What We Buy
At Chloe’s Closet, we pay you upfront for your gently-loved items. We will give you your choice of cash or store credit. * All cash offers over $25 will be paid by company check. * Store credit does not expire, but it is valid towards resale items only. Currently, our payout is 35%-40% cash/ 40%-45% store credit. However, as of September 2019, we will be adjusting our payout percentages to tiered percentages. Cash payout will range from 28%-40% cash/ 33%-45% store credit. Unfortunately, there are a lot of costs most don’t realize and we’d love to stay in business for you! 🙂
Keep in mind there are many ways to sell your items. We are a locally-owned, family-owned business and when sharing your items with us, you are a great support to the local Chloe’s Closet community and an encouragement to the continuation of face-to-face interaction. If you are in search of a way to sell your items at a price close to what you paid, we are not the solution for you. We aim to put as much money back out into the community as possible, but we also have amazing prices for our customers. This means sellers receive a fraction of that lower-than-retail price.
However, since you are paid upfront, remember you are also being paid for the items that sell at a high discount and even the items that do not sell. It’s also a very easy selling process for the busy mom-on-the-go: One Drop and Done.
We carry both boys and girls clothing, sizes preemie to kids’ sizes 18, as well as juniors. We also carry maternity clothes. For further details on the other items we carry, read below.
* For the majority of items, you must have a reservation. Read below for details.
* Before selling to us, we highly encourage you to visit the shop first. You will get an idea of the quality of items we are accepting, as well as some ideas of what else you may have that you could bring. Some have the idea we only carry high-end or boutique brands. We consider all brands! 🙂 Be sure to also check out our prices so you will have a reasonable expectation on what your payout may be.
Currently the only items we are booking are:
1- Boys sizes 12 mo – 2T
2- Large baby items (walkers, highchairs, strollers, exercausers, bumbos, jumperoos, etc)
Please stay a few minutes for us to do a “first look” at your large items. If they are items we will definitely not be able to purchase (due to stains or function), we ask that you take them back. This is due to our storage space dedicated to donation pick-up.
To book these sizes/items, please call us at 281-665-1662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items we are currently accepting without a reservation (you may drop by unannounced):
1- Shoes sizes toddler 5- big kid 8
2- Sleepers/Pajamas for both girls & boys.
For these items, you will still need to leave them with us and we will get back with you on an offer.
Please watch this website or our Facebook page for new updates.
We apologize that we are unable to give estimates over the phone, email or messenger. If you are in search of the best payout and have time to meet others for pick-up, etc, please try other selling methods before bringing us your items. If you have a large item difficult to bring in and you’d like to ask if we would consider it, you may send pictures of the items, as well as pictures of flaws. We can at least tell you if we’d consider making an offer. Thank you for your understanding.
*Please wash and sort through your items before you bring them. Pre-treating stains goes a long way in what we can accept.
*If your item requires batteries, it will not be accepted without working batteries.
Items we do NOT buy or sell:
*items with stains, marks, holes, tears, loose threads or wear from washing/drying
*nursery bedding, including bumpers, mesh crib liners & crib teething guards
*infant bathtubs & infant bath slings/bathers
*crib/ bed mattresses (we do take changing table pads)
*breast pumps, including new breast pumps
*stuffed animals or plush baby toys (unless it is an attachment on a bouncer, etc),
*plush chairs or other plush items
*pillows, pregnancy pillows (we do take nursing pillows)
*headwraps sized larger than 24 months,
*hats sized larger than 24 months (with the exception of costumes),
*swim floats or life jackets,
*furniture (we do take changing tables, kids’ tables/chairs, small toy/book shelves),
*technology- CDs, VHS, DVDs
As of April 1: To create more space for items that have proven to be more in demand, we will no longer be accepting nursery room decor/big kid room decor.
Items we DO Buy and Sell:
Clothing Styles: We purchase a wide variety of clothing. From everyday wear to dresses, suits, smocks and boutique/specialty brand outfits, we stock the store with something for everyone. Purchases will be made based on quality, brand, and our current inventory needs.
Clothing Sizes: We accept maternity, baby and children’s clothing. Sizes range from preemie through Size 18. We also have a small start to the expansion into a tween/teen section. This includes adult sizes from tween/teen-driven stores.
Shoe Sizes: Girls’ shoe sizes range from newborn-13, as well as big kid sizes 1-8.
Boys’ shoe sizes range from newborn-13, as well as big kid sizes 1-10.
Larger size shoes must be pre-teen/teen styles.
Other Items: We also purchase kids’ necklaces/bracelets, spirit wear, sportswear, dance & tumbling, swimwear, dress-up clothes, ski clothing, costumes, strollers, toys, children’s books, and children’s room decor, etc.
Hints! Pre-treat any stains before you wash clothing and magic eraser works wonders on removing marks from toys and some materials for shoes.
*All toys and other items requiring batteries MUST include working batteries at drop-off. If batteries are not included or do not work, the item will NOT be accepted.
*Any assembly of toys with more than 3-4 pieces must be done before drop-off. Due to labor costs, we no longer spend time assembling toys.
*We appreciate that you freshly wash the clothing you’d like to sell to us.
*We appreciate that you fold items nicely in a clean box or a bin that can be stacked. If these are unavailable, formed bags are acceptable as well. *If your clothing arrives in trash bags, they become extremely wrinkled and the condition may not appear to be as good as it actually is. This will likely lower your offer.
*We only accept clothing in like-new or very gently-used condition. To help keep our labor costs down (keeping our prices down), we appreciate that you pull out any items with stains or extra wear prior to drop-off.
*Please pair pajama sets prior to drop off.
*If you have 2-piece sets, it is helpful for these to be paired together as well. Our customers love sets! 🙂
If you have read this far, thank you! We look forward to doing business with you!