No one ever really looks forward to spring cleaning. Not only is it the time to switch over from all the drab and dreary colors in your apartment but in your closet. While most new yorkers continue to wear black 24/7 it doesn't hurt to try soft neutral colors. From forrest green to more of a pastel green, from browns to nudes, even the slightest adjustments can make all the difference. But once you've done that, now what? You have slowly graduated out of fall and winter clothes, but need to get rid of some of the items that never saw the light of day. Where do you take the clothes you no longer have any use for? Here are my top 3 places to take all of your unwanted items.
There are people that are always less fortunate than you are. I am not saying you need to give them the top designer items you have in your closet, but there are people always in need. One example I can think of "It's from the Sole". A charity a good friend of mine actually started, giving sneakers to the less fortunate. So regardless to say, what you give out, usually comes back to you 10 fold. Salvation Army, Goodwill, and It's from the Sole are all great places to start.
While giving your clothing away to the less fortune is always a plus for me, one of the better places to sell more of my high end/coveted pieces would be online. You can always go for the more popular Ebay. Which already has such a wide audience and you can sell your own leg if you wanted to for money. The other place that I've recently discovered because of a good friend of mine is Tradesy. With this link you can get $20 off of your first purchase over $50! But let me get to the best part about Tradesy. When selling through Tradesy they only take 9% and you get your money within a matter of days. While you have ebay that have has you wait a few weeks for your money, Tradesy understand the real hustle of selling your pieces is to have your money quick and easy.
Consignment is always an easy way to go, especially if you don't have the patience for someone to purchase your items online. There are quite a few places in the city that you can check out, from Beacon's Closet to Buffalo Exchange. Or if you are looking for a place that will have a bit more of the high end fashion pieces, you can go to Tokio 7, INA and sometimes 2nd Time Around. Here's what to expect when you check out these places, with Buffalo Exchange and Beacon's Closet, they will have someone tell you what they will sell your item for and you get a percentage of that. Hence why these places are probably the best for your semi worn clothing that still have a decent amount of value on the market. However when it comes to more of the high end consignments, it can be very different. With some stores you are able to bargain with them for the selling value so you can get a higher percentage, whereas some have a contract on the items, the sooner it sales, the bigger percentage you get on the said item. So you have to pick and choose which would be best for you.
After selling your items for some time, you will get the hang of which route will be best for any given item.