Turn Your Old Clothes Into New Cash At These Stores

A woman looking through clothes on hangers in a shop
Cam Morin

Ever bought a top you didn’t end up liking but couldn’t return? Or a pair of pants that you never ended up wearing? There’s a good chance that there are at least a few things in your closet you no longer wear. Instead of leaving them there to collect dust, you can turn them into cash.

There are a number of stores that will buy your used clothes and resell them to people who might put them to use. There’s no better way to get started with spring cleaning than emptying your closet and filling your piggy bank.

How To Resell Clothes

Not everything you want to sell is a hidden treasure, but there are ways to maximize the cash you’ll get back.

Be sure to clean and fold anything you’re taking to market, even if you haven’t worn it in a while. Give it a look for holes, stains, or any other damage that might turn off a potential buyer.

While it may be convenient to throw everything into a garbage bag, you should bring your clothes to the store in a hamper or box to keep them folded and add some presentation value.

If you follow these tips whenever you try to resell clothes, you’re sure to get a nice payday.

Where To Resell

1. Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange not only has one of the easiest resale programs, but it also has a great selection of reasonably priced clothes if you want to restock your closet after selling.

The store has locations in 19 states and Washington D.C. where you can go in, trade your clothes, and get paid immediately. Buffalo Exchange accepts just about all types of clothes, and you can even mail in clothes if you don’t live near a store.

2. LetGo

To sell your clothes without the hassle of lugging everything to the nearest store, download LetGo. To list an item, just snap a photo of it and upload it to LetGo and within seconds you could have a buyer.

LetGo isn’t just for clothes either. You can buy or sell virtually anything on the app. Think of it like Craigslist, but way less sketchy.

3. Uptown Cheapskate

To sell more stylish wares, Uptown Cheapskate is the place to go. While they won’t turn down clothes based on brand alone, they prefer to buy clothes from stores like Lululemon, Madewell, and Urban Outfitters.

Uptown has locations in 21 states where you can trade in your clothes for store credit.

4. Clothes Mentor

If you’re looking to sell women’s clothing, look no further than Clothes Mentor. You can sell any women’s clothes sizes 0-26 for cash on the spot at a Clothes Mentor location.

For a full list of brands they buy, check their list online. 

5. Once Upon A Child

For parents, kids’ clothing is a huge expense. Just when they’ve grown into something, they’ve grown out of it! Once Upon A Child allows you to sell clothes your kids grew out of, and buy new ones at a discount!

There are store locations in nearly every state, meaning you’ll never be too far from your dropoff point.

See Also: Save Hundreds on Clothes Costs by Shopping Out of Season