Anastasia Talarantas / Reporter
Do you ever wonder how much money you can get from all the clothes you don’t wear? Whenever you clean out your closet and you have a pile of clothes you’re just staring at, there’s a place for them. Places such as Threads, Plato’s Closet, Closet Moderno and Clothes Mentor all have one thing in common: They’re all looking for trendy, in-style, designer clothing, and in good condition.
”We give 50 percent of the profit back to the original owner,” said Janie Mendoza, store manager of Closet Moderno. “We are also the highest paying secondhand clothing store in Corpus Christi.”
Closet Moderno accepts women’s and men’s clothing. The store sells items ranging from dresses to trendy jeans and tops with a focus on great prices. Each retailer gives a different percentage of profit to the customer.
“We sell 50 to 70 percent off the original price, and give 30 to 40 percent of what we sell it for,” said Bethany Haecke, store manager at Plato’s Closet. Customers have noticed the store’s pricing.
“I shop here because Plato’s has cute stuff at an affordable price. My mom told me about Plato’s and ever since I have been a loyal customer,” said Nicole Martinez, a Plato’s customer. Threads is another clothing store that accepts lightly used clothes.
“We look for casual business, cool brand T’s and modern vintage clothing,” said Jennifer Reid, the store manager at Threads. “We give 35 to 45 percent of the profit back to the original owner.”
When you give your clothes to clothing stores like these, you’re actually giving back to the community as well as getting some of your money back. When you give clothes to stores like these, you’re giving a chance for someone less fortunate to be able to afford nice and trendy clothes, without having to pay double the price. Why keep unwanted clothes when you can sell them for an affordable price and give someone else the chance to be able to afford them?
Go visit Threads, Closet Moderno, Clothes Mentor or Plato’s Closet today and get rid of you unwanted cloths, and pass them down for someone else to enjoy.