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Spring-Clean Your Wardrobe and Make a Little Extra Cash at Valley Resale Shops

Written by Marilyn Hawkes Category: Culture Issue: April 2016
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Photo courtesy Poor Little Rich GirlWhen spring temperatures start hovering around 85 degrees, Valley residents dig through drawers and prowl through closets for their shorts, tank tops, sundresses and sandals from years gone by. You know the drill. You try them on, tug at the tight waistband, notice the ripped hemline and look in the mirror and say, “Why did I ever think this (fill in the blank) was a good idea?”

If that sounds about right, you might want to go through your closet, pick out the best items and take them to a resale shop. You can get extra cash to buy some new designer duds or an up-to-date purse or a great pair of sandals. Here are a few places you can sell your items.

Clothes Mentor
Clothes Mentor carries brand name, gently used resale clothes for women sizes 0-26 and petites. They look for current styles in good condition that have been freshly laundered. Clothes Mentor accepts and sells an impressive variety of designer labels, all of which are listed on the their website. No appointment necessary, and they pay on the spot.
5055 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480-347-9478
10160 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale, 623-936-0278, clothesmentor.com

My Sister’s Closet & Well Suited
For 25 years, My Sister’s Closet has helped women clean out their closets, consign items and shop for new clothes. They’ve also expanded to include men’s furnishings under the name Well Suited. To consign, you must follow the “Three C’s”: Cute, Clean and Current (no more than 4-5 years old, in like-new condition). After your item sells, you’ll get 45 percent of the selling price in cash or 55 percent in store credit.
Four Valley locations, mysisterscloset.com

Poor Little Rich Girl
This resale boutique specializes in high-end and in-style items with a sprinkling of locally made pieces. They buy clothes and accessories outright when you bring them in. Follow them on Instagram @poorlittlerichgirlboutique to get updates on new items throughout the day.
Uptown: 1576 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, 602-354-5680
Arcadia: 3629 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-955-0708, poorlittlerichgirlresale.com

To Be Continued
To Be Continued carries handbags, shoes, jewelry, gowns and ready-to-wear luxury brands, including Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Hermes and Prada. They take designer items that are less than five years old in mint condition and the consigner is offered a minimum of 50 percent commission on any luxury item sold and 40 percent on any contemporary item sold. The difference between luxury and contemporary is based on the brands, which are listed on the To Be Continued website.
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-699-2700, tbcconsignment.com