Consignment Shops That Pay Cash Upfront Near Me? Answered

Short Answer: Some consignment shops will pay cash upfront for your items rather than making you wait for the items to sell. Brick-and-mortar consignment stores that pay upfront include Buffalo Exchange, Clothes Mentor, Crossroads Trading Co., Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet, and Uptown Cheapskate. Rebag also offers cash upfront when you mail in your luxury handbags to sell online. Below, we have the details on what items are accepted at each store and any special requirements such as brands, item condition, and age requirements to sell your things.

Consignment Shops That Pay Cash Upfront Near You

Consignment shops can help you earn some extra cash by selling items you no longer need or want. Many consignment shops make you wait until your items sell before you get paid, but there are some shops that pay upfront for items like clothing, shoes, and accessories. Below, we’ve provided the list of national consignment shops that pay cash upfront, plus online consignment shops that pay upfront.

Brick-and-Mortar Consignment Shops

Buffalo Exchange

  • Locations: Throughout the eastern, western, and southern U.S.; find your nearest Buffalo Exchange
  • Types of items accepted:
    • Men’s and women’s clothing including jeans, t-shirts, dresses, shorts, skirts, sweaters, jackets, designer clothes, vintage clothes, costumes, and athletic wear
    • Shoes, jewelry, and accessories
  • Requirements: Items should be clean and in good condition.
  • Offer determined by: Style, condition, and original retail price; you will receive 30% of Buffalo Exchange’s selling price in cash or 50% of the selling price in store credit
  • Appointment necessary: No, but you need to bring a government-issued photo ID; if you’re under 18, you’ll need to have an adult with you
  • More information is available on the Buffalo Exchange website.

For information on returning items to Buffalo Exchange, see our article.

Clothes Mentor

  • Locations: Throughout the U.S.; find your nearest Clothes Mentor
  • Types of items accepted:
    • Women’s clothes size 0 to 26, including maternity, petite, casual, and business clothes
    • Shoes, handbags, and accessories
  • Requirements: Clothing and items must be clean, in good condition, and name brands are preferred.
  • Offer determined by: Original retail value and condition; Clothes Mentor sells items for about one third of the original retail value and will offer you 25% to 30% of its sale price
  • Appointment necessary: No, but make sure to bring your ID
  • More information is available on the Clothes Mentor website.

For details on Clothes Mentor’s return policy, see our article.

Crossroads Trading Co.

  • Locations: Throughout the U.S.; find your nearest Crossroads Trading Co.
  • Types of items accepted: In-style men’s and women’s clothing, including jeans, shirts, sweaters, pants, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and handbags. View the selling guide online for more information.
  • Requirements: Items must be clean, unstained, and odor-free. In-style items only; no vintage. The items must be in great condition with no missing buttons, tears, or broken zippers.
  • Offer determined by: Item value; the more your item is worth, the higher your offer will be. Offers range from 50% to 70% of the Crossroads Trading Co. sale price.
  • Appointment necessary: No, but make sure to bring your ID and you must be at least 18 years old
  • More information is available on the Crossroads Trading Co. website.

Once Upon a Child

  • Locations: Throughout the U.S. and Canada; find your nearest Once Upon a Child
  • Types of items accepted:
    • Children’s clothing size preemie to youth 20 including regular clothes, costumes, dancewear, formal wear, outerwear, sleepwear, swimwear, and shoes
    • Toys
    • Baby gear including baby monitors, highchairs, swings, and strollers
    • Furniture including cradles, changing tables, bookshelves, cribs, and dressers
  • Requirements: Clothing and items should be clean, in good condition, and name brands are preferred.
  • Offer determined by: Item condition, brand, and market demand; find out more in our article on how much Once Upon a Child pays for clothes
  • Appointment necessary: No, but make sure to bring your ID
  • More information is available on the Once Upon a Child website.

Plato’s Closet

  • Locations: Throughout the U.S. and Canada; find your nearest Plato’s Closet
  • Types of items accepted:
    • Women’s clothes size 0 to 30: bodysuits, jeans, pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts, sweatshirts, rompers, tank tops, athletic wear, accessories, and shoes
    • Men’s clothes size 28 to 40 waist: shirts, sweaters, outerwear, sweatshirts, jeans, pants, shorts, shoes, boots, and accessories
  • Requirements: Clothing and items must be name brands, clean, and in good condition.
  • Offer determined by: Style, trendiness, and brand; you will receive about 30% of the store’s selling price
  • Appointment necessary: No, but make sure to bring your ID
  • More information is available on the Plato’s Closet website.

For information on how much Plato’s Closer pays for shoes and bathing suits, see our articles.

Uptown Cheapskate

  • Locations: Throughout the eastern, southern, and southwestern U.S.; find your nearest Uptown Cheapskate
  • Types of items accepted:
    • Men and women’s clothing size XS to 2XL including jeans, designer jeans, skirts, shirts, jackets, dresses, and costumes,
    • Handbags, accessories, fragrances, wallets, and shoes
  • Requirements: Clothing should be freshly cleaned, in great condition with no rips or stains, and should be in current fashion.
  • Offer determined by: Condition, current inventory levels, local demand, and brand; you can earn a 25% higher payout if you choose store credit
  • Appointment necessary: No
  • More information is available on the Uptown Cheapskate website.

Our article details more information on Uptown Cheapskate’s return policy.

Online Consignment Shops

Rebag

  • Types of items accepted: Designer handbags
  • Requirements: Bags must be designer brands and in good condition. A list of accepted brands and detailed photographs of acceptable vs unacceptable conditions can be found on the Rebag condition page.
  • Offer determined by: Brand, model, color, condition, and original value; you can use Clair by Rebag to get an instant quote or submit photos of your bag to get a quote within two business days at Rebag.com, in the Rebag iOS app, or in the Rebag Android app.
  • How to send in your items: If you live in Manhattan, you can arrange a free pick-up of your bags. Otherwise, you can mail them in to sell. Mailing your bag to Rebag is free; it will provide a prepaid shipping label or prepaid shipping box. However, Rebag does charge a flat $10 fee to send back a refused bag.
  • More information is available on the Rebag website.

For more information about consignment shops, see our list of consignment shops near you and where to sell clothes by the pound.

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