Where Can I Sell My Clothes? The 5 Best Places That Buy Clothes

Selling used clothes is a great way to clean out your closet and make some change — and you probably won’t even miss the clothes you sell. There are a handful of stores that you can go to to sell your clothes in person. Most of the time, these stores will offer you cash or store credit. You’ll get a bit more money if you chose store credit, but you’ll only be able to use it in store. There are also a handful of online platforms that specialize in selling used clothes.

Where to Sell Used Clothes In-Person

1. Plato’s Closet

  • How it works: Bring in your gently used brand name clothing or accessories to Plato’s Closet. While you wait (you’re free to browse the store), they’ll look up the brands and sizes you’ve brought in, and see how much they can offer you.
  • Do you have to sign up? No, Plato’s Closet will accept your clothing without requiring you to sign up for anything.
  • Preferred brands: 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!
  • How do you get paid? Plato’s Closet reviews your items, then offers cash based on condition, style and brand.
  • Find your nearest Plato’s Closet

2. Clothes Mentor

  • How it works: Clothes Mentor buys popular clothing and accessories that are in good shape and either trendy or timeless.
  • Do you have to sign up? No, bring in your lightly worn clothes without signing up for anything.
  • Preferred brands: 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.
  • How do you get paid? You can bring your items into Clothes Mentor, sell them for cash or store credit; your items will be processed when you arrive, but wait times vary depending on who arrived before.
  • Find your nearest Clothes Mentor

Want to see these stores compared head-to-head? Check out our article: Clothes Mentor or Plato’s Closet or Uptown Cheapskate? Answered

3. Buffalo Exchange

  • How it works: According to 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.).”
  • Do you have to sign up? No sign-up required
  • Preferred brands: 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.
  • How do you get paid? For anything Buffalo Exchange is able to buy, they’ll assign the item a selling price, then, you can opt to receive 30% of the selling price in cash or 50% in store credit, on the spot
  • Find your nearest Buffalo Exchange

Where to Sell Used Clothes Online

4. thredUP

  • How it works: Send thredUP your clothes in the mail, and it determines how much they’re worth. Then they send you the money!
  • Do you have to sign up? Yes, with your email address, Facebook login or Amazon login
  • Preferred brands: 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.
  • How do you get paid? According to 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.”
  • Sign up for thredUP

5. eBay

  • How it works: 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). You can also check out eBay’s learn to sell guide for more tips.
  • Do you have to sign up? You have to sign up for an account, you’ll need an email address to do so.
  • Preferred brands: None
  • Accepted sizes: Any
  • How do you get paid? You can be paid by PayPal, credit card, or debit card. Learn more at eBay’s getting paid guide.
  • Sign up on eBay

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.

In Summary

Selling used clothes for extra change is a great way to also clean out your closet. While it won’t bring in a lot of money, it’s better than nothing, right? There are a handful of popular used clothing stores that will give you cash or store credit. Or, you can chose an online platform for reselling used clothes.

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