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Find fashion on a budget


As college students on a tight budget, sometimes fashion is the last thing on our list when it comes to spending money. Although purchasing clothes from big-name brand stores at the mall is easier and nicer, it does tend to add up. Sometimes finding cheap clothes is easy, and cheaper clothing isn’t always stylish. Fortunately, thrift stores resell name-brand clothing items that has made shopping for trendy clothes cheap and easy.

Shopping at a thrift store and buying used clothes doesn’t always sound enticing but clothes sold in second-hand stores tend to be good quality name-brand items.

There are a few stores in town that concentrate on buying and reselling name-brand fashion clothes fit for young adults. Below is a list of stores around town to purchase cheap but fashionable clothing.

Plato’s Closet

9507 Viscount Blvd.

Plato’s Closet is a second-hand clothing store that buys gently used name-brand clothes and accessories that are no longer worn or wanted by customers and resold at a cheaper price. Plato’s Closet aims to serve teens and young adults by purchasing brands like Hollister, American Eagle, Adidas and much more. Plato’s Closet works to have a variety of clothes for all occasions, such as a night out on the town or a casual look. If you’re looking for extra cash and have gently used name-brand clothes that you no longer need or want you can take it to Plato’s Closet where they will pay you cash for your items.

Uptown Cheapskate

2900 N Mesa St., Suite B

Uptown Cheapskate is not your average thrift store. They purchase the most stylish gently used clothes and accessories from customers and sell them back at up to 70 percent off the original purchasing price. Uptown Cheapskate doesn’t just sell name-brand clothes but also sells shoes, handbags and jewelry from top brands and designers. Customers can earn cash on the spot if they take in unwanted gently used name-brand clothing and accessories for both boys and girls.

Que Trendy

1600 E. San Antonio Ave.

Established in 2018, Que Trendy is a new thrift store that sells pre-owned and gently used, high-quality clothing for women, men and children. Que Trendy offers clothing for all occasions that are perfect for students. They also sell accessories like purses, bags, shoes, and jewelry to pair up with all outfits. Every Friday, Que Trendy offers 10 percent off a purchase for all students when they take in a student ID.

The Label Exchange

9530 Viscount Blvd., St., 2-R

The Label Exchange is a women’s consignment boutique that sells name-brand clothing, shoes and accessories for all occasions at low prices. Whether you are looking for swimwear, a business casual look or just a pair of jeans, The Label Exchange offers a variety of clothes for women of all ages to choose from.

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