How to get Cash for Your Clothes in the Valley

How to get Cash for Your Clothes in the Valley

From time to time I get asked, “Where is the best place to sell my clothes for cash?” It honestly depends on what you have, what condition it’s in, and if the store is currently selling anything similar. In the valley you can either consign your clothes or get cash on the spot. Consignment means that you will get paid a portion of the sell once it sells versus getting cash on the spot. That is another thing to consider when getting rid of your clothes. Thrift stores need to move inventory fast and not let it sit there forever. 

If you still have any questions regarding your items, please call them directly.

The following list below are places in the valley where you can make some cash on your used/new clothes:

For the purpose of this list I will use a popular brand called Free People with the cost of a $50 retail for the item (the item was released within the year so it’s current and they do accept the item in the store) and calculate what you would walk away with in cash.

The only store I didn’t give an example on how they pay out is Poor Little Rich Girl because they price their items based on what is in demand and how much they have sold for in their store. It’s constantly changing with their trends.

Please note that I personally called every store on this list and spoke with either the owner or an employee who works directly with the customers that want to sell their items. I did try a few times calling A Second Look with no answer however I did find an amazing hand out from their website that is attached to this blog. Also, I have been to their store numerous times so I feel I already know their target market and what they sell.

 

Buffalo Exchange – Cash Only

https://www.buffaloexchange.com

Locations:

3450 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

227 W. University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Target market: Everyone

What they look for:

1) One of a kind items

2) The following below is straight from their website:

We buy men’s and women’s clothing and accessories in excellent condition –  the best of all seasons, all year long. When in doubt, bring it in! We’re happy to take a look at everything you have. We’re always on the lookout for: Plus sizes; Menswear; Everyday staples like Jeans, T-shirts and Button-Ups; Dresses; Shoes; Sweaters and Jackets; Shorts and Skirts; Designer; Vintage; Jewelry; Costumes; and Athletic Wear. We look for all kinds of fun and funky stuff as well as vintage, from classic rock tees to 50s dresses to early 00s gear. We also buy accessories like shoes, hats, bags and jewelry.

They are open to look at everything. Make sure that whatever you have is in season for them to possibly accept. They consider style, condition, brands, and what they already and have sold on their floor. 

They price their items 30% OF the retail price (1/3rdof the retail price)

The seller will get 30% of the selling price or 50% in store credit. 

Example:

$50 for the item -> $17 what they would sell it for -> $5.00 Cash

 

Clothes Mentor – Cash Only

https://www.clothesmentor.com

Check out their website for their list of brands they look for

Locations: 

7439 W. Bell Rd. Peoria, AZ

10160 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ

5055 West Ray Road Chandler, Arizona

Target Market: Age 25 and up, business casual to the sophisticated woman

They don’t take or sell men’s clothes

They ONLY take higher end items that are new and have come out within the last year. They focus on current up to date trends so no older styles. 

They price their items to sell at their store 50% – 70% OFF of the retail price. Then they will give you 25% – 30% cash from their selling price. 

Example:

$50 for the item -> $25 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 50% off retail)  -> (if they paid you 30%) $7.50 Cash

 

My Sister Closet – Consignment Only

http://www.mysisterscloset.com

Locations:

23269 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
6204 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253
4869 N. 20th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016
2915 S. Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85248

These locations are women only.

How they price their items:

1) Age

2) Brand

3) There are 3 categories each item is placed:

  1. A) Basic
  2. B) Favorites
  3. C) Designer 

The following below is straight from their website:

  • Cute -We’re looking for brand name designer and ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories that retailed for at least $50. Think the classics like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, or the trendy designer du jour.
  • Clean -All items should be ready to hit the racks in clean and like-new condition.
  • Current -We accept stylish items that are no more than 4-5 years old in like-new condition.

They price their items 50% – 90% off of retail – Seller gets either 45% of the selling price or 55% in store credit

Example: $50 for the item -> $25 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 50% off retail)  -> (if they paid you 45%) You would make $11.25 

 

Turn Style – Consignment Only

http://www.turnstyleconsign.com

Locations: 

7230 W. Ray Rd #12 Chandler, AZ 85266

1755 S. Val Vista Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

11201 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale AZ 85254

4711 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ.85032

6426 S. McClintock Drive #104 Tempe, AZ 85283

Target Market: Age 25 and up. Trendy to business casual looks.

They also sell trendy young men clothes as well.

The sell men and women items

Items they will consider depends on the style. The newer the better but they do look at older styles as well. If it’s older but the style is a current popular look they will consider it. Of-course quality and condition are very important.

The following information was copied from their website:

Store personnel will determine the selling price of your items, usually one-third to one- fourth of retail value taking into account quality, condition, demand, and age of the item. You must choose the option to receive 45% of the selling price before tax and item fees if paid by check, or 55% of the selling price before tax and item fees if you choose to be paid as a store credit. For any item(s) which sell for $200.00 or higher, the consignor will receive 60% of the selling price before tax and items fees.

All merchandise may be marked down an additional 50%, 60 days after receipt or during clearance events. Furniture items may be discounted an additional 25%, 30 days after receipt. After 90 days or the expiration date indicated on the consignment receipt, items that have not been sold or picked up by you will become the property of Turn Style. If you choose to pick up your unsold merchandise prior to the expiration date indicated on the consignment receipt, you may locate and retrieve your items from the sales floor. You are solely responsible for locating goods on the sales floor.

Example:

$50 for the item -> $17 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 1/3rd of the retail price)  -> (if they paid you 45%) $7.50 Cash

 

Platos Closet – Cash Only

https://www.platoscloset.com

Locations:

7530 W. Bell Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308

4631 E. Cactus Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032

1312 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Target Market: Trendy teenagers and college students

Style, Condition, and Brand Names are VERY important so please take this into consideration

The following below was copied from the website:

At Plato’s Closet you’ll find a huge selection of trendy, designer styles as well as those every day basics you can’t live without—all at up to 70% off mall retail prices! We buy gently used teen and young adult style clothing and accessories that are name brands, cool, hip, trendy, clean and in good condition. With no appointment needed, we buy every day and will pay you on the spot! Most of our stores buy and sell girls sizes 0 to 30 and guys sizes 28 to 40 waist, and we typically buy current styles that are still in the mall. 

They price their items 70% – 80% off retail price

From their price they will give you 30% – 40% cash

Example:

$50 for the item -> $15 what they would sell it for (if they used 70% off retail)  -> (if they paid you 30%) $4.50 Cash

Please note: they do accept lower end brands but you won’t receive very little money. Example: Windsor is would probably sell for less than $5 so you’ll probably not even get a $1.

 

Uptown Cheapskate – Cash Only

http://www.uptowncheapskate.com

Check out their website for their list of brands they like

Locations:

3454 W. Chandler Blvd. #18 Chandler, AZ 85226

8664 E. Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85260

8360 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381

Target Market: Trendy/Casual Looks from Teenagers to College Students

What they look for: Current and stylish!!

They use a computer based system where the employee inputs your item. Brand, type of item like top, bottom, etc….and how old it is….The system then displays what the item should be sold for.

They price their items 50% – 60% OFF of the retail price so then they will give you 25% – 30% cash

Example:

$50 for the item -> $25 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 50% off retail)  -> (if they paid you 30%) $7.50 Cash

 

Second Look – Consignment Only

http://www.asecondlook.com

10620 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Target Market: Men and Women of all ages

They have an amazing hand out that you can download from their website. It is very detailed and thoroughly explains their process.

Please see hand out link below 

Click here – A Second Look Doc

 

Name Brand Exchange – Cash Only

https://www.name-brand-exchange.com

Locations:

3454 East Southern Avenue #104, Mesa, AZ

1116 South Dobson Road #101, Mesa, AZ

Target Market: Teenagers and college student with a more casual look

They price their items one-third to one- fourth of the retail value                  

They pay 40% IN CASH OR 55% IN TRADE

Example:

$50 for the item -> $17 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 1/3rdof the retail price)  -> (if they paid you 25%) $4.25 Cash

**They do not authenticate anything**

The following was copied from their website:

We buy with no appointment necessary. We buy denim jeans, shirts, shoes, and handbags.  Our buying counter is open every day till one hour prior to closing time. All purchases over $75.00 will be paid in a company check.  Example if we retail an item of yours for $20.00 you will get $8.00 in cash back.  

WHAT ARE WE BUYING?

Name Brand Exchange is looking for current fashions, brands and styles out of the mall within the past 6 months to a year. 

We purchase gently used to new items.

 

High Society Resale – Consignment Only

http://www.highsocietyresale.com

10805 North 71st Way Scottsdale, AZ

Target Market: Women only – All kinds of women’s styles

What they sell: High end luxury brands

How they price their items: They price their items one-third of the retail value

The following was copied from their website:

Clothing should be one to two years old (or just plain spectacular!) cleaned and pressed and on hangers when you bring them to the store. The consignment period is 60 days and the split is 50/50 which is the best you can get in Scottsdale.  Using your earned money in the store gets you 60%!! 

$50 for the item -> $17 what they would sell it for (if they priced it at 1/3rdof the retail price)  -> (50% split) $8.50 Cash

 

Poor Little Rich Girl – Cash Only (They do consign under special circumstances)

http://www.poorlittlerichgirlresale.com

1582 E Bethany Home Phoenix, AZ 85014

Target Market: 25 to 50 years old women / Casual attire, no business casual

What they are looking for: On trend items up to a year and a half old or classic brands that are still stylish in today’s market

How they price their items: All items are priced based on their experience that sells in the store. It depends on what is in demand.

If they price an item under $70 then you will get 25% in cash or 50% in trade.

If they price over $70 then you will get 30% in cash or 60% in trade.

They are cash only however they will consign  depending on the label at the store’s discretion.

Follow them on IG @poorlittlerichgirlboutique to get an idea on what they are looking for and how they price their items.

The owner gave me her number and said if you’d like to text her photos of your items and she can give you an idea on pricing as well. Her number is: 602-690-8070

 

 

 

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