Looking for something to do, owner Salina Beilstein decided her interest in fashion and clothing would be a perfect fit for Plato’s Closet, a nationwide franchise.
When Salina’s kids took over her day to day duties at Uptown Bark, she was itching to have something to do. She was always interested in fashion and clothing and when she saw that the local Plato’s Closet (near Layton Hills Mall) was selling, she decided that would be her next challenge.
Purchased in 2016, she has been able to grow the business and create a buzz around buying and selling gently used, name brand clothing. A bargain shopper at heart made the fit just right because she loves offering a service where people can either sell their gently used clothing and move on to something else or simply shop for their next great outfit.
Plato’s Closet is a nationwide franchise company that is known as the top location for teen and twenty-something resale fashion. Focusing on ultra-high value and quality gently used clothing from top brands that are only 12 to 18 month old. This gives a wide variety of items at greatly reduced prices without compromising style or trend. She also loved the idea of getting name brand items for less because they are gently used.
The way the store works is you bring in your gently used brand name clothing and accessories. The pro’s at Plato’s Closet review your items while you shop the latest styles in the store. Then, they will create an offer based on the style, condition and brand of your items. If you accept the offer, you can either be on your way with a new outfit or some cash in your pocket. It is great. Now this is not a typical second hand clothing store. The key is they focus on top brands, that are trendy, designer styles and some everyday basics but the best part is that you will find them for up to 70% retail!
A quick click on their website gives an idea on what they are currently buying but a quick list includes jeans, dresses, long and short sleeves. Shorts, skirts and pants and they also buy sweaters, sweatshirts and tanks. Some brands they love are Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Billabong, BKE, Brandy Melville, Converse, DC, Forever 21, Free People, Guess, H&M, Hollister, Jcrew, Jordans, LA Hearts, Levi’s, Love, Culture, Lucky Brand, LuLuLemon, Miss Me, Nike, Obey, On the Byas, Pink by Victoria Secret, Roxy, Sperry’s, Steve Madden, Top Shop, True Religion, Under Armor, Vans and Xhilaration, just to name a few.
Since taking over, Salina has focused on buying the best quality inventory so shoppers can find great deals on great stuff. They buy both girls and guys items and focus on styles that are still in the mall just at a great discount.
By focusing on quality, they are able to offer a superior shopping experience. The only person that is going to know that you bought it for a huge discount is you! This is a great way to shop for a fashion-conscious person. Saving money but still getting the quality you desire.
I would say it is time to clean out that closet and see what gently used items you might have so you can go get something new instead of letting sit in your closet.
For an even better deal, watch for coupons in this magazine as well as announcements for special events. One of Salina’s favorite things to do is to offer special releases where they save up their very best inventory and then from time to time have an event where shoppers are invited 2 hours early to have first shot at the best new items. Happy shopping.