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Plato’s Closet: Save 70% off Retail Prices!

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Wouldn’t you love to find trendy, designer styles for up to 70% off mall retail prices?! Plato’s Closet offers a large selection of gently used clothing and accessories from top-name brands. This means you can snag some very hip ;) clothing at a HUGE discount. Most Plato’s Closet stores buy and sell girls sizes 0/1 to 15/16 and guys size 28 to 40 waist (you will want to check with your local store as sizes may vary). You can check out the top brands and most wanted items at Plato’s Closet by clicking here. Here’s how it works…

Click here to find a Plato’s Closet location near you. Be sure to sign up for your local store’s email list as they often email coupons. Mary over at Hooked On Bargains recently received a coupon good for $5 off any purchase excluding clearance items. She was able to find a cute necklace priced at $5, so FREE after the coupon!

Are you a Plato’s Closet shopper? Let us know what kind of deals and coupons you have been able to find at Plato’s Closet.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Everytime I take clothes in there to turn in, they never give me enough for my clothes….$2 for a 30 dollar shirt….I think not…

  • cnd1979 says:

    I don’t usually go to Plato’s closet, but I am a huge fan of “Once upon a child” which is the same thing but with baby/kids stuff. I don’t sell to them though…I’d rather give my stuff to someone who needs it than get 15 cents a shirt =)

  • Ashley says:

    I used to shop at Plato’s Closet all the time while I was in college.

  • Kaity says:

    Plato’s closet is good for items like Jeans and Sweatshirts but for shirts they give you like $2. I sold all of my Abercrombie clothes at my garage sale and got $3-$4 per shirt. If your jeans aren’t too old they may give you like $7 though which isn’t bad because it’s hard to sell jeans at a garage sale (don’t know if they’ll fit/wrong size for the people who come). The salespeople are usually very rude and stuck up- they have the attitude that what ever items you brought will not be good enough for their store… It’s not a deal breaker but don’t say I didn’t warn you :)

  • Karen Becker says:

    I have gone there in Ohio when on vac. Here in Staten Island, NY we have a store called Unique. It also sells gentle used or new clothese and items. The store is neat and all items are organized and hung up according to style and size. I have gotten several Justice items for my daughter there at a fraction of the price. I think they also have a few stores around.

  • Kristen says:

    I LOVE Plato’s Closet. My favorite one is in the richer part of town, so the clothes are nicer! Ha! So I’ve been able to score Seven for All-Mankind, Silver and Express jeans for about $18-$20 a piece.
    And it’s just nice when I don’t like a shirt after a season or two, I don’t feel as bad about not wearing it anymore because I got it from Plato’s and didn’t spend that much in the first place.

  • MommySpendsLess says:

    I’m pretty sure Plato’s Closet, Once Upon a Child and Play It Again Sports are all related. I also believe that they’re franchises.

    I used to LOVE Plato’s Closet when I was in college (and I really wish they had been around when I was high school) but now, at 27, I feel a little silly shopping there because most of the customers are in the 13-24 age range (and the cashiers are usually 16-18). They don’t have shopping carts and I couldn’t imagine trying to maneuver a stroller around the store.

    That being said, they do have great deals. They carry primarily name brand mall clothes (Abercrombie, Hollister, Gap, Old Navy, American Eagle, Forever 21) in current styles and everything in great condition and sorted by size so it’s much, much easier than scouring thrift stores. The last time I was there, jeans were selling for $8-$12 while shirts went for $3-$8, depending mostly on brand.

    I’ve sold items to both Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child and I have to agree with previous commenters that it’s not worth the hassle. They are selective (which I appreciate as a buyer) and they pay very little (which is how they keep their prices low).

    • Katie says:

      Yep! Plato’s Closet, Once Upon a Child, Play It Again Sports, and Music Go Round are all owned by the same corporation. I think Clothes Mentor might be owned by them too, but I’m not sure.

      For everyone that’s saying they feel too “old” to shop at Plato’s Closet, they should check out Clothes Mentor! It’s more sophisticated, and it has clothes for WOMEN, not teens and kids!

  • Amie says:

    I am in my 30’s and agree about the shopping experience. I do feel as though I was “too old” to shop there. However I have gotten several pairs of jeans from there for between $8 – $15. I don’t take my things there though just shop. Nice way to get some jeans.

    I usually go on my lunch break from work with some younger co-workers. Definitely not kid friendly IMO.

  • ronda says:

    I agree Amie. I am 30 and love shopping at Plato’s closet. I have even found Ann Taylor items. I received the $5 off coupon too which I definitely plan on using! I have sold clothes there before too. I bring them in and whatever they do not take goes to Goodwill. It’s a win-win for me! :)

  • Jaclyn says:

    I agree about them paying very little for the clothing. At $2 for a $40 top – I’d rather donate the clothing and get a tax deduction. Just what works for me :)

  • Melanie says:

    I’m not impressed with Plato’s Closet. Seems like they never give you much of anything for your gently worn name brand clothes and yet they charge almost as much as a reg. retail store for clothes. $30.00 for used jeans, I think not!!

  • Joy says:

    CNY (Syracuse) is getting a Plato’s soon. I think it opens in a couple of weeks near Shoppingtown.

  • pam says:

    i was not impressed when i went. prices where to high for me. i think i have gotten so use to goodwill prices. under $5 for a shirt and under $10 for jeans/pants. plato’s closet does not compare expecially when it is the same item

  • Renee says:

    My biggest complaint about them is they will be super picky when I have tried to sell clothes there-telling me the clothes were “too old” but I’ve seen clothes there with stains and rips! My eldest works at American Eagle and she took a shirt there that she bought 2 months ago and they told her they couldn’t buy it because it was “several seasons ago” haha. My middle daughter says it just depends on who is working when you go and she just keeps the clothes they didn’t buy and trys again until they do! I shop at Once Upon for their little sister but usually only get bottoms- the shirts I find to be very pilly and worn….

  • Anonymous says:

    i only go to platos closet for the handbags. i get alot of coach and juicy for much less then i would at macys. however when they buy stuff they are very cheap at giving you money

  • Amy says:

    A few months ago, I brought my tween daughter to Plato’s Closet (when she started liking more brand name clothes, like Aeropostale) so we could check it out. I actually thought at the location we were at, a lot of the clothes looked junky and were overpriced. She was looking for tops/t-shirts and they were priced around $6-8 each.

    As far as the Aeropostale brand- that she likes- we can actually get brand new shirts for $1-2 more than at Plato’s, if we watch for sales and use coupons at Aeropostale.

  • Danica says:

    I just went there the other day to get some clothes for my new job and I had 35 bucks to spend. I got 3 shirts (Gap and Forever21), One skirt (American Eagle), one dress(Express), a cute necklace and bracelet for $34 bucks! I LOVE Plato’s closet! It makes finding affordable, cute clothes for a poor college grad so much easier! I do agree that they don’t give enough for clothes and there have been times that they didn’t take anything that I brought in, which can be frustrating, but I still love thier low prices and great selection!

  • brownie16 says:

    I get my 14 year old son shirts and jeans from Platos. I’ve only sold a couple of times, and was happy with the experience…Yes, it’s about the same or a little more than what I can get at a garage sale, but I don’t have to have the garage sale!!!

  • sarah says:

    I used to love the place…..not anymore. If you are a bargain hunter, sometimes you can find much better deals,and nicer looking (not pilly or worn) clothes on the clearance rack than at that place. Maybe it’s just the one I’ve been to that put a bad taste in my mouth but I don’t think it’s worth it to go there. Just my opinion.

  • Brittany says:

    I like Plato’s Closet, Goodwill, and other stores like that. Plato’s closet can be very picky but I have had luck selling to them a couple of times. The most I’ve ever gotten was 30 something just for Old Navy clothing used. I do agree that before they moved, the one in Ohio, they had snotty stuck up bitches there and some of their stuff can be priced a little too high. Also, they have stains, holes, and too worn clothing there as well. You just have to look for great items.

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