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Selling Stuff 101: Where to Unload (and Shop) Pre-Loved Goods

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We are about a week away from that moment where you a) will receive something that was not on your wishlist, b) spent all your dough on gifts that your recipient hopefully likes, c) need to make room for all the swanky stuff you got because everyone you know is a pitch perfect shopper. (Um, jealous!)

The point is, hightailing it to a consignment or buy/sell/trade spot is how to handle all of the above—and our Selling Stuff 101 report is your guide to working with the brightest of the bunch.


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The Garment District

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Dubbed "An Alternative Department Store," this Cambridge spot is loaded to the brim with contemporary clothing, vintage from the 50s-90s, a costume floor, and "by the pound" shopping for men, women, and children.

Poor Little Rich Girl

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At PLRG the focus is on quirky, eclectic contemporary wears and 25+ year old vintage. Having served over 6000 consigners in nearly a decade, it's no surprise the boutique has won multiple "Best of" titles.

Second Time Around

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This lower Newbury location is the trendy urban counterpoint to the 176 Newbury Boston STA flagship. Shoppers can find brands like Elizabeth and James and Young Fabulous and Broke in this subterranean shop.

Buffalo Exchange

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The Allston Rock City outpost of national chain Buffalo Exchange carries all the affordable style that hipsters and students crave. When that same crowd needs beer money, last year's clothes can be sold here for immediate cash.

The Closet

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Its motto is "gently worn, gently priced," so if you dream of vintage Lanvin and Chanel tweed, this is your new favorite store. A hefty 50/50 split on consignment gives love back to sellers too.
If The Closet often signals "uptown," then Rescue is definitely "downtown," with everything from rag & bone to Alexander Wang and Surface to Air on its racks. This Newbury Street star is a beautiful merge between buy/sell/trade and high-end consignment.

The Garment District

Dubbed "An Alternative Department Store," this Cambridge spot is loaded to the brim with contemporary clothing, vintage from the 50s-90s, a costume floor, and "by the pound" shopping for men, women, and children.

Poor Little Rich Girl

At PLRG the focus is on quirky, eclectic contemporary wears and 25+ year old vintage. Having served over 6000 consigners in nearly a decade, it's no surprise the boutique has won multiple "Best of" titles.

Second Time Around

This lower Newbury location is the trendy urban counterpoint to the 176 Newbury Boston STA flagship. Shoppers can find brands like Elizabeth and James and Young Fabulous and Broke in this subterranean shop.

Buffalo Exchange

The Allston Rock City outpost of national chain Buffalo Exchange carries all the affordable style that hipsters and students crave. When that same crowd needs beer money, last year's clothes can be sold here for immediate cash.

The Closet

Its motto is "gently worn, gently priced," so if you dream of vintage Lanvin and Chanel tweed, this is your new favorite store. A hefty 50/50 split on consignment gives love back to sellers too.

Rescue

If The Closet often signals "uptown," then Rescue is definitely "downtown," with everything from rag & bone to Alexander Wang and Surface to Air on its racks. This Newbury Street star is a beautiful merge between buy/sell/trade and high-end consignment.