My boyfriend bought me a sweater from Plato’s Closet a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t think to try it on because I was familiar with the brand and it was my size. The person that owned it before me must have washed it and dried it (high maintenance sweater) because I couldn’t even get my arm in the sleeve.
I needed to return it, but I didn’t have the receipt and with this being a second-hand store, what is their return policy going to be? I brought it back yesterday. They not only took it back for a store credit, but it was no hassle and the employees were extremely nice.
I’m happy to know there are retail stores that deal in second-hand merchandise that operate with fair policies and good customer service. I exchanged the sweater for a sweatshirt and a shirt. It was a pleasurable shopping experience, and within my shopping criteria of second-hand, or that word everyone hates… “used”.
What second-hand stores do you shop? Here’s a few of my favs:
- Plato’s Closet – It’s a good place for the trendier name brand stuff, probably good if you’re shopping for a special occasion, as thrift stores can have a lot more not-so-trendy stuff to weed through. This is a business, not a non-profit.
- Half Price Books – Again, a for profit company, but they keep a lot of books in circulation and out of landfills.
- Frisco Resale – The store is small, but they do a great job with the space they do have. All proceeds go to Frisco Family Services.
- CCA – These are in The Colony and Lewisville. The stores are huge and they have some great stuff. The money goes to helping many cities in the North Dallas area.
There are many more in the area, these are just a few that I frequent.