We all have clothing that we no longer wish to own. So many people wonder, “Where can I sell my clothes?” In this article, you’ll read about places you can go to get rid of outfits that have gotten too small or too old – while getting paid.

Included in This Article:

  • Places That Buy Clothes In-Person

  • Where to Sell Used Clothes Online

  • Accepted Brands/Sizes of Used Clothing for each store

  • How You Get Paid at Each Store (Cash, Store Credit, Etc.)

Places That Buy Clothes In-Person

1. Plato’s Closet

Bring in your gently used brand name clothing or accessories to Plato’s Closet.

  • How Do You Get Paid? Plato’s Closet reviews your items, then offers cash based on condition, style and brand.
  • Brands Plato’s Closet Looks For: Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Billabong, BKE, Brandy Melville, Charlotte Russe, Coach, Converse, DC, Forever 21, Free People, Guess, H&M, Hollister, Hunter, Jordans, LA Hearts, Levi’s, Lucky Brand, Lululemon, Miss Me, Nike, Obey, On the Byas, Pink by Victoria Secret, Rebecca Minkoff, Roxy, Sperrys, Steve Madden, Top Shop, Tory Burch, True Religion, Uggs, Under Armour, Vans, Vince Camuto, and Xhilaration.
  • Accepted Sizes: Plato’s Closet accepts all shapes and sizes!
  • Do You Have to Sign Up? No, Plato’s Closet will accept your clothing without requiring you to sign up for anything.
  • Find a location near you

2. Clothes Mentor

From the Clothes Mentor website: “Anyone who has ever been inside a Clothes Mentor can tell you, this isn’t consignment, it’s resale – and it’s better than retail. At Clothes Mentor you can find like-new designer clothing at up to 70% off of retail. All of our apparel, shoes, jewelry, and accessories are “gently-used,” and actually like-new – and we only buy pieces that are in great shape, on-trend, or classic and timeless. When you walk into a Clothes Mentor, you walk into a clean, beautiful, well-designed store with organized shelves and racks that make shopping fun and enjoyable. Clothes Mentor’s apparel is also organized by color and size, making it even easier to find what you’re looking for.”

  • How Do You Get Paid? “You can bring your items into Clothes Mentor, sell them for CASH on-the-spot, putting the money in your hands before you leave the store.” Clothes Mentor also lets you use store credit when you sell your clothes!
  • Brands Clothes Mentor Looks For: Clothes Mentor doesn’t specify if it wants specific brands, so you don’t have a limit to what you can bring- as long as it’s in good condition.
  • Accepted Sizes: Clothes Mentor takes women’s clothing sizes 0-26, as well as maternity wear.
  • Do You Have to Sign Up? No, bring in your lightly worn clothes without signing up for anything.
  • Find a location near you.

3. Buffalo Exchange

How Do You Get Paid? From this page of the Buffalo Exchange website: “To sell your clothes, simply bring your freshly laundered and good condition items to our in-store buying counter anytime we’re open. Don’t forget to bring a valid government-issued I.D. (and if you’re under 18, just bring a parent or legal guardian with that I.D.).”

  • Brands Buffalo Exchange Looks For: Buffalo Exchange doesn’t specify what brands it accepts, so feel free to bring in anything without worrying about name-brand items.
  • Accepted Sizes: Bring in clothes that are all shapes and sizes.
  • Do You Have to Sign-Up? No sign-up is required to sell your clothes to Buffalo Exchange.
  • Find a location near you.

Where to Sell Used Clothes Online

4. thredUP

Send thredUP your clothes in the mail, and it determines how much they’re worth. Then they send you the money!

  • How Do You Get Paid? From this page of the thredUp website: “Items listed on thredUP for under $60 will be paid out upfront. Items that are listed over $60 are paid out once the item sells. The amount you’re paid depends on the original price, brand, and category of each item.”
  • Brands thredUP Looks For: 7 For All Mankind, Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Aeropostale, Aerosoles,  Alfred, Dunner,  American Apparel, American Eagle, Outfitters,  Amy Byer, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Arizona Jean Company, Baby Gap,  Banana Republic, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Boden, Bongo, Calvin Klein, Carter’s,  Charlotte Russe, Charter Club, Cherokee, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, Circo, Coach,  Crazy 8, Crewcuts, Danskin, Disney, Dockers, Eddie Bauer, Everlast, Express, Faded Glory, Forever 21, Free People, Gap, Gap Kids, Garanimals, Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, H&M, Hanna, Andersson, Hollister,  INC International, Concepts, IZOD, J Brand, J. Crew, Janie and Jack, Jolt, Jones New York, Jordache, Jos. A. Bank, Justice, Kasper, Kate Spade New York, L.e.i., Lands’ End, Lane Bryant, Larry Levine, Lee, Levi’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Lululemon Athletica, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Mini Boden, Motherhood, Mudd, New York & Company, Nike, Old Navy, OshKosh, B’gosh, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren, rue21, Sag Harbor, Sigrid Olsen, SONOMA life + style, St. John’s Bay, Talbots, Tea, The Children’s Place, The Limited, Theory, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Van Heusen, Vera Bradley, Vince, Walmart, Wet Seal, White House Black Market, Worthington, Xhilaration, and Zara.
  • Accepted Sizes: thredUP doesn’t specify what sizes it looks for, so feel free to bring in any size clothing.
  • Do You Have to Sign Up? Yes, with your email address, Facebook login or Amazon login

5. eBay

  • As an eBay Seller, You’ll Have To: With eBay, you’ll need to do all the work yourself. Though this cuts out having a ‘middle-man’ which means selling your used clothes on eBay will likely put the most money in your pocket. Here’s an article from eBay about how to sell clothing on eBay (even as a full-time job).

How to Find Local Stores That Buy Used Clothes

If you’re having trouble finding any of the above stores locally, do a quick online search. Since selling used clothing carries pretty slim margins, most used clothing stores are limited to just one or a few locations.

Places that buy clothes only buy clothing in good shape because there’s not much profit in reselling worn clothing. If you have clothing that isn’t both name-brand and in great shape, consider finding a donation center instead.

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