If you’re looking to sell at Plato’s Closet, you’re probably wondering if Plato’s Closet takes men’s clothes and shoes. As a former employee of Plato’s Closet, I’ve got the answers to all of your burning questions like this one.
In this post, we will go over if Plato’s Closet takes men’s clothes and shoes, strategies for selling at Plato’s Closet, and other insider details from a former Plato’s Closet employee.
Does Plato’s Closet Buy Men’s Clothes And Shoes?
Yes! Plato’s Closet does take men’s clothes. Additionally, men's shoes and other accessories are also accepted.
In general, Plato’s Closet accepts clothing, shoes, handbags, and other items from both men and women.
Since Plato’s Closet is mostly known for accepting women’s items, men’s items are usually highly sought after and always in demand. That means you may have even more success when selling your men’s items to Plato’s Closet.
Types Of Men’s Items That Plato’s Closet Accepts
Although Plato’s Closet accepts men’s clothes and shoes, there are guidelines that you want to be aware of before bringing in your items to sell. First, Plato’s Closet states they accept items that are geared towards teens and twenty-somethings.
Second, the items must be acceptable brands, in style, and in good condition. So now let's get into the types of men's items that Plato's Closet accepts.
Men’s Items Plato’s Closet Accepts
- Short sleeve shirts
- Polo shirts
- Long sleeve shirts
- Casual khakis
- Athletic shorts
- Athletic shoes
- Casual boots
Men’s Items Plato’s Closet Does NOT Accept
- Formal button up shirts
- Plain undershirts
- Dress pants
- Dress shoes
- Workwear boots
How To Get Plato’s Closet To Buy Your Men’s Items
The next section of our burning question, does Plato’s Closet take men’s clothes, involves understanding the buying process.
Before Bringing In Items
Prior to bringing your items to Plato’s Closet, there are a few steps that you want to take. First, ensure the items are clean and in good condition.
Plato’s Closet only accepts men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories that are in good, excellent, like-new, or new condition without any flaws.
It is important to know that Plato’s Closet does not wash the items that are brought in, so it is up to the customer to do this. If there are any holes or stains, you want to repair those if possible.
If you cannot repair the holes or get rid of the stains, this is not an appropriate item to bring into Plato’s Closet. Consider placing it in the donate or fabric recycling pile instead.
Bring Your Men’s Items To The Store
Once you have your clean items that are in good condition, it’s time to bring them into the store. You will have to fill out a piece of paper with your personal information.
The employees will sort through your items and decide whether to accept or pass. Once they’re finished, they will call your name and let you know how many items they accept and the price they will pay you.
How Much Will Plato’s Closet Pay For Men’s Clothes?
As a buy-sell-trade store, Plato’s Closet pays cash on the spot for items that customers bring in. Due to this business structure, Plato’s Closet has to have a way to make money just like its customers do.
So with that, Plato’s Closet has set up a pricing structure where selling customers get about 30% of Plato’s Closet’s listed sale price. For example, if Plato’s Closet is selling an item for $15, the seller gets around $4.50 per item.
The price per item varies widely depending on the type of the item, the condition of the item, the brand, and the style. Because of that, it is hard to say precisely how much you will make from selling your men’s clothes at Plato’s Closet.
Generally, shirts at Plato’s Closet are priced around $5-$12, giving the customer around $1.50-$4. Sweatpants and jeans are priced around $10-$30, meaning the customer makes around $3-$9.
Hoodies, coats, and jackets are also usually priced around $10-$30. The amount you’ll make from selling men’s shoes is highly dependent on the brand and type of shoe but can be priced anywhere from $8-$100. That means you can make anywhere from $2-$30.
Customers typically make more when selling athleticwear. Plato's Closet pays closer to 40% of its target sales price to customers for many activewear items.
For a more in-depth answer regarding how much you will make from selling at Plato's Closet, read our posts on how much Plato’s Closet pays for clothes and shoes specifically.
So now that we’ve answered the question, does Plato’s Closet take men’s clothes, you’re ready to sell your men’s items at Plato’s Closet!
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