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 $10, you get $20 worth of gently used clothing and accessories at Plato's Closet. Choose from three locations in Fairview Heights, Florissant, or St. Peters.
Plato's Closet sets shoppers aswim in 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 percent off retail price, uninhibited self-stylists can construct a complete outfit or six without having to empty their wallets or pan for river diamonds. All of the merchandise that Plato's Closet stocks, including name-brand duds such as Hollister jeans ($22), Mossimo jeans ($22), American Eagle tank tops ($8), and an assortment of shoes, skirts, clutches, and more—is held to a strict quality standard and generally dates from the past 12–18 months. The racks of goods 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.
Plato's Closet curates a collection of gently used name-brand apparel, incentivizing their customers to bring in their own quality used clothing for cash. Each week, the staff pores over piles of clothing and accessories in search of young and on-trend sweaters, dresses, shorts, and hazmat suits from popular brands. After picking out the best clothes and accessories, the staff reshelves items, priced at up to 70% off their retail value. The style-savvy staff aims to keep the shop’s stock in line with current trends and classic fashion statements, generally choosing only pieces that are 12–18 months old. Most of the available apparel comes in sizes 00–19/20 for girls and waist size 28–40 for guys.