Selling al Plato's

Okay I happen to work at Plato’s Closet and when I looked up the tag all I saw was bitching so I’m gonna explain how it works.

  • First things first, its first come first serve so, no I can’t look at your stuff before everyone else’s. 
  • We only take clothing from the last 18 months, so no I don’t care if its Hollister it is ancient.
  • We only take clothes in good condition. 
  1. No stains
  2. No holes
  3. No fading 
  4. No pilling (the little balls that develop if the item is too worn)
  5. And for shoes no scuffing
  • We only take sizes xxs-xl and 00-15/16 for women. xs-xxl and 28-40 for men.
  • No we don’t take kids clothes. And we have never done so.
  • We only give you 35% so we can actually make a profit, thats the only way we can stay open
  • Mossimo and Old Navy aren’t expensive, you won’t get much for them. 
  • Labels are everything. If there is a wool sweater from J.Crew and a cashmere from Gap the J. Crew will be more expensive no matter what.
  • If there is no receipt or card of verification we can’t take it. Just deal. 
  • Oh, and don’t be mean to the people who are checking you out, they probably didn’t go through your stuff.

I have a bunch of clothes I don’t like anymore that I want to sell ( I know, I know I should donate them but I’m a poor college student).  I was going to take them to Plato’s closet and I was just wondering if anyone has sold clothes there before?  How much do they generally give you?  Any ballpark answers would be great.  Thanks if anyone responds.

Fuck You Too Plato's Closet

I went into my first Plato’s Closet today.  I was super excited since I’m all about thrifting and buying resale clothes!  The store had a LOT of items, however I soon realized in each category (dresses, shirts, skirts, ect.) the XL section was very small.  The other sizes had huge amounts of clothes, some even having multiple racks, while the XL sections had maybe a max of 6 items per category.  I thought this was a little strange, but assumed it was simply due to the store being resale, and thinking they just didn’t get many XL items brought it.  I even found a skirt and shirt that I bought (and now honestly regret)

I was curious if other stores had this issue, so I did a little googling and then I found this blog post.  Suddenly what I saw today made sense.  There is literally no reason to carry XL sizes unless you’re going to fully commit to it, and treat plus sized people like human beings.  I would be a lot less offended if they just cut off at size L/12, instead of half assing it and discriminating against their plus sized sellers. 

Guess what guys, young, trendy girls who wear a size XL exist and they’re not a rarity.  And more of them would buy from you if you bothered to give them a selection bigger than five things. (But I guess that would require buying from other plus sized girls which is not something you’re interested in)

Really glad I learned about this so I didn’t try to shop at other locations in the future (or try to sell to them.)

tl;dr Plato’s closet discriminates against plus sizes, you’re better off selling to and buying from Buffalo Exchange, or just charitably donating your clothes!

Spring Has Sprung Is So Cliché

Hello, Littleton followers! This is the Cheyenne blogger Liz here and I’ll be guest blogging this week! Below is my spring inspired blog post, so check it out. 


But it’s true. There’s certainly no denying. And try as I might to cling wholeheartedly to my chunky knits, black opaque tights and knee-high combat boots I love so dearly, I feel this immense urge to buy florals and colorful prints. Like, loads and loads of florals and prints, guys. I’m serious about this. I’m like Willy Wonka and these skirts, tops and dresses are like my everlasting gobstoppers (gee, now I’m craving some candy). So I walk into our store and I suddenly feel as though I’m Violette Boregard. Nah, scratch that. Let’s pretend we’re Charlie (I don’t look good blown up as a giant blueberry, I hope you can catch up with all the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory references). 

Ahem. So, where were we? Ah, yes. I walk into the Plato’s Closet Cheyenne store and I’m suddenly greeted with racks upon racks of colorful prints, florals, textures, and designs. It’s like all the magnificent spring and summer merchandise was hiding in the back just waiting to come out for the fantastic spring weather (that’s EXACTLY what happened, fyi). 

And now’s your chance to score some of it. So, as a way to celebrate this wonderful coming of season, I decided to showcase some of the prints and patterns we love so dearly. 

Modeled + post pro by me, photographed by Jarret Janzen, all clothing courtesy of Plato’s Closet Cheyenne

My favorite part of this outfit is the mixing of patterns. No longer should we opt for a basic colored tank for our skirts, cardigans, and vests. 

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This dress was a tad bit bigger on me so I chose to use a braided belt and that inspired me to add my floral crown that I made from faux flowers to help celebrate the weather.

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The last outfit was my favorite. I’m all about the maxi skirt and the flowier, the better. I didn’t want to dull it down by wearing a solid colored top, so I chose the fitted printed tunic and I made a flower crown the day before that matched my skirt perfectly!

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I’m not a HUGE holiday person but I decided to be a little festive on Memorial Day by wearing my Jim Morrison t-shirt with a faded American flag in the background.  I matched it with one of my favorite skirts from Modcloth, (the Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt in Flamingo- a color they did away with surprisingly quickly although they still have multiple others and just added a bunch as well) and my mega tall wedge shoes that somewhat mixpatterns but in a complimentary way.  I topped off the outfit with my beige and orange Melie Bianco bag, with a slightly darker blue belt to bring out the blue hues in my shirt, with aviators…because duh-no other glasses could possibly work as well with this outfit!

As you can tell I’m a little behind with posting.  If you love outfit pics, I post them daily on my Instagram with very little gaps so follow me (@laurenblairz).  Hope you’re all having a great week!

Aviators- Forever 21

Shirt- Forever 21

Skirt- Modcloth

Wedges- 2 Lips via Plato’s Closet

Bag- Melie Bianco

Belt- Charming Charlie

Wednesday, June 22:

My good pal Haley and I went on a thrifting adventure to Topeka. We’re really into bargains and good deals, because if you can get nice clothes without spending a lot of money, why not? And when you save money by buying thrifted clothing, you have more money left over to shop at name brand stores. We got so much clothing. I can’t wait until we start our fashion channel on youtube! We’ve been talking about it for a long time now. So I guess once we have that all going I’ll put the video on here. :)


Clothing Shopping Attempt #1

Went to Plato’s Closet today. Was really busy! & thoroughly a failure; I didn’t get anything but a pair of shorts ($8, bless them) & a pink elephant necklace (also $8)(the elephant is gold, but it has… jewels & ..well; just!! THERE'S PINK XDD). It is a curse to have this frumpy body ;^;. I’m a Hermione without the brains! huoooohh. :’{

I want to wear all these clothes but I look so awkward in them. I’m not grotesquely fat or overweight or anything (BMI & other such things always indicate a normal/average weight); I’m kind of average, a little bit borderline being a bit pudgy….yet I can’t find anything that really looks good/fits me. Embaressingly enough I don’t look through the girls tee’s; even the Large girls tee’s look SMALL..! So I go through the guys tee’s … >> (except then the shirts too LONG)

Maybe I need to start re-evaluating my weight…. :’{

I want to lose weight so bad…but I love food! I eat when I’m hungry; eat when i’m upset; & eat when i’m happeh!! 

GAHHHHH; I cannot win. 


Just a heads up that all Plato’s Closets aren’t the same and that they all have different rules. Just because you had a bad experience at one doesn’t mean that all Plato’s Closets are bad (and it’s very rude to the ones like mine that work our hardest and are extremely nice).

Also different Plato’s take in different things! It’s unnecessary to get angry over one store taking something that another store didn’t because it’s never personal. We’re a business, we take in what we need and reject what we don’t. If one store has way too many long sleeves in stock, they won’t take the long sleeves that another store (which has low inventory in long sleeves) does take. We would make no money if we took everything all the time. Trends come and go, and if we have things sitting in the back room because there isn’t room on the floor for them they’ll go out of style.

If sales associates are rude to you yes, you have a right to be angry at that specific Plato’s Closet. It isn’t a store’s job to buy all your clothes though, it’s a store’s job to make money. Just please consider this before you get angry. 



Vintage Styled Dress ($8) - Loved the colors and it felt perfect for the upcoming Spring. I always felt like Spring is when I’m the most feminine with my style choices. I also have a soft spot for pretty dresses. 

Levi Aloha Shorts ($8) - I have a growing collection of shorts and during this shopping excursion I couldn’t believe that I came across these Levi’s that were only $8! Although it’s a bit loose, (which I don’t really mind, I could use some laid back shorts to kick it in) the pattern and the price were definitely a deal. 

F21 Skirt ($6) - Honestly, I bought this for the belt. But I could use revamp of my closet with more skirts. 

Mid Sleeve Dress ($14) - The most expensive of all my purchases, but worth it. I love the structure, material, colors, pattern, and most of all the way it looked on me when I tried it on. 

Romper ($8) - Rompers are the next best thing to dresses when it comes to wearing something easy to put on and still looking cute and feeling comfortable. I loved the pattern on this as well. 

Pretty much all my purchases had a nice splash of color and pattern to it. Going to try to have more pieces like these fill my closet instead of my go to black and red.