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About Plato's Closet Albany
Owners of Plato's Closet Albany

Plato's Closet Albany is Proudly Owned by the Spadaro and Kelly Families DBA The Esquire Group.

The Esquire Group Mission:
Clothe the Capital District in good name brand clothes at prices that all can afford.

Value: (What we believe in)

• Teamwork: Build a Positive Team with a Family Spirit
• Humility: Be Humble
• Excellence: Be Good…Do Good

• Charity: Provide clothing to the Capital Region at Prices All Can Afford
• Respect: Be a Good Neighbor to the Capital Region Community
• Opportunity: Give people a chance to thrive by using their God-given talents
• Service: Serve the Community, rather than Being Served.
• Selflessness: Do More with Less

We will network with the community to enhance the quality and dignity of the people’s lives we serve through the clothing we provide!

Help provide a way to STOP in school bulling; clothe the under-served in our community with quality named brand clothes; and give them dignity to shop and walk the halls with PRIDE.

The Esquire Group…Clothe the World

Each Plato's Closet location is individually owned and operated by business savvy owners. At Plato's Closet Albany we are so excited to be part of the community!

We believe we have the friendliest staff of any retail store. We Love Our Customers! We believe our customers are smart and trendy and want to find value in their fashion! Our management team and staff have created a fun, friendly shopping environment with our main goal being to help our customers find the fashion deal of a lifetime!

Our customers expect ultra-high value and want quality gently used clothing and accessories that appeal to teens and twenty somethings. We focus on buying the latest styles and brands which in turn offers our customer a wide variety of items at greatly reduced prices without compromising style or trend. We strive to offer a fun environment with a cool place to shop, cool music, a cool atmosphere with creative displays, great clothes and organized for ease of shopping. Whether you’re buying or selling, we would love to help you find what you’re looking for. We offer a convenient way to sell us items because we pay cash on the spot with no appointment necessary. We buy all seasons everyday.

Today Plato’s Closet is recognized as the nation’s largest chain of teen and twenty something resale stores with over 450 store locations in North America.