Own a Plato's Closet

Enjoy being your own boss in a fast-paced, fun environment.

Enjoy being your own boss in a fast-paced, fun environment.

Tweens spend $50 billion annually plus the $170 billion others spend on them.

Tweens spend $50 billion annually plus the $170 billion others spend on them.

Opening day excitement –105 new stores since 2010.

Opening day excitement –105 new stores since 2010.

Plato's Closet offers a truly unique retail franchise opportunity, as it is the leading national teen retail store of its kind -- focusing on the buying and selling of gently used, brand-name apparel and accessories for girls and guys! Plato's Closet has nearly 400 store locations throughout North America, and that number continues to grow.

To learn more about this exciting franchise business opportunity listen to our franchisee testimonials & reviews.

Our stores fill a distinct niche in the retail marketplace. We are the leading national resale business that specializes in the teen and twenty something market group. The wish list for trendy, brand-name apparel and the availability of it in virtually every teen's closet presents fantastic opportunities for both franchise owners and customers alike.

Making the decision to be your own boss and be in control of your future is an exciting adventure, and we appreciate being considered in your business search. A Plato's Closet franchise offers franchisees a very unique opportunity, based on a sound business model and the support of the parent company, Winmark Corporation.

Plato's Closet Fast Facts

Average Store Size:
2,800 to 3,600 square feet
Product selection:
Girls' juniors size 0 - 15/16
Guys' waist size 28 - 40
Product Mix:
98% gently used
2% new
Core Customer:
Females age 12 to 24
Secondary Customer:
25-45 year old females
(includes moms)
Key Demographics:
Middle- to upper-middle-income households
Junior/senior high school and college enrollments
Sales & Gross Margin:
Top Quartile Average Gross Sales:  $1,491,334*
Top Quartile Average Gross Margin: 62.31%
Real Estate Location:
Power strip centers or suburban
centers around regional shopping
malls with a solid teen draw


*As reported in the 2014 Plato’s Closet® Franchise Disclosure Document (based on 2013 gross sales). This average only relates to the 87 Plato’s Closet® Stores in the United States and Canada who ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

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Franchisee Testimonials

When considering going into business for yourself, what factors influenced your decision?
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    When considering going into business for yourself, what factors influenced your decision?

    Multiple franchisees talk about what they liked about the Plato's Closet franchise opportunity, and why it was right for them.

  • 2

    What has your experience been like as a franchisee?

    Franchisees talk about their experience owning a Plato's Closet store(s).

  • 3

    How Has Becoming A Store Owner Changed Your Life?

    Many Franchisees are first time business owners - here they talk about how this life-changing decision has affected their lives.

  • 4

    What is it like working with the franchise system?

    There are many facets to working with a franchise system. Hear about these franchisees' experiences working with both Winmark and their fellow franchisees.

  • 5

    What advice would you give a person considering this franchise?

    Store owners tell it like it is - here is their advice for anyone looking at becoming a Plato's Closet franchisee.

  • 6

    So...Would You Do It Again?

    Of course they say "yes" and many of these franchisees have done just that with adding stores after experiencing the fun and success of Plato's Closet.

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    Featured Franchisee

    Karen Wright from Burlington Ontario talks about her success as a Once Upon A Child franchisee and how she has now bought a Plato's Closet franchise.