It’s time to sell the clothes again!!!!!
My guest room closet is where I store all the clothes that don’t fit these days. When I went in there this week, there was NO ROOM left for additions!!
I had been consigning my clothes up until now at a plus size consignment store close to home and had done pretty well there. I’ve been a big fan of consignment ever since I was in college. Being able to sell clothes I don’t want anymore to reinvest in my wardrobe… it just makes sense!
The challenge in getting rid of these clothes is that I had NO idea where to take them! My plus-sized consignment store has a super-small collection of regular sizes, but I wanted to take the clothes somewhere that had traffic for my new sizes.
My co-worker Carla recommended The Clothes Mentor in Littleton, CO. I was excited to hear about them, and I took a huge amount of clothes down there to sell.
The awesome part about the Clothes Mentor is that they BUY your clothes up front. The bad news about the Clothes Mentor is that they sell their clothes for low prices. As a result, most items I sold to them only earned me between 2-3 dollars. Gasp!
Most of those clothes had tags still on them!!! Also, shockingly, they only took about 6 items that I presented to them… of about 30. I didn’t take everything in… I just had a feeling it wasn’t going to go so well. So glad I didn’t schlep all of it in there!
I will say, I shopped around the store for about 30 minutes while they sifted through my clothes. I will definitely come back here to shop. They had GREAT prices on lightly worn clothing. For someone who’s changed sizes a lot, this is a huge win. For example: I got a super-cute top from Banana Republic for $8. Clothes Mentor is a national chain and may be available close to you. Check their locations online.
Now, I had hoped they would take it all, but they weren’t into the professional clothes as much as the casual wear. As a result, I had to find another spot to take the items.
I ended up finding Act II and gave them the remainder of my stash. They LOVED my stuff and as a result, I HEART them!
The clothes won’t sell for huge amounts, but I like to think that there will be some ladies that pop into the store that are SO excited to find my barely worn suits for an awesome price! And, my jeans that were worn just a few times will be a treat to the lucky one who stumbles upon them.
All good things!
Do you consign your clothes?? It might be time to look through that closet and clean out what doesn’t fit anymore, skinny minnies!