Lower Bucks has a new thrift store in the Langhorne Shopping Center hoping to reach fashionable people who don’t want to pay full price. Located at 1323 E. Lincoln Highway, Uptown Cheapskate is now open for business.
Uptown wants to differentiate itself from other thrift stores in its presentation. Matriccino wants customers to feel trendy and modern, instead of the stereotype of a musty, old building.
“We’re a business that really tries to stay current with what is in fashion and what people want,” Matriccino said. “The people we employ have to go through extensive training to learn how to buy things and look for things in good condition. There’s also ongoing training to see what’s trending and what are things we can buy that people will want.”
Recently, some other more conventional thrift stores in Lower Bucks have not fared so well.
Penndel’s Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is closing this January. And last year, Habitat Bucks acquired Heaven’s Treasure in Bristol Borough after the store closed its doors.
A change in approach and vision compared to other shops may be what Uptown needs to thrive in Lower Bucks. Matriccino is passionate and determined to make her new store a success.
“I love the resale clothing industry because it just makes sense. We all have so many items in our closet that we’ve worn a couple of times and never wear again. Selling items to Uptown not only keep these clothes out of landfills but allows everyone to enjoy great fashion at reasonable prices,” Matriccino said.
Uptown Cheapskate is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, they open at the same time but close earlier at 5 p.m.
WBCB’s Keri Marable contributed to this post.