It’s that time of year. Time for the purge of the closet. Does this sound overwhelming to you? Here is a quick guide to get your closet organized and places near Dot where you can consign your stuff!
First things first. Take everything out of your closet! Remove all of the clothes, accessories, and non-wardrobe items from your closet. Also get rid of those old picture albums and random stuffed animals. Keep your closet for all things wardrobe.
Keep the clothes you love.
Toss the clothes you have not worn in 2+ years.
Toss the clothes that do not fit properly.
Store the items that you are afraid to toss and re-visit them next season (i.e. the designer skinny jeans that you will fit into once you’ve reached your goal weight.)
Do not keep clothes that don’t fit you in your closet – they will taunt you.
Consign (While you’re dropping off, you might as well sneak a peek and do a little shopping!)
Covet – 395 West Broadway, South Boston
With a loyal following of Southie shoppers, Covet is the new, trendy way to consign. Owner Hanadi, and friendly pup Olive, have fashioned their Broadway location to look more like a Newbury Street boutique, rather than a home for your pre-loved wares. Here, you’ll find trendy treasures, with some stylish gems mixed in. Think: like-new Louis Vuitton & oh-so-chic Tory Burch. Follow Covet on Instagram for a peek at the shop’s most-coveted picks. Be on the lookout for Covet newer and larger location opening soon!
Revolve – 262 Newbury Street
Revolve is the largest independent, locally-owned consignment network in New England with locations in Belmont, Lexington, Winchester, Rockport, and now on Newbury Street in Boston. Dedicated to offering consignment shopping with luxury-level customer service in a boutique setting, Lisa and her style team have set Revolve apart by accepting consignment daily with no appointment necessary, arranging for curbside drop off and pick up, and providing full transparency for sold goods with real-time online sales tracking and weekly payment upon request. For more information and hours, visit here!
The Real Real – therealreal.com
How easy is this? If you have 10 or more items to sell Real Real will send someone to pick up your stuff for you. They accept designer women’s, men’s, and kids’ clothing (you can see the full list of brands here), as well as luxury accessories and fine art. It takes about two weeks to list your items after they’re received, and sellers receive 55 percent of the selling price for items under $1,500, and 60 percent for items over $1,500 but under $10,000.
So, clean out that closet! We promise you’ll feel so much better when it’s done! Did we miss your favorite consignment shop? Let us know in the comments below!