Indy Clover, a thrift/resale shop with franchises all over the Midwest, is opening a location in Plano tomorrow with a grand opening celebration and a full lineup of independent sellers.
Zachary and Shana Champlin are bringing Indy Clover to Plano. The couple, originally from northern Utah, relocated to Texas to open their Plano store. Originally, Zachary was a COO of a women’s apparel and e-commerce brand, while Shana was a registered nurse in pediatric care.
“We were introduced to the revolutionary Indy Clover thrift concept a little over a year ago when a location opened in our area,” Zachary Champlin said. “We immediately fell in love with it, and about six months ago after a lot of market analysis, due diligence and fate we decided to set out and open our first Indy Clover franchise location in Plano, Texas.”
The store’s name brings together two core concepts: Indy for its independent sellers and Clover, for the “lucky finds” concept that aims to help shoppers find the diamonds in the rough that thrifters usually have to dig to find.
Indy Clover works by renting small booths to independent sellers who price and sell their lightly used items, which consists of primarily women’s apparel as well as kid’s and men’s apparel, accessories, shoes and small home décor.
Sellers set up their booth each Saturday morning, and the Indy Clover team maintains the booths and sells the items throughout the week. At the end of the week, the seller can grab whatever is left over and get paid 2/3 of the sales from the booth.
“Indy Clover is the makeover the thrift industry needed. It is thrifting elevated as sellers are empowered to get the most for their lightly used items with the least amount of hassle because they can set their own prices rather than taking pennies on the dollar like traditional thrift stores offer, and they only have to set up their booth once rather than listing dozens of items individually online and haggling with individual shoppers and shipping each item,” the Champlins said. “Shoppers love Indy Clover because they get brand name items for less and aren’t having to sift through thousands of items. Sellers are bringing their best items to maximize sales and prices remain low because there is no corporate markup.”
Currently, the Plano location has 70 booths, with grand opening week sold out and rentals for the coming weeks starting to book up, the Champlins said. Anyone can sell at Indy Clover, and a one-week booth rental is $35. If the seller doesn’t make $35 in sales from their booth, the cost is refunded.
The grand opening of Indy Clover is on Saturday, Jan. 13 and will feature giveaways, with randomly selected shoppers receiving their order for free. CHIP gourmet cookies will be available as well as a Nikki Smith Designs permanent jewelry pop-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We will be the first store in Texas but anticipate others soon including more in the DFW area. Work had brought me to the DFW area many times over the years,” Zachary Champlin said. “We love the area, we love the people, we believe in our thrift model and the benefits to sellers, shoppers, and our planet.”
Indy Clover is located at 1941 Preston Road Suite A1008.