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Winmark Allows Franchisees to turn their Passions into a Business by Investing in Reputable Brands

Winmark - the Resale Company® is the leading North American multi-channel retail company in the resale industry and one of few franchises that cater to people across a wide demographic. With five different brands focused on locally sourced, high-value, quality used products, Winmark franchise owners can decide which brand best fits their personal interests. These brands include Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Style Encore and Music Go Round. From sports equipment to baby clothes and beyond, franchise owners choose the brand that sparks a connection within themselves and their communities. 

Plato’s Closet

As the #1 ranked teen resale store, Plato’s Closet is an excellent investment for potential franchise owners that are interested in catering to the wants and needs of teenagers and twenty-somethings. Combining a love of fashion with a business opportunity not only good for the community but also good for the planet, Plato’s Closet is always stocked with the latest trends at an affordable price. It is a one-stop-shop for teens looking to get cash on the spot for their previously worn styles or find fashions fitting their individual style for less.

By investing in Plato’s Closet, franchise owners can also take advantage of the ever-growing resale retail trend, something both parents and teens can appreciate. Resale is a major trend for teens, one fad that won’t fade away.

mom and daughter shopping

Once Upon A Child

Once Upon A Child is a brand that caters to the needs of children and young families. Members of the community can sell gently used children’s clothes, shoes, toys, and baby gear and receive cash on the spot. With how quickly kids grow, the brand appeals to parents, parent figures or other individuals who love serving kids and young families in their communities with a much-needed service.

The top rated children’s franchise in North America, Once Upon A Child is a great investment. It is a sustainable business opportunity that is environmentally-friendly and recession resistant. Franchise owners strive to make a difference in their communities through the buying and selling of gently used kid’s merchandise.

Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports is the largest reseller of used and new sports gear and equipment in the world. Franchise partners provide athletes of every age quality used and new sports and fitness equipment they need to be their best on the field, on the court, at the rink and in the gym. Many Play It Again Sports franchise owners who make an investment have an appreciation for sports. Not only do they buy quality used gear where customers get paid on the spot, but they also provide affordable equipment and allow it to be more accessible for individuals in their communities. 

Coaches, former athletes and recreational sports lovers are the most intrigued by the Play It Again Sports brand. These franchise owners recognize the opportunity to share what they love while providing sports equipment to fellow sports lovers for less.  

Style Encore

Women with a passion for fashion often invest in Style Encore. Imagine owning a business with a proven model operating in a setting where the things you're passionate about - shopping, style and fashion - are on display every day. Investing in Style Encore is beneficial for the community, customers and the environment.  In addition to recycling apparel back into the community by paying cash for it to customers, stores allow other women to find the perfect outfit for any occasion for less than regular retail prices.

As franchise owners, they can fill their clothing racks with classic and trendy items purchased locally that are then available to purchase at an affordable price. It is an opportunity to build a business doing something you love while making a difference in your community. Successful women entrepreneurs invest in Style Encore because it is a resale retail store for women by women. 

Music Go Round

As a musician or someone who simply loves the sound of music, Music Go Round is the perfect franchise opportunity. It is the go-to source for buying, selling and trading quality used musical gear and equipment. Whether just starting out or a seasoned musician, customers can find the gear that’s right for them in their local communities. 

Working in an environment surrounded by things you love with people who share a similar passion is a potential franchise owner’s dream come true. Regardless of a franchise partner’s motivations or background, they are eager to open Music Go Round in their communities because they have a passion for gear that they want to turn into a career. 

They also find that their Music Go Round resale franchise becomes a community landmark.

Children playing instruments

From a Passion to an Investment 

All the Winmark brands allow franchise owners to take their passions and turn them into a business. Many of these franchise owners start as customers and then invest in franchising once they realize the benefits, community impact and profitability. Winmark - the Resale Company is rooted in sustainability and small business formation.  By investing in one of our five unique brands, franchise owners turn their passion into their business. 

If you’re interested in turning your passion into a business, contact us today!