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Your old wardrobe won't make you wealthy, but it can make you quick cash. To get top dollar, only sell clothing currently in season, says Leah Ingram, author of "Toss, Keep, Sell."

"I've found that if I bring in clothes at the beginning of the season, or my daughters try to sell their clothes to a place like Plato's Closet, we come away with $50, $80 or $100," Ingram says. "The times that I haven't been timely about thinning out my wardrobe, I've only made $10 or $20."

If you purge fall or winter clothing during spring cleaning, Ingram suggests keeping these in a separate, marked box to sell later, as those seasons approach.

Labels and style also matter for where you should sell your clothing, Ingram says. For example, Plato's Closet, a nationwide resale chain, primarily buys and sells teen clothing and lists the top brands it currently buys on its website, including Aeropostale, Roxy and True Religion.

To find the best local consignment store for your duds, Ingram suggests the store-finder listings through The Association of Resale Professionals at NARTS.org.


 

 

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