As October approaches I am reminded once again that it’s time to go through my closet in order to make space for the new jackets, sweaters and various other goodies I plan on purchasing for the upcoming fall and winter season. After a few hours of much-needed belated spring cleaning, I usually find myself surrounded by a few large piles of clothes which have worn out their welcome. Up until a few years ago, like any socially caring individual, I would load up the car and head straight for the closest donation station, but the last couple of years I started watching my wallet and that’s when I stumbled upon the whole concept of selling my clothes.
The first time I walked out of Buffalo Exchange with $60 cash in hand I was sold. There are various stores throughout the city to sell your threads, but there’s only one neighborhood that has over five of these stores conveniently centralized within a three-block radius. That neighborhood is The Haight. Not only do you increase the chances that your stuff gets bought, once you make your dough you are in the perfect place to spend a little of it, too. Usually the first thing I do with my loot is head over to Escape From New York Pizza for a piece of potato garlic pizza and then it’s usually straight to Goodwill or Amoeba. It’s really quite economical because usually the clothes I end up buying are the same ones I end up selling a few months later.
It’s great to be able to leave the house with a bag or two of your clothes and end up being able to pay for a fun-filled day of shopping and taking in the vibe of Haight.