So, if you’ve been following my blog, you already know that I’m newly obsessed with Clothes Mentor. They offer the best brands in like-new condition at amazingly low prices. Last time I focused on the great purchases I’d made at Clothes Mentor, but I wanted to provide you with tips on selling to Clothes Mentor as well. We women are notorious for buying things we just don’t seem to wear. This is where Clothes Mentor can help you avoid that nagging buyer’s remorse about those items that just linger in your closet unworn.
The owner of Clothes Mentor was gracious enough to write down the best practices for selling to their store. I will share his tips with you to ensure that you make the most of your time when you stop by to sell. Here are Shawn’s tips:
“To sell to us you never need an appointment, we ask that you bring your items in either a laundry basket or bag, for apparel the items to be off hangers to help expedite the process.
We will check customers in, and process each “buy” on a first come first serve basis. For each customer, we will give them a time frame on how long it will take us to finish their “buy”. We finish each “buy” the same day that it comes in. We do however stop buying one hour before close each night to get ready for next days business.
We buy items that sold in stores 1 to 2 years ago, The amount we pay is based on brand name, condition, style and current demand. We buy all seasons all year long. We purchase women’s clothing in sizes 0 – 26, accessories (i.e. costume jewelry or higher end like Tiffany Co.), shoes & purses (designer or non) and maternity wear.
We ask that the items that are brought in to sell to us be in good condition, freshly laundered, and in current style. (Free of stains, fading, holes, broken zippers, missing buttons, etc.)
We may pass on purchasing certain items based on condition, age (2 year window), style, real fur or juniors brands just to name a few.
For anything passed on, we will separate back into that customers basket and give all reasons as to why we passed on them for future selling to us.
For any items that we are able to purchase, we enter into our computer system which prices everything out for us. We sell everything in our store roughly 70% off mall store pricing, and the customer would get 1/3 of the price that we sell each item for. This is always only an offer, but if accepted, we give cash on the spot for their items. No consigning, or waiting for the item to sell to get a percentage.
This is what makes us a totally new kind of RESALE store for women.”
I appreciate Shawn’s taking the time to share this with us, and I hope you all do as well!
I have to tell you, I’ve been more than impressed by the staff of this store- their professionalism and customer service are top notch. You won’t be disappointed when you make your first visit- whether you’re buying, selling, or both!
Just to give you an idea of the awesome things they get in stock, here are some of the things they’ve had for sale recently. “Like” Clothes Mentor Charlotte on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ClothesMentorCharlotte) to keep informed of their latest finds. Happy Hunting!
(I’d love to hear your stories about visiting a Clothes Mentor store!)
Kate Spade- $150
Tory Burch- $100
Michael Kors- $75