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Has anyone sold their used suits?

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[OP]
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Aug 1, 2007
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Has anyone sold their used suits?

Before anyone starts with the... "Why don't you donate your clothes?"... My wife and I regularly donate bags of cloths to local charities 2/3 times a year.

I have a question for those who have gently used / good quality suits hanging in their closets. Has anyone tried to sell their suits? Is there a demand for good quality / gently used suits? When I refer to good quality, I'm talking suits ranging from $400 to $800.

Any ideas or suggestions on what the resell price is for good quality / gently used suits?

Cheers!
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400-800 means resell price or original price?
[OP]
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Aug 1, 2007
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Hi smartie.

Thanks for your reply. 400-800 was the original value of the suits that I had purchased. I’m just trying to get a sense if there’s a resell market for suits and what is the going resell value of suits.

Cheers!
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You willing to let someone try it on before buying?
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I don’t think there is a huge demand since most thrift store you go to are loaded with good quality suits.
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For someone to buy your suits, they would have to fit the buyer perfectly.

Thrift stores have a wider selection of sizes and likely for less than the amount you will sell your suits.
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No, donate them.
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You could try consignment stores. There are a few in Toronto for upscale women's clothing but they may have a men's section.
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I haven't sold my used suits but I only have a few off the rack (OTR) - went with custom suits a while ago and those will definitely not be re-sellable given it is custom and my unique body shape (wide and stocky).

I don't think you'll get much (even high quality name brand) as the person buying would have to fit yours exactly unless you didn't tailor the OTR suit...


Best to donate...gluck!
[OP]
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Aug 1, 2007
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

Donation it is.

Cheers!
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Oct 26, 2008
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Yes, that really is the only way.

At a thrift store, customers have the benefit of a changing room, the retail shopping experience (or sort of), exchange privilege, and satisfaction that their money is going to a supposedly good cause.

You just can't compete with that.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 12:34 pm
I haven't sold my used suits but I only have a few off the rack (OTR) - went with custom suits a while ago and those will definitely not be re-sellable given it is custom and my unique body shape (wide and stocky).

I don't think you'll get much (even high quality name brand) as the person buying would have to fit yours exactly unless you didn't tailor the OTR suit...


Best to donate...gluck!
This in a nutshell. You might be able to get something based on name brand alone, but most of the time unless it fits the person exactly, you're just better off donating or selling to a consignment store
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I donated my old suits to a charity that does grad clothes for high school kids.

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There is a market for used suits. Check Ebay to get an idea of prices.

The price will range from 1/2 to 1/10 of the typical sale price and fall dramatically if they are out of style (i.e. a black pinstriped 3 button will be worth far less than a navy 2 button).

(When I say reasonable sale price, I mean say 30% off MSRP for a Brooks Brothers suit and 75% off for a Calvin Klein suit.)

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