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Clothes Mentor is a women's resale store for sizes 0-26, petites and maternity. As a resale store, our inventory is unique and ever-changing. Stop by Maple Grove, MN regularly to catch the best deals on the latest styles!
Unlike consignment shops, at Clothes Mentor we pay you CASH on the spot, to purchase your better brand-name "gently used" women's fashions and accessories... all day, every day.
HISTORY OF THE FOUNDERS
Clothes Mentor® is the culmination of a dream for Lynn and Dennis Blum of Columbus, OH. Lynn and Dennis have a very successful history of starting high-value, high-margin retail businesses.
In the early 1980’s, Lynn came to a decision to start a business to help support their family. With three sons, their closets quickly became full of outgrown clothes that were still in great shape. Lynn knew there were other families who would love the chance to buy these “next to new” items at costs far below new retail. She opened her first Once Upon A Child® resale store in Columbus, Ohio in 1991. Not long after, she opened a second store in Toledo. As her businesses grew and prospered, many people asked if they could also own a Once Upon A Child® store. The answer was “YES!” in 1992, and Lynn and Dennis began franchising the Once Upon A Child® business. They had sold and opened 20 Once Upon a Child® stores by late 1992.
At that same time, Ronald G. Olson, President and co-founder of Grow Biz International, was seeing explosive growth in his Play It Again Sports® stores. In only 2 years, Play It Again Sports® had opened almost 100 stores and had agreements for another 200 stores to be opened. Seeking another opportunity to grow his franchise company, Ron purchased the rights to the Once Upon a Child® franchise from Lynn and Dennis Blum. Through Ron’s leadership, Grow Biz International grew their franchise offerings by acquiring a number of other start-up franchise brands including Plato’s Closet®, another store founded by Lynn and Dennis Blum. Ron built this group of franchise brands to well over 1000 store locations in the U.S.A. and Canada. All of these locations specialize in the sale of new and high-quality, name brand used merchandise.
After having served as President and CEO since 1990, Mr. Olson left Grow Biz International in 2000 to find a new franchise brand and start up a new company. For 6 years, Mr. Olson looked at many other franchise opportunities. None compared to what he saw in Clothes Mentor®, which he sees as the next high growth franchise opportunity that is ready to be introduced nationwide.