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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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1. Trunk Show Designer Consignment

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275 W 113th St
New York, NY 10026
(212) 662-0009
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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.

2. BIS Designer Resale

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1134 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 396-2760
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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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3. Michael's

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1041 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 737-7273
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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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4. Designer Revival

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324 E 81st St
New York, NY 10028
(212) 734-3639
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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.

5. Gentlemen's Resale

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322 E 81st St
New York, NY 10028
(212) 734-2739
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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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6. Encore Consignment

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1132 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 879-2850
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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.
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  • 7. Collette

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    153 E 70th St
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 348-9800
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    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.

    8. Fisch for the Hip

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    (212) 633-6965
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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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    9. Beacon's Closet

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    10 W 13th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (917) 261-4863
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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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    10. Buffalo Exchange

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    332 E 11th St
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 260-9340
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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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    11. Eleven Consignment Boutique

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    180 1st Ave
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 260-2742
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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.

    12. Cadillac's Castle

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    333 E 9th St
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 475-0406
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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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    13. Tokio 7

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    83 E 7th St
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 353-8443
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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.

    14. Ina

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    15 Bleecker St
    New York, NY 10012
    (212) 228 8511
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    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.

    15. What Goes Around Comes Around

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    351 W Broadway
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 343-1225
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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.

    16. Dressing Room Bar & Boutique

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    75 Orchard St
    New York, NY 10002
    (212) 966-7330
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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.

    17. Eva Gentry Consignment

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    371 Atlantic Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 522-3522
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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.

    18. Lulu's Then & Now

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    187 4th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 398-5858
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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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    1. Trunk Show Designer Consignment

    275 W 113th St, New York, NY 10026
    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.
    275 W 113th St
    New York, NY 10026

    2. BIS Designer Resale

    1134 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
    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.
    1134 Madison Ave
    New York, NY 10028

    3. Michael's

    1041 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075
    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.
    1041 Madison Ave
    New York, NY 10075

    4. Designer Revival

    324 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028
    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.
    324 E 81st St
    New York, NY 10028

    5. Gentlemen's Resale

    322 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028
    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.
    322 E 81st St
    New York, NY 10028

    6. Encore Consignment

    1132 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

    7. Collette

    153 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
    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.
    153 E 70th St
    New York, NY 10021

    8. Fisch for the Hip

    88 1/2 Seventh Ave New York, NY 10011
    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.

    9. Beacon's Closet

    10 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
    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.
    10 W 13th St
    New York, NY 10011

    10. Buffalo Exchange

    332 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
    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.
    332 E 11th St
    New York, NY 10003

    11. Eleven Consignment Boutique

    180 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009
    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.
    180 1st Ave
    New York, NY 10009

    12. Cadillac's Castle

    333 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003
    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.
    333 E 9th St
    New York, NY 10003

    13. Tokio 7

    83 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
    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.
    83 E 7th St
    New York, NY 10003

    14. Ina

    15 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
    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.
    15 Bleecker St
    New York, NY 10012

    15. What Goes Around Comes Around

    351 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
    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.
    351 W Broadway
    New York, NY 10013

    16. Dressing Room Bar & Boutique

    75 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
    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.
    75 Orchard St
    New York, NY 10002

    17. Eva Gentry Consignment

    371 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    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.
    371 Atlantic Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    18. Lulu's Then & Now

    187 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    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.
    187 4th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217