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Where to Resell Your Clothes and Accessories in New York City

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In the spirit of spring cleaning, the time has come to focus on your wardrobe. Unless you've been blessed with the ever-elusive walk-in in your tiny New York City apartment, we're pretty sure that your closet indeed runneth over.

One easy way to clear some space (and make room for the pieces you hope to score from upcoming sample sales)? Donate your unwanted items to a consignment shop, and make a little money to put toward those new purchases in the process. Below, we've mapped out 18 spots in New York City were you can do just that.

To be clear, this list of consignment shops isn't for items that you would unload in a hurry, like your rumpled fast-fashion sweater and hole-y tee shirts — save those for your apartment building's Housing Works donation bin. Instead, gather up your nicer pieces (after realizing that they no longer spark joy and thanking them for their service) for consignment at these places. And leave a little time to browse a store's inventory when going in to sell — just don't blame us if you spend more than you make.

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Trunk Show Designer Consignment

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This Harlem consignment shop accepts clean, seasonal merchandise in tip-top condition Tuesdays through Saturdays by appointment only. Be prepared to split the price with the store 50/50.

BIS Designer Resale

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Upper East Side gem BIS specializes in European and American designer labels and accessories. It is considered "white glove consignment" because it only stocks designers in pristine or excellent condition. You can get an estimate of how much your items will go for by sending an email describing the pieces — include the designer label, what it looks like, and how much you paid for it.
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Michael's

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This long-running business will only accept consigned merchandise with a designer label, and not a second- or third-tier brand — so for example, they take Donna Karan but not DKNY, Chloé but not SEE by Chloé, etc. Items must be in pristine condition, and no more than two years old (with the exception of Chanel, Hermes, and Pucci). You'll receive 50% of the selling price, which will be reduced approximately 20% every 30 days.
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Designer Revival

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Designer Revival got a new and exciting look in 2015 when management changed hands, but the goods inside remain the same. This shop carries high-end designer apparel and accessories at accessible price points. To donate, drop off your items (see the list of designers the store carries here), and wait for the money to roll in. Consignors receive up to 70% of an item's selling price.

Gentlemen's Resale

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This men’s resale shop looks to consign clean, on-trend items that are in perfect condition. You have to make an appointment to have you stuff looked at, after which you’ll be sent a computer printout with a list of the items the store chose and what prices they'll sell them at — you get 50% of the resale value, payable on the 15th of the month following the sale.
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Encore Consignment

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Touting itself as this country’s first consignment shop (Jackie O was a customer!), Encore Resale has solidified its reputation for offering shoppers the best of the best for more than 60 years, featuring designers like Chanel, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Christian Louboutin. As far as what the shop will accept from consignors, all items must be seasonally-appropriate, not more than a few years old, and on its specified list of labels that they'll accept.
Often referred to as the Bergdorf Goodman of consignment shops, Collette on the Upper East Side is packed with everything from Hermés Birkins to Chanel. To add your treasured items to the mix, you can drop off in-store, schedule a pickup, or mail tem in. Typically, consignors get 50% off the item’s sale price, or you can consign for credit and get 65%. The store is known to run promotions where those rates are higher, so be sure to check the website before you unload.

Fisch for the Hip

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Shoppers will appreciate this well-edited selection of designer clothing that's up to 90% off retail prices, and consignors will appreciate its pick-up service (for a fee) and getting 50% of an item’s selling price, or 70% if it sells for more than $1,000. Check out the list of acepted designers here.
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Beacon's Closet

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Certainly one of the easiest places to consign within New York City, Beacon’s Closet accepts donations seven days a week, according to the store’s demand and existing inventory. You don’t have to wait for your items to sell to get your moolah, either — Beacon's will pay 35% cash or 55% store credit of the price tags applied, the highest of any clothing exchange store in the city. Brooklyn locations include Greenpoint and Bushwick.
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Buffalo Exchange

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Buffalo Exchange is rare in that it always accepts clothing from all seasons, but it’s suggested that you call before to see what specific trends, designers, basics, leather, and one-of-a-kind items the store needs most. They will pay you on the spot for your items in cash or store credit. Other Buffalo locations include Boerum Hill, Williamsburg, Chelsea, and Astoria.
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Eleven Consignment Boutique

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At this consignment shop, appointments to sell aren't necessary but you can make one if you'd like a longer, more focused meeting with the buyer's undivided attention. You have the option to choose between selling on the spot or consignment. Store credit is tempting, since there are Prada sandals to be had, but you can also decide to receive 10% of the item's retail price on the spot, or consign it and get 50% of the price Eleven sells it for.

Cadillac's Castle

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Named after a black mutt who took up residence on the store’s floors, Cadillac Castle offers consignors 50% of the sale price. You can call to schedule an appointment or just drop off your items and wait for the email confirming what their buyer accepted.
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Tokio 7

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This East Village consignment shop is constantly stocked with Japanese labels like Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, plus both high-end and contemporary labels with a smattering of local designers in the mix. Tokio 7 keeps 50% of the item’s selling fee as its commission.
Since 1993, Ina Bernstein's namesake consignment shop has maintained its reputation for accepting plenty of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories at the six locations it now has throughout the city. To donate your items, make an appointment for a stylist will review your items. All items should be clean, in-season designer or contemporary brands in excellent condition. You will be able to discuss the amount of money you get when your items are reviewed. There's also the option to consign online — Ina will reimburse you for shipping costs.

What Goes Around Comes Around

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If you’re looking to unload some of your fanciest items, What Goes Around Comes Around is where you should look first. Its roster regularly boasts brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Hermés.

Dressing Room Bar & Boutique

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This bar and boutique triples as a secondhand clothing exchange, where you can drop off your seasonally-appropriate items to be sold during the 20th through 30th of every month (you can claim payment or what didn’t sell then, too). After your items are priced, you can choose to accept 50% of the total value in store credit or 30% cash back.

Eva Gentry Consignment

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This consignment shops accepts both men’s and women’s contemporary designer items in new or excellent condition. The staff prefers you ask about what the store is specifically looking to add to its inventory before your appointment. Spring/summer merchandise is accepted January through June; fall/winter is accepted between July through December. In terms of payment, consignors will get 50% of the selling price in store credit or 40% in cash.

Lulu's Then & Now

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A one-stop shop for all things children’s clothing, this resale and consignment store expanded to include a toy boutique and play space for your child’s next birthday party. Consigning is pretty straightforward — consult the store’s website to see what sizes are being accepted at any given time. Lulu’s suggests calling ahead for drop off wait times. The store will call you back after your appointment with a settlement offer, either 40% in store credit or 20% in a mailed check.

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Trunk Show Designer Consignment

This Harlem consignment shop accepts clean, seasonal merchandise in tip-top condition Tuesdays through Saturdays by appointment only. Be prepared to split the price with the store 50/50.

BIS Designer Resale

Via
Upper East Side gem BIS specializes in European and American designer labels and accessories. It is considered "white glove consignment" because it only stocks designers in pristine or excellent condition. You can get an estimate of how much your items will go for by sending an email describing the pieces — include the designer label, what it looks like, and how much you paid for it.
Via

Michael's

Driely S./Racked
This long-running business will only accept consigned merchandise with a designer label, and not a second- or third-tier brand — so for example, they take Donna Karan but not DKNY, Chloé but not SEE by Chloé, etc. Items must be in pristine condition, and no more than two years old (with the exception of Chanel, Hermes, and Pucci). You'll receive 50% of the selling price, which will be reduced approximately 20% every 30 days.
Driely S./Racked

Designer Revival

Designer Revival got a new and exciting look in 2015 when management changed hands, but the goods inside remain the same. This shop carries high-end designer apparel and accessories at accessible price points. To donate, drop off your items (see the list of designers the store carries here), and wait for the money to roll in. Consignors receive up to 70% of an item's selling price.

Gentlemen's Resale

Via
This men’s resale shop looks to consign clean, on-trend items that are in perfect condition. You have to make an appointment to have you stuff looked at, after which you’ll be sent a computer printout with a list of the items the store chose and what prices they'll sell them at — you get 50% of the resale value, payable on the 15th of the month following the sale.
Via

Encore Consignment

Collette

Often referred to as the Bergdorf Goodman of consignment shops, Collette on the Upper East Side is packed with everything from Hermés Birkins to Chanel. To add your treasured items to the mix, you can drop off in-store, schedule a pickup, or mail tem in. Typically, consignors get 50% off the item’s sale price, or you can consign for credit and get 65%. The store is known to run promotions where those rates are higher, so be sure to check the website before you unload.

Fisch for the Hip

Via
Shoppers will appreciate this well-edited selection of designer clothing that's up to 90% off retail prices, and consignors will appreciate its pick-up service (for a fee) and getting 50% of an item’s selling price, or 70% if it sells for more than $1,000. Check out the list of acepted designers here.
Via

Beacon's Closet

Driely S./Racked
Certainly one of the easiest places to consign within New York City, Beacon’s Closet accepts donations seven days a week, according to the store’s demand and existing inventory. You don’t have to wait for your items to sell to get your moolah, either — Beacon's will pay 35% cash or 55% store credit of the price tags applied, the highest of any clothing exchange store in the city. Brooklyn locations include Greenpoint and Bushwick.
Driely S./Racked

Buffalo Exchange

Driely S./Racked
Buffalo Exchange is rare in that it always accepts clothing from all seasons, but it’s suggested that you call before to see what specific trends, designers, basics, leather, and one-of-a-kind items the store needs most. They will pay you on the spot for your items in cash or store credit. Other Buffalo locations include Boerum Hill, Williamsburg, Chelsea, and Astoria.
Driely S./Racked

Eleven Consignment Boutique

At this consignment shop, appointments to sell aren't necessary but you can make one if you'd like a longer, more focused meeting with the buyer's undivided attention. You have the option to choose between selling on the spot or consignment. Store credit is tempting, since there are Prada sandals to be had, but you can also decide to receive 10% of the item's retail price on the spot, or consign it and get 50% of the price Eleven sells it for.

Cadillac's Castle

Via
Named after a black mutt who took up residence on the store’s floors, Cadillac Castle offers consignors 50% of the sale price. You can call to schedule an appointment or just drop off your items and wait for the email confirming what their buyer accepted.
Via

Tokio 7

This East Village consignment shop is constantly stocked with Japanese labels like Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, plus both high-end and contemporary labels with a smattering of local designers in the mix. Tokio 7 keeps 50% of the item’s selling fee as its commission.

Ina

Since 1993, Ina Bernstein's namesake consignment shop has maintained its reputation for accepting plenty of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories at the six locations it now has throughout the city. To donate your items, make an appointment for a stylist will review your items. All items should be clean, in-season designer or contemporary brands in excellent condition. You will be able to discuss the amount of money you get when your items are reviewed. There's also the option to consign online — Ina will reimburse you for shipping costs.