Some of you may remember my mentioning Plato's Closet last week. They were having a grab bag sale on Saturday. I moseyed in 4 hours after the sale started (not really expecting to get a lot out of it.... more to conduct some research for the blog). The clearance racks that had items that could be grab bagged had been completely ravaged, and the place was chock full of people. Even so, I managed to find a pair of snake skin flats (I might be a little obsessed with animal print flats) for $9 (and they weren't even used!) and a chunky necklace for $3. Even with the chaos of the sale, it was clear that the place is stocked with good stuff at even better prices. I was especially impressed with their accessory selection and pricing.
There are so many great things about consignment stores. My favorite is that they have 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 retail prices. Another thing is they help you solve two problems: is your closet empty...or too full? If it's empty, buy clothes for cheap; if it's full, sell what you have for cash. I must admit, I am not a prime candidate for selling my clothes to consignment because I keep things until there is no possible way I (or anyone else for that matter) would ever want to wear them again. But, if you have things that are still in fashion, but just don't make the daily cut, take them in!
No appointment necessary - they buy clothes and accessories every day and will pay you cash on the spot for the items they can sell. Call about their buying standards.
They have 4 Utah locations:
To find a location anywhere else, go here.
This store is not on my way to anything, but I will start making trips specifically to go here. They also seem to have substantial sales pretty often, and I will do my best to keep you all posted on those!
Did anyone else make it to the sale? If you have a tip or comment on consignment shopping, leave a comment!
Thanks for reading, and as always,
posted on Monday, February 09, 2009