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Spring Cleaning!

Friday, March 26, 2010

I decided to do a little spring cleaning the other night and go through my closet to prepare for warmer weather. As I dug out old dresses and cardigans, I discovered that my taste had changed on a few items and I was ready for some new threads…but being a budgetlicious lady I wanted to trade in my clothes for some in store credit to save money!! Yes, you can sell your clothes and go shopping at the same time or even get cash back, thank you resale stores!! You can snag a few super deals like I did on a $28 Vintage Gucci Belt or a DVF dress for $40, and the great thing is nobody knows that you saved on these pricy stylish items!  Check out resale stores in your area like Second Time Around and Buffalo Exchange! What designer resale stores have you found in your area?
{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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Surflane wrote:
1) 3/26/2010 9:22:51 AM
I found so pretty nice stuff on the sunday markeds around Melrose Place L.A which I lived last year. Go there on a sunday! I also use Ebay, offcourse, but I never know whats fake or not there. I live your look Achelle, its so natural! I wish I could learn to put on makeup as good as you. The best makeup is the one who is not really easy to se..
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Surflane wrote:
2) 3/26/2010 9:22:52 AM
I found so pretty nice stuff on the sunday markeds around Melrose Place L.A which I lived last year. Go there on a sunday! I also use Ebay, offcourse, but I never know whats fake or not there. I live your look Achelle, its so natural! I wish I could learn to put on makeup as good as you. The best makeup is the one who is not really easy to se..
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hotlawmama wrote:
3) 3/26/2010 11:36:16 AM
OMG! I need to find one of these resale stores to sell my bags of clothes which are still so nice and new. Sizes have changed for the better ;-) I'm not sure if we have a Second Time Around and Buffalo Exchange in my city, but I definitely have to check it out now! This is a great idea. Thanks Achelle!
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beauty1 wrote:
4) 3/26/2010 11:52:37 AM
that is a very Good idea Thanks!
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ngiaher wrote:
5) 3/26/2010 12:11:27 PM
WOW! That's awesome.I need to find one of those store round where i live.That'll be great!
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Carmelohoney wrote:
6) 3/26/2010 1:43:59 PM
Hi all I currently live in GA and moved from FL. A resell store you might wanna look for is Plato's Closet. You take your gently used name brand clothes resell them or shop. That always gets me... I ALWAYS find something that I dont need but want cuz it is a really good price. Happy shopping... And thanks for the tip on the leggins I will definitely be rocking them because its still a little chilly here in Atlanta.. :)
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annabelle wrote:
7) 3/26/2010 2:40:57 PM
We have Plato's Closet for the "younger" style things, more geared for teenagers, in juniors sizes. Then right beside it is Clothes Mentor which has women's sizes. I love it. I've sold tons of stuff there and bought even more. They've even got a punch card, each time you spend $10 you get a punch and after 20 punches you get 20% off your whole next purchase. Its great!
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RayRay989 wrote:
8) 3/26/2010 3:56:54 PM
Hah I love how you say "budgetlicious" that's how I am! That's why I love e.l.f and e.l.f has very great quality products! I can'y believe you got a Gucci Belt for $28! Woah!
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Adela wrote:
9) 3/27/2010 1:45:02 AM
I know! This is so amazing. You can really find some awesome deals for gently uses and even sometimes brand new clothes. Also, the upside is getting credit for your trade in's. My area has many stores like this, two in particular come to mind and those are Cleo's Closet and Plato's Closet. Both stores with the same concept!
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April May wrote:
10) 3/27/2010 5:48:33 AM
What's great about these kinds of stores is they usually give you more in-store credit than cash. Makes it easier to buy more clothes!
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echome wrote:
11) 3/27/2010 11:35:37 AM
I've got boxes of clothes I keep meaning to sell but can never get myself around to doing so. That would be the perfect thing for me to do :) I searched for resale/consignment stores in my area and was surprised about how many there are! Now I need to do some homework to see which I'd be most excited about shoping at.
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loverofgloss wrote:
12) 3/27/2010 2:13:38 PM
In downtown Toronto, Canada there are many vintage clothing stores. A great area to find these stores are in Kensington Market; Queen West of Spadina Avenue and north to Dundas Street West. This is a very eclectic community with an abundance of fruits and vegetables at amazing prices especially during the summer months and clothing/accessories/music, and used bookstores everywhere.
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robinupton wrote:
13) 3/27/2010 7:30:52 PM
i couldnt agree more, i do that every season change, and i love buffalo exchange, there is one in my area and im constantly going back for more! people do this because of trends, when a trend is out the item is out! or at least thats how it goes with me haha
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Kat M wrote:
14) 3/27/2010 7:32:54 PM
I've been to Buffalo Exchange - they have some really good deals on what would otherwise be expensive clothing. I'd love to go there again to save some money or exchange some clothes for credit and/or cash.
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timioskate wrote:
15) 3/28/2010 12:57:51 AM
we have the plato's closet in the area, but there are also a few shops in the local malls that will buy/resell stuff for you.
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Tessssa wrote:
16) 3/28/2010 4:32:57 PM
I Love buffalo exchange. especially to get a little cash on the side. i've had sold a good amount of clothes that haven't been worn often. but the downfall is that the go by season, but every store is different.
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pikab wrote:
17) 3/28/2010 6:31:23 PM
I wish we had stores like this around schaumburg IL but I can't really seem to find any, it would be such a great way to find cloths for cheap!!! But I wish we had stores like this it would be awesome!!!
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candy_lover wrote:
18) 3/29/2010 9:51:40 AM
I don't know about resale stores, but what I've found is thrift stores in the NY area. I think it was called Chealsea's.
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Sugarbear wrote:
19) 3/29/2010 1:35:50 PM
Our local resales stores only cater to junior sizes so they're no good for plus sized ladies like me. I have had good lucky selling things on consignment at a boutique though and I've bought a few cute things there. My favorite thrifty tip is to shop at the Goodwill. I found designer leather boots for about seven bucks!
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Arshy wrote:
20) 3/29/2010 2:31:42 PM
I wish we had those stores in Canada.
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shannnon wrote:
21) 3/29/2010 6:17:14 PM
these stores are awsome! we have them in kansas an missouri an i have made alot of money taking my clothes there and also saved alot buying them there!!
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Rylie wrote:
22) 3/29/2010 7:58:47 PM
Wow, i need to find one of these! hopefully there is one around in Oregon, although i doubt it. I can't believe you found a Gucci belt for 28 dollars!
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cheyenne1996 wrote:
23) 3/29/2010 8:30:35 PM
I have a store that just has random really cute clothes its called pins :)
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KoreanJuliette wrote:
24) 3/29/2010 9:46:32 PM
Savers! I go there around once or twice every month to find some nice steals. Online, I guess Ebay would be a good one; although you never know if it's a copy or an original; so I don't buy from there. But Savers is a great store, I always buy at least a thing everytime I go there!
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amandapoet wrote:
25) 3/29/2010 10:46:55 PM
There are several resale stores popping up in our area of central PA. One is called Plato's Closet and its very popular with the college kids--they can get cash for thier clothes or cheap brand names---I'd like to go to New York and check out one that has more designers.
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chocolatelover wrote:
26) 12/25/2010 2:29:13 AM
I lived in Westood where there is a Buffalo Exchange and have gone to the Buffalo Exchange in Fullerton as well. Having frequented Buffalo Exchange, I have learned that during Winter it's best to bring in your winter clothing and during summer you want to bring in your summer clothing. It works like a business so they want to have clothes that they could actually sell for thrift store shoppers. I also found that they tend to take in higher end brands, clothes in good condition, they don't like basic tanks, and they love taking shoes (boots, heels, etc.) of good condition! It's also a great place to go buy a Halloween costume!
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grrlogin wrote:
27) 2/1/2011 1:26:29 AM
In Delaware we have a great resale store called Plato's Closet. You can take your clothes in-must be in good condition and in fashion at the time. They will give you cash or store credit. You get a higher amount back if you take the store credit. One of my favorites
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