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How to Buy, Sell, Trade


Watch a video about our "Buy, Sell, Trade" process!

How does The Attic's "Buy, Sell, Trade" process work?

It's easy! Bring in clothes anytime up to one hour before closing - no appointment necessary! We'll put price tags on the items we think will sell in our store. You can choose to take 30% of that price in cash, or 55% of the price in store credit, and you don't have to wait until the items sell. We give you cash or store credit as soon as we price your items.

Store credit works like a gift card. You'll get a voucher that you can use at any of our Kutztown, Bethlehem, or Manayunk locations. Best of all, it never expires! You can keep using it until you've spent it all.  Sorry, but right now you can't use your store credit for purchases at The Attic Online- we are working on it!

In order to sell or trade clothes, we require that you are over 18 years of age with valid government issued photo i.d. Sorry, no exceptions. This is for tax and documentation purposes only and your information will not be sold, shared with other companies, or used for promotions.

How much will my things sell for?

Our prices range widely depending on the label, style, condition and other factors. Most items price between $10 and $20. Designer jeans and purses are higher in price, but our prices are far lower than retail.

If we take a pair of jeans and price them at $14, you can take $4.20 in cash or $7.70 in store credit.

When can I sell my items?

We buy daily, without appointments, from opening until one hour before closing. During peak selling seasons, however, cut off times may be earlier if our storage area becomes full. Please feel free to give us a call to find out about projected wait times.

Depending on how much you bring in at a time, and how many people have dropped off items before you, it may take us anywhere from 5 minutes to one to two hours to go through your clothes. You don't have to wait while we evaluate your clothes - you can shop around or just drop them off, as long as you return within 24 hours. We return any items we can not resell to you. Please note that if you are not present when we review your items, we will price and put the items we can resell out for sale immediately. If you would like to know which items we are purchasing from you, you must be present when we review your items. Please inform the buyer of your desire to be present during the buying process when you drop off your items.

Items not selected for resale will be donated to charity if not retrieved by the customer within 24 hours. This is due to restrictions on storage space and the volume of clothing that we receive.

How much can I bring in?

You are encouraged to bring no more than 2 large bags to sell at any of our locations. We request that items be in shopping bags or garbage bags and NOT on hangers, in boxes, or in plastic totes.

What are you looking for?

The Attic buys gently worn young, modern styles from this year and last year and vintage styles that mimic current trends. We buy men's and women's junior and adult sizes, in addition to shoes, purses, belts, accessories, costume jewelry, and vintage collectibles. We do not buy children's clothing or sleepwear.

How do you check my items for condition?

Watch a video about how we check the items you bring in for condition.