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At Plato's Closet, we buy and sell gently used, brand-name apparel and accessories for teens and young adults. We buy top brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, Banana Republic, American Eagle, and many more! Our customers bring them in, then we pass the savings along to you! Our pricing ranges between 50-70% off the original retail price.

We strive to offer the latest trends and top brands at a great value and in a fun and easy to shop shopping environment while providing excellent customer service.


What's in a Name?

The first Plato's Closet store was opened in Columbus, Ohio by founders Lynn and Dennis Blum. Experienced business owners who have a long history of creative recycling success! They turned to their teenage son to help create the name for the business. While doing research for a school project, the Blums' son gained much knowledge and respect for the pioneering Greek philosopher, Plato. His theories of reusing and preservation appeared to be a good parallel to his parents' unique idea of recycling. Closet was a natural fit as it relates perfectly to every teen's room and their craze for clothing.
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