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Continued: Get rid of clothes the right way: Consign

  • Article by: SALLY MCGRAW , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 23, 2013 - 4:16 PM

This chain, with several Twin Cities locations, offers office wear, casual wear and basics. Most are mall brands, with a few high-end pieces mixed in. Classic items and recent trends are accepted for consignment.

Buffalo Exchange (, 612-871-9115)

The Uptown shop caters to a young, hipster-heavy clientele and takes vintage items. It’s also a good place to sell (and buy) cult favorites, such as Fluevog shoes and Anthropologie clothes.

June Resale (, 612-354-3970)

Prices are higher at this small shop, but so is the quality. Expect to see brands such as Chanel, Prada, Kate Spade, Balenciaga and Burberry. This is the place to bring your designer duds.

Plato’s Closet (

With its focus on hot trends and popular brands, this chain caters to teens. It’s likely to accept clothing from mass-market stores such as H&M, Forever 21 and Target, as long as they’re on-trend and in good shape.

Nu Look (, 612-925-0806)

This multi-floor consignment gem stocks mall brands, but also has a respectable designer section. Expect a mix of work wear and casual wear, with a few unusual pieces thrown in. Just about anything goes in terms of selling, so long as it’s quality and in good shape.

Clothes Mentor (

Another consignment franchise, Clothes Mentor uses an automated computer system to generate prices and pay out cash for garments and accessories. Business and casual items are accepted. The shops generally sell maternity and plus-sized garments, too.

Rodeo Drive (

This high-end shop focuses on designer clothes, shoes and accessories. Think Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Manolo Blahnik. If the “Sex and the City” gals wouldn’t wear it, don’t try to sell it here.

Fashion Avenue (

A mix of high-end and mid-market brands fills these two consignment shops, although the emphasis is on designer names. Better mall brands (Banana Republic, J.Crew, Eileen Fisher) will likely make the cut. Lower-end ones (Old Navy, American Eagle) probably won’t.

My Sister’s Closet (mysisters

Yet another place to take your vintage garments. Although this local chain accepts most clothing that’s in good shape, they adore vintage items, especially designer vintage.

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