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Clothes Mentor: Fashion Choice and Convenience

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It’s an incredible feeling to wear nice clothing that’s well made and stylish. Now, just think if those lovely pieces cost you up to 70 percent less than the original price. You’d enjoy a boost to your confidence and your wallet. If that’s the way you want to shop, head to Clothes Mentor with locations in the KC metro at Overland Park, Kansas; Tiffany Springs in the Northland; and Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Clothes Mentor is a women’s resale store focused on clothing in sizes 0-26, petites, plus sizes and maternity. Business and casual, smart and stylish apparel, shoes, purses and accessories are stocked in easy-to-access and clearly organized segments to make your shopping experience wonderful. The shops buy and resell items that are in style and in good condition.

Variety and Current Style
“Every day we buy better brand-name, gently used women’s fashions and accessories, and it gets on the floor the same day,” stated Phyllis Lord, owner of the Overland Park Clothes Mentor. “With our wide selection and carefully arranged, easy-to-see inventory, you’ll find that special piece or outfit you’ve been longing to have.”

“Our customers don’t have to go to the mall and shop countless stores. We have many designers and, incredibly, our offerings are always changing. And we sell items 50 to 70 percent off the original retail price,” shared Lee Gardner, owner at Tiffany Springs and Lee’s Summit. “You’ll find all of your favorite brands in one place at Clothes Mentor.”

To bring in those fabulous outfits and accessories, Clothes Mentor features a generous program to purchase gently-used, high quality clothing. “We’re always looking for good quality, good brand merchandise,” shared Phyllis. “Clothes Mentor purchases summer and casual clothing on a year-round basis. Fall and winter clothing are procured right before the season.”

“We’ll either pay you cash on the spot or give you customer credit, which can include a bonus. Unlike a consignment shop where you may wait weeks to receive payment, we’ll compensate you immediately for items we buy,” noted Lee. “Details can vary, but we’ll explain what’s being offered that day at that location.”

Personalized Assistance
Clothes Mentor understands your life is always changing and those changes bring new needs for your wardrobe. The staff will help you meet your everyday lifestyle changes by growing and adapting your wardrobe in the most cost-effective way possible. To help you achieve this, Clothes Mentor has a very popular loyalty program, featuring points for purchases. Savings off of the entire purchase or highlighted items may be featured. Check with the location to learn all of the details when you sign up.

Another perk Clothes Mentor offers is personal shoppers, stylists available to assist you with building your wardrobe or a special outfit. This service is absolutely free for customers. “Customers love our personal shoppers. They fill out a questionnaire on line to tell us about their body type and the type of clothes they want: business, casual or special occasion,” remarked Phyllis. “A lot of our customers are going back into the workforce after being at home, so there’s a need to refill their wardrobes with more business-casual clothing. Our personal shoppers can help them identify the right pieces to fit their needs.”

“People are surprised by how enjoyable the personal shopper experience can be because our shoppers are so focused on the customer and working one-on-one with them,” said Lee. “Our personal shoppers will help customers find the clothes that fit their needs. To save time, they can have outfits pulled together when the customer arrives. Sometimes customers will bring in an article and ask us to match it up for a special occasion.”

Fast Notice of New Items
Because the stock can change at a moment’s notice, Clothes Mentor locations rely on social media tools to immediately alert customers to new items or specials. “We have a strong use of social media, and we’re constantly posting on Facebook or Instagram about new items. If we get a nice designer item, we’ll post it. But you better move quickly because they will be taken fast,” shared Phyllis. “Texting is also important, and we offer VIP texting. We use texting to market specific sales in the store or give gentle reminders about special offers.”

“Our social marketing is dynamic. Every store has a Facebook page to post new products or share news of special events,” commented Lee. “It’s a great way for customers to see what we have in the store.” In addition, Phyllis suggests purchasing a gift card to Clothes Mentor to recognize a special someone. They’re sold in any increment to meet your gift-giving needs.

It shouldn’t cost a fortune to have great designer clothing hanging in your closet. If you shop at your locally owned Clothes Mentor stores, it doesn’t have to. You’ll find great clothes at super prices and a staff always willing to help a customer find something they need. ■

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