The broads’ guide to smart closet cleaning

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Caroline's friend Kat learns what to keep and what to ditch.

Our own Caroline Shadood has been killing it over at her new Tumblr jam Broadist, aka the home of “Fashion for Broads.” This week she schools you in something useful to brokesters everywhere: cleaning out your closet, for fun and profit! Caroline runs down the proper way to clean, sort and prepare your clothes to get the most of them out of a stoop sale or by reselling them at places like Beacon’s Closet. She even tells you which stores are the best bet for which kinds of clothes and the bets times to go. A taste of her tips: “Even if you have a bunch of really cute, bright, designer halter maxi dresses, thrift stores aren’t going to buy them because they are OFF SEASON. So get your spring and summer stuff now — fold it up, and stash it away.” There’s much more, so read on!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I never understand how people can walk out with so much store credit. I swear my fashion sense is pretty solid. Yet, I rarely can sell more than 20% of what I bring into Beacon’s Closet. Meanwhile, they buy shit like this

    • Hi Jo! First, just so ya know, these photos were taken at Crossroads Trading Co. Beacon’s Closet is the absolute hardest to sell at. They’re insanely selective, and buy mostly vintage… and apparently some paper shredder neon shit. You should try selling your modern stuff at Crossroads. Or head to Buffalo Exchange, as they’re more eclectic.
      As a final note, it’s important to know that Kat had a lot of designer stuff to part with, so the buying rate was higher than your usual trading session.

      Better luck next time!

  2. Hi Jo – a few things. Firstly, these photos were taken in Crossroads Trading Co. Secondly, the “shit” she’s holding was from the store – not things that she brought in to sell. Beacon’s Closet is the hardest to sell at. They’re insanely selective, and buy mostly vintage. You should try selling your modern stuff at Crossroads. Or head to Buffalo Exchange, as their more eclectic.

    As a final note, it’s important to know that Kat had a lot of designer stuff to part with, so the buying rate was higher than your usual trading session.

    Better luck next time!

  3. Hi Jo – a few things. Firstly, these photos were taken in Crossroads Trading Co. Secondly, the “shit” she’s holding was from the store – not things that she brought in to sell. Beacon’s Closet is the hardest to sell at. They’re insanely selective, and buy mostly vintage. You should try selling your modern stuff at Crossroads. Or head to Buffalo Exchange, as they’re more eclectic.As a final note, it’s important to know that Kat had a lot of designer stuff to part with, so the buying rate was higher than your usual trading session.Better luck next time!

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