Blog: Crossroads Style

June 15, 2021 Prepare to Sell Your Clothes in 5 Easy Steps

You’d like to earn cash or store credit by selling your gently-used clothes, so this is the instructional guide you’ve been searching for. We tell you how to prepare to sell your clothes in 5 easy steps.

1. Check our Online Selling Guide

Start by learning what Crossroads is currently looking to buy in stores or through our Sell By Mail program. You can always find an updated selling guide on our website, featuring all of the latest trends we love.

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2. Sort Clothes

Now it’s time to clean out your closet and drawers! Review each piece of clothing and determine if it’s best for selling or donating. For example, clothes you’ve purchased in the last 2 years have a better chance of selling. Donate older clothing, unless it’s an ’80s or ’90s piece that’s considered vintage.

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3. Examine the Little Details

For each piece of clothing you’ve decided to sell, check that all buttons are affixed and that all zippers work properly. Then, double-check for stains.

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4. Confirm They’re Freshly Laundered

Resale shops only buy laundered clothing, so if the item has been hanging so long in your closet you can’t remember if it’s clean, don’t take a chance and just wash it! Freshly laundered clothing will be noticed by buyers and give you better odds of selling your clothes.

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5. Don’t Forget Accessories

Crossroads buys clothing accessories too, so look for gently-used shoes, handbags, belts, and scarves to add to your selling bag.

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That’s it! You’ve done everything to prepare to sell your clothes in 5 easy steps and are now ready to visit a Crossroads store or sell to Crossroads by mail.

BONUS STEP: Enjoy Your Clean Closet and Extra Cash

Step back and admire your clean closet, organized with your favorites pieces and perhaps a few new finds you bought with the cash or store credit your earned at Crossroads. Enjoy!

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