Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CLOSED - Giveaway #2 - St Louis - Plato's Closet


Plato's Closet

Plato's Closet® buys and sells the latest looks in brand name gently used clothing and accessories for teen and twenty something guys (yes - they have guys clothes too!) and girls.

Plato's Closet is not your typical secondhand clothing store. The gently used clothing and accessories that they buy are: top-name brands, cool, hip, trendy, clean and in good condition. Typically they buy items that have been in the retail stores within the past 12 to 18 months and are current styles still seen in the mall.

I was able to visit the Chesterfield Plato's Closet recently with my bonus kids - 16 year old daughter and almost 14 year old son. I figured they would know better than me what the in styles were and pick out some outfits. Being teenages, they would also give me their honest opinion of the store to let me know if kids their age would actually like it. The verdict - 2 thumbs up! Both kids were able to find the styles that they really like and I liked the prices! This is a great option to get the teens the clothes that are in style without breaking the budget in these tough economic times. A big thank you to Brett, the manager there, who took the time to show us around and get the kids all set up with their outfits. The employees there are very nice and helpful. If you are trying to complete an outfit, ask them for help! They will not steer you wrong.

My son got a pair of Big Star designer jeans, a jacket and a t-shirt for underneath (the layered look is in!).


Retail price for his items:
Big Star jeans (sold at Nordstrom or Buckle) retail for $150 - Plato's Closet Price - $45
Ground Level Hoodie - retails for $40 - Plato's Closet Price - $12
Jedidiah t-shirt - retails for $35 - Plato's Closet price - $14
Total - retail - $225 - Plato's Closet Price - $71 - savings of 68%!!!!
One thing that did surprise me was the other items that they are buying and selling in their stores including:
belts, hats, jewelry, sunglasses, books, cds, dvd's, shoes, and outerwear. You can spend a lot of time looking around the store! A teenage girl could get lost in this store for hours.

My daughter's outfit:


575 designer jeans - retails for $100 - Plato's Closet price - $35
H&M t-shirt retails for $65 - Plato's Closet price - $15
Splendid Light Sweater - retails for $65 - Plato's Closet Price - $12
Jewelry - necklace - Plato's closet price - $7 and bracelet - $5

If your teen has outgrown their winter clothes from last year, which typically happens with those darn fast growing teens!, head on over to Plato's Closet and sell those gently used and outgrown clothes and then pick out some new gently used duds!

Both of my kids got designer jeans, but they do have all kinds of other jeans there starting at just $8 - $20. Designer jeans are $25 -$65. This is a great way to get some jeans they wouldn't normally be able to wear.

Be sure to get a Customer Appreciation card while you are there. For every $10 in merchandise you buy or sell at Plato's Closet, you'll earn a stamp. Collect 25 stamps and get 20% off your next entire purchae! Right now, if the Mizzou Tigers or the St Louis Rams win, you get double stamps on Mondays (you just have to mention that they won when you checkout).

Also when you checkout, be sure to take your own bag! If you accept a token instead of a bag, Plato's Closet will loan 5 cents through Kiva.org and their company's service initiative, Hanging Together, to empower other entrepreneurs.

Be sure to "Like" Plato's Closet's Facebook page here. They do lots of promotions on Facebook.

I was given a $25 gift certificate to Plato's Closet to give away to 1 of my wonderful readers!

The gift certificate will be good at the following 3 locations:

1253 S. Kirkwood Road
(1/4 Mile N of 44 on Lindbergh)
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314.821.7744

1674 Clarkson Road
(Next to ABC Trading)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
636.530.7644

2609 E. Broadway
(Broadway at 63)
Columbia, MO 65201
573.8178100

Entering is easy:

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Mandatory Entry - Leave me a comment letting me know what you would like to look for or which brand you would like to see at Plato's Closet.

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Giveaway ends October 8th and is open to Missouri residents.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

My boys are not "YET" into the designer or name brand clothes, but I am sure they will be ... I already know that Zach will be growing out of the current set of jeans & pants he has before winter is up -- he is eating like a bottomless pit.
-Jennifer.conner.zwt at gmail dot com

aRoseS1996 said...

What I would like to look for is some fall clothes for my 14 year old. She is just now fitting into size 0/1 jeans. Being a single mom, I try to look for deals on clothes for her that she actually likes. We have been to Plato's Closet a few times (for shirts) and have saved money. What I like about this store is none of the items they have there are outdated or have that "worn" look.
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Stephanie said...

I would love to look for a few long-sleeve shirts and jean for my 2-year-old son for the fall. He outgrows everything so quickly!

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Anonymous said...

I would look for a North Face jacket. They keep you so warm and look real fashionable. Platos would be a perfect place for me to get one, so I can get a great deal on them :)

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vmkids said...

I am always looking for any jeans. my kids look good in acrombie.
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Anonymous said...

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Tiffany said...

I would love to look for the cardigan like you got
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Anonymous said...

I would look for some jeans
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Megan McGowan Parsons said...

I would like to find some jeans for my daughter since she has outgrown all of hers.

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Megan McGowan Parsons said...

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Anonymous said...

I would take my son to look for some jeans.
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Timothy Sternberg said...

I "liked" Plato's Closet on FB.

Anonymous said...

I would look for some jeans or shorts for me to wear to work
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