Before you come in to sell, please familiarize yourself with what we buy.

Before you come in to sell, please familiarize yourself with what we buy.

Things that affect what we take in and how we price are primarily:

  • Style
  • Condition
  • Brand
  • To a lesser degree, season and inventory.
Please understand we can only buy what sells well for us. It’s not personal!

You may have great clothes that simply don’t sell well in our store and if we know of another outlet that might be better for you, we’ll recommend it.

STYLE:

We look for items that are popular vintage or very current trends that have been online, in malls or boutiques within the last 12-18 months.

Women’s styles that currently sell well for us often come from stores such as Free People, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. We don’t do as well with Chico’s, Coldwater Creek and Ann Taylor. Current trends, cut and fabric are critical. We don't do well with formal dresses (prom, wedding, bridesmaid) unless it's something that can double as a cocktail dress.

Men’s is a little more flexible but we have more success with trimmer fits in both shirts and pants.

CONDITION:

Items should be freshly laundered and in like-new condition.

If you bring in large amounts of dirty, damaged or out-of-style items or things no one would reasonably want (such as used socks/underwear), we may reject your entire offer. Our buyers go through thousands of items a day - if you bring in a lot of visibly worn, dirty or inappropriate things, it is simply not worth it for us to dig through all of them. However, typical problems people miss are small holes or stains in the armpits, collars or crotch. PLEASE PICK THE BEST OF WHAT YOU HAVE.

BRAND:

We do not buy based on brand. An older, out-of-style piece from a popular manufacturer won’t sell well for us except for very specific vintage.

We take very little from Walmart, Target, Old Navy and other inexpensive retailers as we can’t price them high enough to make it worthwhile and our customers complain when they find them on the racks.

SEASON AND INVENTORY:

We do our best to take great items of all types year-round but we must also buy based on what we sell, which is affected by the season and what we have in stock. We are much more selective with out-of-season merchandise. You are welcome to contact us and ask what we are buying now.