Thursday, July 7, 2016

A new to us, resale store: Platos closet

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DS #2 started his Summer job this past week. He also recently had his anual physical. Good news is that he put on about 14 lbs since last summer. Bad news is his size 28 waist pants were no longer cutting it. He's been wearing the one pair of 29 " that are snug, and also need replacing.

First stop: Platos closet where I sold  6-7 pairs of pants, netting him $18.50. Once home, I went on line and checked for any sales, ending up ordering 2 pairs of jeans (buy 1 get one 50% off) and 2 pairs of khakis (one navy, one beige) at a buy 1 on sale, get second for a penny. Free shipping to the home, too. DS is now responsible for his own clothing needs.

8 comments:

Marcia in rural WNY said...

My grand-daughter, the spendthrift fashionista, is well acquainted with that store--we used it a lot during her high school and college years. Now she has discovered Craigslist and yard sales. (Having yard sales, but going to estate sales.) She has changed most of her furniture since moving at the beginning of May.

Plato's has a companion store for women, called The Clothes Mentor. They have some decent clothing for reasonable (but not Salvation Army reasonable) prices. I recently bought a like new pair of white Land's End bermuda shorts for myself for $8. I call that reasonable. It is the first one in our area that I am aware of, and is next to a Plato's Closet. (I buy Land's End items new if necessary--but wait for sales most of the time.)

Thought you might want to keep your eyes open for one of these.

meme said...

It is great that you can show your son how to sell, combine sales, free shipping, etc to build a good wardrobe of clothes for himself now that he is working, an adult and buying his own things. I am sure he has been watching you save money in your own home for years - these skills will serve him well in the years to come.

CTMOM said...

Marcia, I have never heard of the Clothes Mentor. I checked their website, while there is one store in CT, it is located far away. Supposedly, 50 more stores are soon opening across the country. Thanks for the tip!

CTMOM said...

Meme, given his former, hard to find size, I knew that they could be sold for something, vs simply donating them. I discussed selling them via a Facebook tag sale site and DD mentioned the buyers who bail w/o any communication, those who do communicate but only to bail at the last minute, those who show up but then haggle the price down. Yes, it can be tedious. She suggested Plato's closet as the anticipated less cash would be immediate. Point was taken. These are DS with special needs clothes and his bonus earnings from selling off what he can no longer use. He hates to shop and is far from the fashionista that his twin is. Polar opposites. Luckily, I found pants which hopefully, he will like. Just basic Levis and khakis-that's his style.

Jodi Mitchell said...

I've been to the CT Clothes Mentor and it is quite nice. It's much more organized and less cluttered than a Plato's Closet. The prices are higher , but the quality is top notch. Incidentally, there is a Plato's in that same plaza. If you ever make it to the Manchester area for shopping, it is worth it to stop by.

Belinda said...

Those buyers from the Facebook yard sale groups are tedious. I had one last week that wanted to buy a walker my Dad left here. It was a struggle to get it into the car and then I got it out of the car before she arrived at her designated location, which was her dr.'s office where she had an appt at our meeting time. Then she made the comment that she had to see if it would work for her. My first thought was if she didn't buy this I was going to donate it to the dr. office. LOL

Marcia in rural WNY said...

It's the first Clothes Mentor store I've seen here, and I had been meaning to stop in for a while. They just built a new block of apartments or condos and those two stores and another went up in front of it. I had to check them out!

JoAnn said...

We recently checked out Plato's Closet now that both kids are officially out of the kids department. Found the exact same Converse sneakers my daughter was just getting ready to pay $50 for, in her size for $12!!!! They also buy name brand lotion/perfumes, VS, Bath and Body Works. Good way to get rid of undesired gifts.