Consignment Cash Out: Where to Sell Old Clothes

Have you ever stood in your overflowing closet and asked yourself, “Where can I sell my old clothes?” When you sell your used garments, it can become a money-making endeavor. Here’s how and where to cash out on your clothes.

1. Online: If your old clothing items are brand-name, vintage or collectible, sell them online. There are countless apps and sites dedicated to buying and selling gently used clothing. Our favorites include ThredUp, Depop, Poshmark and Tradesy. They look for brands like J.Crew, Lululemon, Nike and more. You can also take the old-school route and sell your items on eBay or Craigslist.

2. Buffalo Exchange: Buffalo Exchange has been family-owned since 1974 and is in 19 states. Each store also partners with local charities. Plus, if you don’t live near a Buffalo Exchange, the company has a sell-online program. They accept several different types of clothing but prefer unique and trendy pieces over name brands.

3. Plato’s Closet: With more than 480 locations in the United States, Plato’s Closet is a pioneer in the consignment world. Plato’s Closet caters to teens and young adults. Everyday styles from Abercrombie & Fitch to American Eagle are typically in-demand brands.

4. Local Consignment Shops: If the above options don’t work for you, try a local consignment shop. These shops work a little differently than clothing exchanges and apps. Consignment stores may not pay you until your item sells. This means it’s unlikely you’ll walk out with a pocketful of cash. However, consignment shops generally take a wide array of clothing items.

Regardless of where or how you sell your old clothes, remember to clean, fold and remove any stains before attempting to sell them. Good luck!

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