As much as I love shopping, it’s really important to me not to become a crazy hoarder. I think one of the best tools a stylish lady can have is a functional closet, and for this to happen you need a little closet management. For me, selling to my local resale or consignment shop is a great incentive to clean out my closet. Buffalo Exchange, Beacon’s Closet, Plato’s Closet, and Crossroads Trading all buy clothes to resale. However, it’s always disappointing to bring a huge bag of clothes to sell and come out with only $6 or so. Here are my 5 tips for getting the biggest bang for your buck at a resale or consignment store.
Check the condition of your clothes before you bring them to sell. Make sure there are no stains or rips.
Only bring clothing to sell that is in season. Most resale shops don’t backstock, so not matter how cute or great condition your winter coat is it, they aren’t going to buy it if it’s the middle of summer.
Check to see what your store is buying. Look at their website or blog, or even just call and ask what they are looking to buy.
Make your stuff look nice! Don’t just throw it all in a garbage bag and lug it to the store. I always make a point to fold my clothes nicely and bring them in a nice spacious laundry basket.
Practice makes perfect. After selling (or attempting to sell) a few times you’ll start to realize the kinds of clothing your store buys. If you thought for sure that a buying would buy something you brought in but they passed on it, don’t be afraid to ask them why!
And remember! These stores don’t just buy clothes, they buy shoes, bags, and all other accessories as well. I always make the most money from selling shoes.
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