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LOVE Plato's Closet!
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By Racquelle Nash
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May 19, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Do you ever walk into a consignment shop and immediately feel grossed out by all the different smells and unorganized clothes?... because I do. That's the one reason I have never been a consignment girl until now. My husband suggested we poke our heads into a place called Plato's Closet in Jacksonville, FL, to find my favorite Hollister jeans for less. When I walked into the large store full of designer scarves, Vera Bradley's, and A&F polo's, I have to admit that I felt at home.
For one thing, the mall always overwhelms me, not to mention I hate teasing myself by just "window shopping"... I mean, what fun is staring at clothing I can't afford? That's why Plato's Closet is my new favorite girl toy store because it's all affordable and full of current fashions from wedges, leather jackets, and costume jewelry. Checking out the rows of never ending denim, I managed to find about 7 pairs of Hollister jeans in my size and I purchased 4 of them... for $80! Do you realize that a normal pair of Hollister jeans in the actual Hollister store start at $69? And I just bought 4 pairs for $80! That's unbelievable if you ask me.
The deals in Plato's are ridiculous. I didn't check all the brands and prices, but along with Hollister jeans for $22 a pair I did see Abercrombie, Express, Aeropostale, and DKNY. Why buy full price denim ever again?
Not to mention, they are one of the only consignment shops I know that give you cash on the spot for your clean gently used clothing. My husband and I consigned a box of his old tee's and a few of my dresses and Plato's gave us $99 cash right there! Plus, they give you a shopping discount card that eventually gets you 20% off your purchase. I'm still in shopping awe! Check out the latest trends and look for a Plato's Closet near you at Platoscloset.com.
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