The second law of thermodynamics and the first law of Nelly lyrics hold that ambient heat and clothing have an inverse relationship. Disturb the natural order with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of clothing and accessories at Plato's Closet on East Shaw Avenue, just east of the Fashion Fair shopping center.
Plato's Closet carries a wide assortment of gently used men's and women's clothing and accessories, ranging from affordable high-end retail brands to finer designer items. Surrounded by discounts of as much as 70% off retail price, uninhibited shoppers can construct a complete outfit or six without having to empty their wallets to pan for river diamonds. All of the merchandise that Plato's Closet stocks—including shoes, skirts, tanks, clutches, and more—is held to a strict quality standard and generally dates from the past 12 to 18 months. The racks of goods (individual items are often priced at less than $10) rotate constantly and the front door goes ajar seven days a week, leaving a wide timeframe for store-crossed shoppers and garments to unite under seasonal practicality or astrologically illogical harmony.
Fresno State's Collegian featured the Plato's Closet of Fresno as a low-cost shopping option for college students. Plato's Closet has more than 32,000 Facebook fans nationwide. Five Yelpers give the Fresno Plato's Closet a three-star average.
- Everything in the store can also be found in the mall, but Plato’s Closet offers a cheaper price. The staff does walkthroughs of the mall to know what is current when buying back people’s clothes. – Tori Pollock, Collegian
- If you're a fashionista who loves a bargain, this is THE place to be. Platos [sic] has a huge selection of current and super inexpensive name brand stuff. It's pretty much the only place I shop now. – Cambria A., Yelp
1053 E Shaw Ave.
Fresno, California 93710Get Directions