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Where to Sell Clothes You Don’t Wear

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With the changing of the season comes the changing of the wardrobe. If you’re cleaning out your closet and want to make some money in the process, here are a few ways to sell the clothes you’re not wearing. 

As you take your maxi dresses, midi skirts and camisoles and tuck them away, take a look through what you have for fall. If it doesn’t fit, you don’t like it or you haven’t worn it in a year, it’s time to part with it. First, a couple of local places:

Clothes Mentor

From the same people who started Once Upon a Child, Clothes Mentor buys and sells used clothing for grown ups. The rules state that they must be clean, current style and in wearable condition. Clothes Mentor pays you cash right away when you sell your clothes, shoes, maternity items, and handbags; unlike a regular consignment shop where you can wait weeks or months for money.

Plato’s Closet

With all of the back to school shopping you likely did for your teenagers, there are probably some items that they don’t like or don’t want to wear. Take them to Plato’s Closet. They buy and sell gently used name brand clothes and just like Clothes Mentor, Plato’s Closet pays you cash on the spot.

There’s also the Internet:


Poshmark allows you to shop someone’s closet. If you buy, say, pants from someone and they fit great, you can continue to buy from that person’s closet because you have the same size and the same style. Poshmark allows sellers to keep 80 percent of the sale amount and the website pays for shipping.


Threadup is a consignment type website and doesn’t allow its users to sell to each other, so that’s one down side because you may have to wait a while to get your money. They also have guidelines on what brands they will accept and in what condition the clothes have to be, but the good news is that you can buy like new, brand name and designer clothes for cheap! The other piece of good news is that they have a kid section and childrens’ clothing usually sells pretty fast, so you can make some money off your kids’ clothes that they only got to wear once or twice.


Threadflip is probably one of the best known of the fashion resale websites. It’s free to post your items, the website promotes your items for you and they pay you when your items sell; plus you get to keep 80 percent of the selling price. If you’re shopping the site, their search capabilities are very specific and detailed and navigation is super easy. If you know that there is a specific size in a specific brand you know fits you perfectly, you can search that particular brand in just that size and get all of your results and you’ll likely find more results than you thought you would.

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