Consignment Shops That Pay Cash Upfront Near Me?
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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. Online consignment stores that pay upfront include Rebag and thredUP.

Below, we have the details on what items are accepted at each store and any special requirements such as brands, the condition of the items, and age requirements to sell your things.

Consignment Shops That Pay Cash Upfront Near You

Consignment shops are a great way to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appointment necessary: No, but make sure t0 bring your ID.
  • More information is available on the Once Upon a Child website.

For details on how much Once Upon a Child pays for clothes, see our article.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to send in your items: If you live in Manhattan, you can arrange a free pick-up of your bags. Otherwise, you can request a prepaid shipping label to mail them in.
  • More information is available on the Rebag website.

thredUP

  • Types of items accepted:
    • Women’s and kids clothing, including maternity and plus-size clothing
    • Shoes, belts, hats, and other accessories
    • thredUP does not take wedding dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, sleepwear, homemade items, hair accessories, men’s clothing or accessories, or any non-clothing items
  • Requirements: Items must be freshly cleaned, purchased within the last five years, cannot be shrunk, stretched, or altered, and must be free from rips, tears, fading, scuff marks, stains, and odors. Items must also be from one of the accepted brands listed on the thredUP website.
  • How to send in your items: Order a closet clean-out kit through the thredUP website; most kits are processed within four weeks of being received by thredUP. Expedited processing is available for a fee of around $16.
  • More information is available on the thredUP website.

In Summary

Some brick-and-mortar consignment shops will pay cash upfront for your new or gently used items. These shops include Buffalo Exchange, Clothes Mentor, Crossroads Trading Co., Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet, and Uptown Cheapskate. Some online consignment shops, including Rebag and thredUP, will also pay you upfront for your items. None of these stores require an appointment to sell your items, but you will need to bring a government-issued photo ID with you to brick-and-mortar locations.

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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