Business Look: Clothes Mentor
What began as a side job has blossomed into a thriving business for Melanie Harris. She’s the proud owner of Clothes Mentor, a quality resale shop specializing in recent designer women’s clothing.
Coming Home to Edmond
A native of Ponca City, Melanie spent thirty years raising a family in Fort Worth. Then she started working at a Clothes Mentor store in her neighborhood. “My husband noticed how much I enjoyed my work,” she recalls. “He started saying we should open a store of our own. I thought he was joking at first, until he said it five or six times.”
There were no franchises left in their area, but Oklahoma was wide open. So the Harrises decided to relocate. “I had a sister in Edmond,” Melanie says, “and it felt like coming home.” Eventually her father, mother-in-law, and two daughters followed the couple to Oklahoma.
Clothes Mentor is a truly local business. Melanie personally runs the store along with manager Jeniffer Nou. “All our employees are in Edmond. One hundred percent of our merchandise also comes from Edmond,” says Melanie.
Affordable Holiday Elegance
The holidays bring many opportunities for customers to save at Clothes Mentor. Gift cards are a favorite option, and they come with a bonus card valid after January 1st. The high-quality items at the store also make enticing gifts for people who are committed to sustainability. Clothes Mentor is a perfect place to find recent designer dresses for holiday events, at dazzlingly low prices. Most dresses sell for $24.00 or less. The store’s personal shopping service can help you find the ideal outfit—and it’s completely free.
If you need extra spending money this month, you can also sell your recent designer clothing from any season. Since it’s not a consignment model, you’ll walk away with cash immediately.
Clothes Mentor offers a wide array of clothing and authenticated designer bags. “We fit so many different niches,” says Melanie. “We’re much more affordable than going to the mall.”
Clothes Mentor is located at 3208 South Boulevard in Edmond and online at clothesmentor.com/edmond.