If you’re wanting to sell clothes at Plato’s Closet, it's important to know the types of items that are accepted. Plato’s Closet is a buy-sell-trade store that receives all of its inventory from its customers.
As a former Plato’s Closet employee that worked on buying inventory from customers, I know all of the ins and outs when it comes to the selling process.
In this post, we’ll answer “What does Plato’s Closet take?” including the types of items, brands, and so much more.
What Does Plato's Closet Accept?
As a general rule of thumb, Plato's Closet accepts teen and adult items from both men and women. Baby and children's clothing items are not accepted.
Basically, Plato's Closet accepts adult clothing items and accessories. In subsequent sections, we will go over specifics within each of these categories.
Clothing Items Plato’s Closet Accepts
- Pants (athletic and casual)
- Long sleeves
- Short sleeves
- Tank tops
- Sports bras
- Regular bras
- Bathing suits / swimsuits (new or in excellent condition)
- Pajamas (some stores)
Accessories Plato’s Closet Accepts
- Jewelry (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings)
- Hats (baseball hats, sun hats, etc)
- Sunglasses (some stores)
- Phone cases (some stores)
- Winter accessories
- Hair tools
- Beauty products (unopened, not expired)
Shoes Plato’s Closet Accepts
- Athletic shoes
- Casual boots
- Casual tennis shoes
- Flip flops
What Brands Does Plato’s Closet Take?
Below you will see a list of popular brands that Plato’s Closet takes. However, just because you have these brands does not mean Plato’s Closet will accept them.
On the other hand, Plato’s Closet does not only accept name brands. All items, regardless of brand, have to be deemed in good condition and in style.
On the other hand, this is not an exclusive list of the only brands that Plato’s Closet accepts. Plato’s Closet accepts hundreds to thousands of brands, along with no-name brand items depending on style and condition.
- Under Armour
- Free People
- Victoria’s Secret
- Urban Outfitters
- Brandy Melville
- Michael Kors
Items Plato’s Closet does NOT accept
Next, we will go through items that Plato’s Closet does not accept, including any exceptions to the allowed lists we just outlined.
Items Without The Size Tag
Plato’s Closet does not accept items that do not have a size tag. This includes both clothing and shoes.
This is because neither the Plato’s Closet worker nor the customer will know the size of the item. Items without a size tag tend to not sell well for the store, thus Plato’s Closet plays it safe and does not accept those items.
Sport Specific Clothing And Shoes
Although Plato’s Closet accepts athletic shoes, sport-specific shoes are not accepted. This means they will not take soccer or football cleats, track spikes, golf shoes, ballet slippers, or any other type of sportswear shoe.
In addition, Plato’s Closet typically does not accept jerseys. At times, they may make an exception if it is a local sports team.
Plato’s Closet does not accept clothing or shoes that have to do with a specific line of work. For example, Plato’s Closet does not accept scrubs or Dansko shoes from my fellow healthcare workers.
This buy-sell-trade store also does not accept workwear boots or steel-toed boots.
In summary, Plato’s Closet does not take work clothes.
Although Plato’s Closet accepts many different types of clothing, plain items are generally not accepted. This means your plain dress or top will likely not be accepted. Plato’s Closet prefers items that have patterns, colors, or other prints on the item.
On the other hand, Plato’s Closet generally does not accept formal items. This means that you cannot sell your homecoming dress, prom dress, or wedding dress at Plato’s Closet.
Although women’s heels, wedges, and other more formal shoes are accepted, men’s dress shoes are not. Additionally, men’s formal clothing items like blazers, button-up shirts, and dress pants are not accepted.
It should go without saying, but Plato’s Closet does not buy used undergarments from its customers. Depending on the store, undergarments (like bras, underwear, and socks) may not be accepted at all.
Most locations accept bras and underwear if they still have the tags attached. There is one exception, as sports bras without a tag are typically accepted by Plato’s Closet.
And with that, we’ve answered the question “What does Plato’s Closet take?” We’ve discussed the types of items Plato’s Closet accepts, the ones they don’t accept, plus popular brands you should consider bringing to Plato’s Closet.
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