The economy has been better. Now is a good time to revisit this article I worked on about how to get the best deal when selling clothes back to a thrift store for Brooklyn Based if only for the key info (how much credit vs. cash, when they’re open). I totally forgot that one of the Teen Vogue blogs had linked to this.
Beacon’s Closet and Buffalo Exchange are currently looking for sweaters.
Boots are good sellers.
Dresses usually sell well.
Nice blouses are a good bet.
Jeans will sell only if they are in great quality and in a current cut (or a really good brand)
Vintage pieces don’t need to be in great condition if they are the latest thing (60s dresses and 80s tunics would do well now)
Basics are usually not in demand. The more interesting the piece, the better.
If you’re not offered what you think something is worth (for instance: $40 for a purple cap sleeve silk Calvin Klein cap sleeve dress from my grandmother), in dollar value or sentimental value, then save it until your next trip. Sometimes it just depends on the mood of the buyer or the in-demand items of the day. Just head back in a week or so.
I cannot stress this enough: do NOT go during peak times unless you want to sit around for hours. Weeknights are usually slow or go when it’s raining out. First thing on the weekends can work, but you typically have to show up 15 minutes before opening to be in the first three to sell.
Past one o’clock. You must have gone to bed. The Milky Way streams silver through the night. I’m in no hurry; with lightning telegrams I have no cause to wake or trouble you. And, as they say, the incident is closed. Love’s boat has smashed against the daily grind. Now you and I are quits. Why bother then To balance mutual sorrows, pains, and hurts. Behold what quiet settles on the world. Night wraps the sky in tribute from the stars. In hours like these, one rises to address The ages, history, and all creation.
-Good ol’ Mayakovsky
I think Keith is referring to Vladimir Mayakovsky here.
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