Colorado Springs, CO, April 1, 2013—Beginning on Monday, April 8, Plato’s Closet North will kick off a week-long first anniversary celebration aimed at thanking their loyal customers. The events will also highlight the numerous local and international nonprofits and organizations that the store has partnered with throughout the year. Plato’s Closet North owner Sharon Hoffstetter attributes the teen resale store’s success to a very intentional approach to doing business.
“From the outset, we’ve made it our mission to achieve four objectives,” she said. “To offer only the best quality of gently used, resale clothing and accessories; to take care of and actively engage our customers with personalized attention; to continuously serve and support our community through partnerships with nonprofits and service organizations; and to honor our commitment to our staff, helping them to grow professionally and achieve their life goals.”
Organizations include Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Bringing Back Hope, Teens with Promise, the Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs Together and Urban Peak, to name only a few. “We’ve been working with Plato’s Closet North since they opened, and it’s been a great partnership,” said Robin Coen, Executive Director of Teens with Promise. “They are truly committed to moving this community forward on behalf of our local teens.”
Because of her family’s former service in the military, Hoffstetter’s store also actively honors local troops and their families with Military Mondays and by partnering with TroopSwap Colorado Springs. “This is the right business model for us, and it proves that Colorado Springs companies can ‘do good while doing well’,” said Hoffstetter. “Without that commitment to community, we’d be just another retailer.”
Since Plato’s Closet North opened its doors in April 2012, the store has built an enthusiastic following and become a popular destination for affordable, up-to-date fashion for teens and the 20-something crowd. To celebrate a great first year of business, Hoffstetter and her staff cordially invite everyone to come out and help them commemorate this milestone. Festivities begin on Monday, April 8, and continue through the week, and will include numerous prizes, contests and giveaways. It will culminate with a first anniversary bash at the store on Saturday, April 13.
About Plato’s Closet North
Plato’s Closet North, located at 7529 North Academy, is a resale shop of quality gently used clothing and accessories that appeal to teens and 20-somethings. We focus on the latest styles at no more than 12-18 months old, which in turn offers our customer a wide variety of items at greatly reduced prices without compromising style. We strive to offer a fun environment with a cool place to shop, cool music, a cool atmosphere with creative displays, great clothes and one that is organized for ease of shopping. www.platosclosetcoloradospringsnorth.com.