PRINCETON — From shoes, clothes to home goods, a local business is seeking to provide customers with a comfortable and affordable shopping experience.

Upscale Resale LLC, located at 747 Mercer Street, offers a selection of gently used clothes at low prices. As residents of the area, the mother-daughter pair, Emily Church and Angie Perkins, is eager to aid their community.

"We try to hold up to date items that are stylish and affordable for everyone," Church said.

As lovers of second-hand shopping, the duo sought to bring that to the area. As there isn't much of it available, both Church and Perkins thought that this could serve both those less fortunate and those who simply enjoy shopping for one of a kind items.

"Our mission is to be able to price our clothing affordably for anybody so they can dress stylishly," Perkins said.

Along with wanting to offer a second-hand shopping option to the area Perkins and Church want to ensure that children and adults have the option for affordable clothing. Perkins, an advocate against peer pressure and bullying among children, hopes that her affordable pieces will boost confidence.

"We want anybody to be able to stay in style," Perkins said.

Not only does the store offer stylish items for affordable prices but they also have many brand name items. With the wide selection guests, of many sizes, are sure to find items they like.

Prior to opening the business, the two saw how much the Mercer Street Grassroots District was blossoming. Eager to see the city succeed, and passionate about Princeton, the two chose their location.

"This is too good of an area to not be used," Church said of the Grassroots District. 

Since recently opening the two have seen guests come in and find items they love. Not only do they enjoy being able to offer the items but they also enjoy meeting new people.

"We're people persons. We had a customer come in and find a pair of boots and she was ecstatic. We just like people," Perkins said.

"I enjoy the happiness that the customers get. To know how satisfied they are to find something affordable. The joy that it brings them brings me joy," Church said.

Those wishing to browse the store's racks can do so from 11 to 5 on Tuesday through Friday and 11 to 3 on Saturdays.

For more information on Upscale Resale visit them on Facebook at Upscale Reslae LLC, or call at 304-961-6451.

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