There are plenty of places for women to make a buck off gently
used threads, but ever wonder where men can do the same?
Well, we have a list of places for you. Here’s a list of both
online and brick-and-mortar men’s consignment stores that we
Online Men’s Consignment Stores
No physical location, no problem.
Named as a nod to the Holy Grail — i.e., something priceless
but hard to find — Grailed bills itself as “a curated
community” where “each piece is sourced directly from the
closets of like-minded fashion-conscious individuals.”
If you’re a luxury wearer, the Grailed marketplace is the
place for you.
But even if you’re not, you could sell your items in its other
sections, which include streetwear, avant garde, vintage, tech wear
Grailed offers PayPal buyer and seller protection, as well as
its own appeals process for any disputed PayPal claims. It also
offers a unique spin on the eBay bid site model: In addition to
setting an asking price and accepting offers from buyers, you also
have the option to accept multiple offers at once and ship to
whoever pays you first.
Grailed takes a 6% cut of any profits after PayPal fees — by
far the lowest commission of any other company on this list. That
said, you set the price for your items, which may mean they take
longer to sell than they would on a site that sets the price for
2. The RealReal
As its name implies, The RealReal prides itself on
authenticity. While all of the sites on this list forbid replicas
and knockoffs of brand-name items, The RealReal takes it one step
further by employing trained professionals — from gemologists to
apparel experts — to ensure every item it offers is the real
Your item must pass a rigorous inspection before the site will
The more you consign with The RealReal, the more you earn:
- At the VIP level, you’re selling at least $10,000 a year and
you’ll get 70% commission.
- At the Icon level, you’re selling $1,501-$9,999 a year and
getting 60% commission.
- At the Insider level, you’re selling $0-$1,500 a year and
getting 55% commission.
Learn more about the rewards program commission rates and item
commission rates here.
3. Menswear Market
touts itself as taking some of the guesswork (and legwork) out of
reselling your items by offering services like photography and
Menswear Market may sell your pieces on its own website or
through its selling account on eBay.
Menswear Market offers free item pickup in Minneapolis and St.
Paul, Minnesota, or prepaid FedEx shipping for out-of-state
sellers. You will receive 50% of the net sale price via a monthly
check over your collection’s selling period.
4. Linda’s Stuff
Don’t let the name fool you; Linda’s
Stuff isn’t just for women’s clothing and accessories. It
also has a sizeable men’s section with everything from jeans to
shoes to swimwear..
This company strives to sell your luxury items at a price that
will net you the most money and interest the most buyers.
The team does most of the work itself, from photography, to
research, to pricing, to authenticating.
The company’s inventory team determines an item’s fair
market value based on its age and designer, as well as its style,
condition and designer. The company lists items for one year, but
if they don’t sell in that time, it is the consignor’s
responsibility to initiate the return process.
Linda’s Stuff pays sellers monthly and takes a sliding
commission based on how much you sell: 20% of sales over $5,000,
25% of sales between $1,000 and $4,999 and 40% of sales under
Brick-and-Mortar Men’s Consignment Stores
Prefer an in-person experience? Check out these stores.
5. Well Suited
From the same people who brought you women’s consignment site
My Sister’s Closet
and home furnishings consignment site My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited has retail stores
in Arizona and California. It also allows shoppers to browse items
online and place orders by phone.
To qualify for resale, your items should meet the “three
C’s” My Sister’s Closet originally set forth:
Cute (or, one could argue, “handsome” in this case):
brand-name designer items, whether classic or trendy, that retail
for at least $50
- Clean: in like-new, ready-to-wear condition
- Current: stylish and no more than 4-5 years old
You can receive 45% of the item’s sale price in cash or 55% in
6. Plato’s Closet
focuses on teen and young adult clothing and accessories — for
guys, this means clothing in the 28-40 waist size range in
“current styles that are still in the mall.”
here to see if there are any locations in your area. If there
are, you can stop by with your items and your ID, and a sales
associate will review your stuff while you browse the store’s
racks. (Plato’s Closet doesn’t have a ship-to-sell option.)
Unlike other consignment stores that pay you when your items
sell and take a cut as commission, Plato’s Closet buys your items
outright and stocks them for resale — so once you receive and
accept its quote, you walk out with either cold, hard cash or store
According to consumer reviews, you may only get $2-$5 per
accepted item, unless you have high-demand items. But if you’re
looking for a quick, easy way to unload your unwanted stuff and get
a few bucks, Plato’s Closet is worth checking out. Choosing store
credit could get you a little bit more, too.
7. Buffalo Exchange
Like Plato’s Closet, Buffalo Exchange buys
acceptable items upfront and pays you in cash or store credit. You
can either drop your items off at one of its physical
locations or send them by prepaid UPS shipping.
Buffalo Exchange lists what each location is looking for
but as a rule, it focuses on “designer items, popular mall
brands, athletic war, current trends, everyday staples, vintage,
and one-of-a-kind pieces.” You can call ahead to find out what
your local store is looking for if you’re selling in person or go
to see its biggest sell-by-mail needs.
Accepted items typically net you 50% of the selling price in
store credit or 30% in cash.
Kelly Gurnett is a contributor to The Penny Hoarder.
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Men: Need to Clean Out Your Closet? Here’s Where You Can Consign Clothes