For the past few weeks, I have been in an extreme state of closet clean-out. Living in a small New York City apartment is never easy when you’re an avid shopper, and I’ve hit my limit. I have a hard time letting go of things that I once loved or never got around to wearing, so this has led to multiple rounds of self-interventions. My first round of cleaning out my closet was very light, and I quickly realized I had gone too easy on myself when I still did not have the room for the winter coats that I’ll need to move into my home sooner rather than later. This entire conundrum led me to visit my local consignment shop more often than I ever have before.
During one of my recent appointments, one of the store managers explained to me the process of deciding whether they would be able to sell something or ask the customer to take it back with them. As the team members explained their process to me, I realized that this was something worth reporting on. Our most recent conversation included illuminating revelations, such as the death of Yeezys and the obvious fact that a lot of skinny jeans have been dropped off as of late. Below, you’ll find the five things that Buffalo Exchange employees told me were making their way past the selling point and into the donation bins. Let’s see if you can guess what they said.