Where Can I Sell My Clothes? The 7 Best Places That Buy Clothes

Short Answer: You can sell gently-used clothing in-person at places like Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor, or Buffalo Exchange. You can also sell items online through avenues such as thredUP, Poshmark, or eBay. Most consignment stores will offer you cash for a percentage of the anticipated sale price of the item. Some will also offer store credit. Online platforms typically charge fees to use their service, but since you can often set your own pricing, you may end up with more money overall for your sold clothing. For more details on where to sell your clothes in-person and online, see below.

Where to Sell Used Clothes In-Person

1. Plato’s Closet

  • How it works: Bring in your gently used brand name clothing or accessories. A store associate will look up the brands and sizes of items you brought in, and total up an offer.
  • Preferred items: Men and women’s shoes including boots, athletic shoes, high heels, sandals, flats, wedges, and casual shoes; men and women’s clothing including shirts (long sleeves, short sleeves, and t-shirts), pants (including jeans and shorts), sweatshirts, sweaters, tank tops, rompers, dresses, and skirts; men and women’s outerwear including jackets, scarves, and gloves; accessories including hats, jewelry, belts, purses, and sunglasses.
  • 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 athletica, 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: Women’s size 0-30 and men’s size 28-40 waist
  • How do you get paid? Plato’s Closet offers cash based on the condition, style, and brand of the items you brought in.
  • Find your nearest Plato’s Closet

For details on how much Plato’s Closet pays for shoes, see our article.

2. Clothes Mentor

  • How it works: Clothes Mentor buys popular, gently-used women’s clothing and accessories in good condition. A store associate will assess your items, decide what they’d like to buy, and make you an offer.
  • Preferred items: Women’s shoes of all kinds, athletic wear, blazers, blouses, dresses, jackets, long sleeve tops, gently-used maternity items, short sleeve tops, sweaters, tank tops, pants (including denim, shorts, and capris), skirts, and accessories including jewelry, designer perfume, handbags, purses, and scarves.
  • Preferred brands: Clothes Mentor accepts a wide variety of brands ranging from designer to value. See its comprehensive list on the Brands We Buy/Sell page of its website.
  • Accepted sizes: Women’s clothing size 0-26, as well as gently-used maternity clothing
  • How do you get paid? Clothes Mentor will offer you cash for any items it decides to buy. According to the Clothes Mentor website, most items are priced for sale at 1/3 of the retail price, and you will then be paid approximately 1/3 of that amount.
  • Find your nearest Clothes Mentor

3. Buffalo Exchange

  • How it works: Buffalo Exchange accepts clean men and women’s clothing and accessories in good condition. You will need to bring a valid government-issued ID to sell your items in-store, and a legal guardian if you’re under age 18. Buffalo Exchange also has a Sell By Mail program; visit the Buffalo Exchange website to request a mailer.
  • Preferred items: Men and women’s clothing and accessories of all types and for all seasons, with special consideration for plus sizes, menswear, everyday staples like jeans, t-shirts and button-ups, dresses, shoes, sweaters and jackets, shorts and skirts, designer items, vintage items, jewelry, costumes, and athletic wear.
  • Preferred brands: Buffalo Exchange doesn’t specify what brands it accepts in-store, so feel free to bring in any items for evaluation. However, Buffalo Exchange does have a preferred brand list for its Sell By Mail program: Abercrombie & Fitch, Universal Standard, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, The North Face, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Eileen Fisher, Free People, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Bryn Walker, Ann Taylor, Madewell, Lucky Brand, Lane Bryant, lululemon athletica, Michael Kors, Patagonia, Eloquii, Topshop, Rag & Bone, ASOS Curve, Cole Haan, Johnny Was, Nordstrom, ModCloth, Calvin Klein, Topman, J.Crew, AG, Vince, Supreme, PAIGE, Coach, Talbots, Zara, Adidas, H&M, Gap, Torrid, Stussy, Nike, Levi’s, Chico’s, Vans, Macy’s, and ASOS
  • Accepted sizes: All sizes
  • How do you get paid? Buffalo Exchange will offer you either cash or store credit for any items it decides to buy. In-store, you’ll be offered either 30% of the items’ selling price in cash or 50% of the selling price in store credit. If you mail in your items for evaluation, you’ll receive either 25% of the accepted items’ selling price in cash (check or PayPal) or 50% of the selling price on a Store Trade Card. Sell By Mail evaluations take about a month.
  • Find your nearest Buffalo Exchange

4. Uptown Cheapskate

  • How it works: Uptown Cheapskate accepts clean, gently-used men and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories in good condition. You will need to bring a valid government-issued ID to sell your items.
  • Preferred items: Men and women’s clothing and accessories including jeans, skirts, shirts, jackets, handbags, dresses, shoes, sunglasses, fragrance, wallets, cardigans, blazers, watches, jewelry, costumes, and boots
  • Preferred brands: American Eagle, Anthropologie, Free People, H&M, J. Crew, Levi’s, lululemon athletica, Madewell, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, RVCA, Urban Outfitters, and Zara
  • Accepted sizes: Women’s size 0-18 or XS-2XL, men’s size XS-2XL
  • How do you get paid? Uptown Cheapskate will offer you either cash or store credit for any items it decides to buy. It does not disclose a pricing structure online, but the website does say you will receive about 25% more if you opt for store credit.
  • Find your nearest Uptown Cheapskate

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

Where to Sell Used Clothes Online

5. thredUP

  • How it works: Sign up for a thredUP account online through your email, Facebook, or Amazon login. You’ll mail your clothes in for evaluation, and thredUP will determine what it wants to keep and how much each item is worth. Items will then be listed for sale online as consignment (60 days for value and mall brands, 90 days for premium and designer). You’ll be paid when and if your items sell. If your item doesn’t sell, you have 14 days to reclaim it, otherwise it becomes property of thredUP.
  • Preferred items: Women and children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories
  • Preferred brands: thredUP accepts a wide variety of brands ranging from designer to value. See its comprehensive list on the Brands page of its website. According to the website, some of the most popular brands sold on thredUP include J. Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor LOFT, lululemon athletica, American Eagle, Madewell, Free People, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Theory, and GAP.
  • Accepted sizes: All sizes for kids (boys and girls), junior girls, and women including plus, petite, and maternity
  • How do you get paid? thredUP offers payment in the form of cash (via PayPal, Stripe, or a mailed Discover card) or shopping credit to select retailers. You will be paid for you items after they’ve been sold and the 14-day return window has passed. thredUP pays between 5% and 80% of the selling price of each item, with more expensive items earning a higher payout.
  • Fees: thredUP keeps around 20% to 95% of an item’s selling price
  • Sign up for thredUP

6. Poshmark

  • How it works: Sign up for a Poshmark account online through your email, Facebook, or Google login. Create your own virtual storefront and list your items for sale with details including photos, sizing, original retail price, condition, etc. There is no time constraints on when an item must sell. Poshmark will provide you with a prepaid shipping label for any goods sold.
  • Preferred items: Men, women, and children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories of all kinds, plus housewares and decor
  • Preferred brands: Since you create your own storefront, you can sell whatever brands you would like on Poshmark.
  • Accepted sizes: All sizes for kids (boys and girls), junior girls, and women including plus, petite, and maternity
  • How do you get paid? You set your own pricing on Poshmark. Payment can be direct deposited into your bank account or mailed via check.
  • Fees: Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95 for items under $15. For sales of $15 or more, Poshmark’s commission is 20%.
  • Sign up for Poshmark

For a list of additional sites like Poshmark, see our article.

7. eBay

  • How it works: Sign up for an eBay account and list your items for sale, either through an auction or Buy It Now.
  • Preferred items: Any items you wish to sell
  • Preferred brands: Any brands you wish to sell
  • Accepted sizes: Any sizes you wish to sell
  • How do you get paid? You can be paid by PayPal, credit card, or debit card. Learn more at eBay’s getting paid guide.
  • Fees: eBay charges insertion fees on users who list more than 50 items per month (typically $.35 per listing). When an item sells, you’ll also have a final value fee (typically around 10%).
  • Sign up for 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 for consignment stores in your area. 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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