OCT BUSINESS: Upsy Daizy
One thing Tiffany Thomas hears over and over as customers enter Upsy Daizy kids’ resale boutique in Edmond is a disbelieving “This is resale?”
Although she might hear it every day, you can be sure she’ll never tire of it. “That’s the number one question we get all the time,” said Thomas, who operates the store owned by her father, Paul Thomas. “People walk in and they can’t believe our quality kids clothes are secondhand.”
To Thomas—and likely her customers, too—that’s just one sign of a great resale store. The Edmond resident and mother of three takes pride in selling high-quality, nearly new clothing and kids’ items for a fraction of what you’d pay elsewhere.
The process of buying and selling at Upsy Daizy is simple. Not only can customers shop for like-new items by size, they can walk out of the store with cash for the items they’ve brought in.
Thomas said she makes it easy for her customers to buy and sell. Unlike other resale stores, Upsy Daizy buys in-season items any time of the day, every day—no appointment required. What’s more, no sale is final. Thomas understands parents want to find quality items for their kids, and the children can’t always be with the parents at the time of purchase. That’s why customers are welcome to buy what they like and return items that just don’t work out.
The store celebrated its one-year anniversary at its current location in September. The store had moved to Edmond from Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, where it first opened in July 2010. For Thomas, a business graduate of Edmond’s University of Central Oklahoma, it was a homecoming.
What some might not know about Upsy Daizy is it’s a drop-off center for Infant Crisis Services, Inc., an Oklahoma non-profit that helps toddlers in times of crisis. Customers can come in and drop off their tax-deductible donations anytime. “That’s probably the most rewarding thing that we do,” Thomas added.
The businesswoman and busy mom feels good about helping other parents provide for their kids through her pay-it-forward business. “You’re doing a mother a huge favor because she gets to clothe her kids in name-brand, high quality clothing.”
Visit their location at 60 E. 33rd St. in Edmond or give them a call at 844-8779. Upsy Daizy is open 10am-7pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays.