Just in time for that spring cleaning spree you haven’t quite gotten around to yet, this Saturday, May 17, is National Pack Rat Day. Go ahead and take a full 24 hours to revel in the cumulative chaos of your cabinets and closets – you have our permission. Thereafter, however, a reorg might be in order. As the offbeat holiday authority Mental Floss cautions, “There’s a fine line between holding on to nostalgia, and being a serious contender for an episode of Hoarders.”
If you’re like us, your wardrobe is a main offender in this category. As such, to make cleaning up and clearing out a bit easier, today we present our top local picks for consigning and donating gently-used fashion. Read on for the list, and a Happy National Pack Rat Day to all!
Consign: Clotheshorse Anonymous
11661 Preston Road, Suite 236, Dallas
Earn a pretty penny from the sale of your unwanted apparel and accessories at this North Dallas consignment emporium. Clothing must be less than two years old, clean, pressed, and on hangars; eight items are required to open an account. Styles in demand right now include summer caftans, sandals, linen pants, dressy jeans, sheer blouses, and summer handbags. Brands accepted run the range from J. Crew to couture. Click here to review the Clotheshorse Anonymous Consignment Policy and hours.
Consign: Clothes Circuit
6105 Sherry Lane, Dallas
Mark an advantage for this longtime resale gem in that no minimum number of items are required for clothing consignment. As above, all goods must be clean, pressed, and on hangars, and current best sellers include tunic tops, crop pants and shorts, anything linen, and better summer accessories. Of note, Clothes Circuit is a top stop for local shoppers in the market for Tory Burch, and luxury accessory brands such as Louis Vuitton and Ippolita. Click here to review the Clothes Circuit Consignment Policy and hours.
Consign: Ditto Boutique
6465 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas
Vintage enthusiasts and those in-the-know have this Lakewood shop on speed dial, owing to its curated selection of both current and collectible clothing. Five items in good condition are required to open a consignment account, with women’s seasonal attire and accessories accepted. Collectable pieces are featured cross-season. For more information on Ditto Boutique’s Consignment Policy, call 214-370-4444.
Donate: Dress For Success Dallas
13331 Preston Road, #2122, Dallas
Two donation options are available through our local chapter of Dress For Success. Support the organization’s mission to promote the economic independence of women with a donation of women’s interview and office apparel in good condition, no more than five years old. Casual clothing and eveningwear for both men and women, plus additional accessories, may also be donated to the group’s ReFabulous Resale Shop, with 100% of proceeds donated to Dress For Success Dallas. For more information, call 972-392-9770.
Donate: Genesis Women’s Shelter Benefit Store
3419 Knight Street, Dallas
Genesis provides emergency shelter, counseling, legal aid, and more, to local victims of domestic abuse. The organization’s thrift store accepts men’s and women’s clothing, as well as books, toys, household items, and furniture, on a daily basis. Items not used by Genesis families are sold in the shop, with proceeds directly benefiting the cause. For more information and hours of operation, call 214-520-6644.