Cheapskate?

Expert Marketing. Trusted Brand. Proven Success.

Family is where we started, and it’s who we’ll always be; when you join our team, you become part of our family.

Our Leadership Team consists of industry experts who are passionate about helping franchise owners like you succeed. As an Uptown Cheapskate owner, you will gain a support staff that’s available to you at all times.

  • Scott Sloan, CEO

    Scott Sloan, CEO of Uptown Cheapskate

    Scott Sloan works alongside a talented team at BaseCamp Franchising. He is dedicated to helping people like you realize personal and financial freedom as they work together to build BaseCamp Franchising's two resale clothing brands, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.

    In 1992, Scott's parents Brent and Shauna Sloan did just that when they packed up the family and moved back home to Utah to open the first Kid to Kid store. He played his small part early on: running flyers door to door, helping his mom carry loads out to the car, and helping manage the facility (a fancy way of saying cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and changing light bulbs). That first Kid to Kid store has since grown into a multinational brand with more than 120 stores in 3 countries. Scott saw first-hand the good and the bad that comes with business ownership through those first years, but those experiences seeded a desire to own his own business.

    Scott's role at BaseCamp has evolved over the years as he worked his way out of facilities maintenance and into administrative and marketing positions. In 2008, he realized his goal when he co-founded Uptown Cheapskate with his sister, Chelsea Sloan Carroll. Uptown set out to disrupt the resale industry by offering an upscale, hip environment for young adults to buy and sell fashion that didn’t feel like a typical mom & pop thrift store. In order to stay close to that vision for the brand, Chelsea and Scott still own and operate several Uptown locations together.

    BaseCamp exists to help people like you work through that uncertainty by providing a proven franchise system that has been creating success stories for almost 25 years. Scott looks forward to writing a new story with future BaseCamp franchisees.

  • Chelsea Sloan Carroll, Co-Founder, and President

    Chelsea Sloan Carroll, Co-Founder & President of Uptown Cheapskate
    Chelsea co-founded the Uptown Cheapskate brand in 2008 and is responsible for store systems and strategic vision as President of the brand. Chelsea has more than 14 years of resale sales experience with Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid. She managed multiple Kid to Kid stores, supported Kid to Kid franchisees as a franchise support representative, and developed marketing programs before opening several Uptown Cheapskate stores as an owner. Chelsea has received multiple awards for entrepreneurship, including the Entrepreneur's Organization's 2013 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes 30 under 30, and Inc Magazine's 30 under 30. She received a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in information systems from the University of Utah.
  • Dave Martell, Director of Franchise Development

    Dave Martell, Director of Franchise Development of Uptown Cheapskate
    Dave joined BaseCamp franchising in September 2013 in Franchise Development. His responsibilities include leading potential franchisees down the exploration path and helping them understand if our brands are the right fit. Prior to working for BaseCamp he worked in Retail Management and Sales at places like PacSun, Buckle, and Verizon Wireless and uses that experience along with an in-depth knowledge of our resale stores to help qualify potential franchisees to manage a retail location like Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.
  • Joslin Wright, Director of Administration and Compliance

    Joslin Wright, Director of Support of Uptown Cheapskate
    Joslin joined the BaseCamp team in January 2013 as Director of Kid to Kid Support, and is now Director of Support for both Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, and oversees franchise training and compliance for both concepts. From 2005 to 2013, she served as lead paralegal and office manager for the Utah office of Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC, a Chicago-based law firm.
  • Craig Smith, CFO

    Craig Smith, Director of Administration of Uptown Cheapskate
    Craig Smith is the Director of Administration for BaseCamp. Craig manages the Accounting and Human Resource needs for BaseCamp and directly leads the Administration team. Craig oversees the BaseCamp Bookkeeping service and helps new and current owners with accounting/financial related projects such as obtaining start-up or expansion financing. Craig has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and has multiple years of experience in public accounting, the oil and gas industry, and the audiovisual industry.
  • Rhett McNamara, Director of IT

    Rhett McNamara, IT Manager of Uptown Cheapskate
    Rhett joined BaseCamp franchising after gaining valuable IT experience in the Customer Service and Call Center environments - including server management, server orchestration, disaster recovery, automation, and team leadership. He manages both the Tech Support and Software Development teams for BaseCamp with a dedicated focus on the development and implementation of systems to keep our stores on the cutting edge of technology and industry-leading technical support.
  • Lyndie Giles, Uptown Cheapskate Support Lead

    Lyndie Giles, Uptown Cheapskate Support Lead

    Lyndie joined the BaseCamp team in July of 2012 as a Support Representative. She supports our franchisees through monthly support calls, reports analysis, webinars, new owner training and annual visits. She will work with you to implement the franchise systems and ‘Best Practices’ to ensure that the store is operating efficiently. As the lead Support Rep for Uptown, Lyndie works as a mentor to the new Support Reps in training.

    Prior to working for BaseCamp, Lyndie was an integral part of growing a start-up cosmetics company to where it is today; a nationwide company with over 1,000 salons and 600 distributor stores. As the West Coast Regional Manager, Lyndie’s responsibilities included supporting and training 120 stores and 150 outside sales reps on product knowledge, makeup application techniques, and current trends. She also worked with the distributor’s Division Managers to plan and execute successful events, promotional launches, and sales growth.

Be Better Than average resale stores

Our franchisees have a business that feels more like a boutique than a thrift shop, allowing more people to feel comfortable shopping second-hand. Becoming a franchise owner at Uptown Cheapskate is an opportunity to follow a proven business model and gain access to a wide range of invaluable resources and support services while still maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit and lifestyle that comes with building your own small business. It’s the best of both worlds.

Start Your Journey

Towards Franchise Ownership Today

We’re excited to welcome like-minded individuals into our franchise family—entrepreneurial spirits who share our vision and our values. With territories available in all 50 states—including numerous prime locations—there’s never been a better time to join our franchise team. If you have any questions, we encourage you to get in touch with our franchise development team.

Call Uptown Cheapskate today at 855.364.6028 or fill out a Contact Form for additional information.

4 ways to save

Learn why Uptown Cheapskate leads the way in sustainable fashion.

  • Sustainable Purchasing

    Millions of Americans buy clothing each year that is unworn or only lightly used before being stored in a drawer for years. Uptown Cheapskate has built an inventory out of these set-aside clothing items. Your retail clothing franchise location gets the benefit of filling your shelves with items.

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  • Eco-Friendly Standards

    Uptown Cheapskate is proud to be a retail clothing franchise company built upon eco-friendly standards and business practices. By basing your stock on thrift clothing and restored secondhand supplies, you will already be helping make a positive difference in the world.

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  • Eliminate Retail Markups

    Traditional retail stores are notorious for marking up costs to maximize profits. This behavior is costing their industry customer loyalty. As part of the Uptown Cheapskate family, you can be a part of a franchise company that eliminates retail markups to build strong customer bases.

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  • Renewable Supply Chain

    You never need to worry about the supply chain for your retail clothing franchise store running dry. Thanks to our sustainable method of selling high-quality thrift clothing, our inventory is constantly replenishing, and so is yours!

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Easy steps to
our discovery process
  • 1
    Phone Call

    After submitting your initial request for information, you’ll receive an introductory phone call so we can get to know each other. We’ll discuss the availability in your area and answer any initial questions you might have. If you’re interested in proceeding, we’ll schedule a webinar presentation on the support system so you can learn more.

  • 2

    In the webinar, you’ll gain a detailed overview of the Uptown Cheapskate franchise offering. This is an interactive webinar so feel free to ask all the questions you want - the time is all yours. You’ll come away knowing everything you wanted know about Uptown Cheapskate and the amazing opportunities that exist in the business.

  • 3
    Talk to

    Who better to talk to than people who are already running an Uptown Cheapskate franchise? You will be provided with a complete list of franchisees to call. This is the perfect opportunity to ask about the day-to-day specifics of running a franchise, the corporate support they receive as well as why they chose such a successful and exciting concept.

  • 4
    Disclosure Document

    It may sound overwhelming, but the franchise disclosure document (FDD) is a great way for you to dig deeper into formal information about the Uptown Cheapskate franchise offering, the requirements of ownership, and its associated fees. The information it contains will be invaluable to you as you make your decision.

  • 5
    Visit Our

    If you’re serious about taking this big step forward, you’ll want to meet your new partners at your Opportunity Day located at the corporate offices in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get the chance to meet the entire BaseCamp family and get one-on-one time with the key company directors who will be supporting you once you join the team.

Here's What Our Owners Have To Say

“There is never a day that is the same for better or for worse. You never know what’s coming in the door product-wise. Owning your own store and giving back is really special I think.”
Justin Crump, Uptown Cheapskate Franchisee
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