Resale store Plato’s Closet to open in Eugene

A new resale clothing store is headed to Eugene: Plato’s Closet. The store will share the former Blockbuster space at 1711 Willamette with Oregon Medical.

“We split it into two,” Plato’s Closet owner Ken Livingston says of the space. “I think it’s going to be a great location, near the college and South Eugene High. The local demographic there should be pretty good for it.”

Plato’s Closet, a resale franchise for “tweens” and twentysomethings, is headquartered in Minneapolis. Its parent company is the Winmark Corporation, who also owns Play It Again Sports and Music Go Round.

Livingston says the store is set to open “to buy” — i.e. for Plato’s Closet to purchase clothes people bring in and build up inventory — June 8.

“After we buy up enough inventory, we project to have our grand opening — buy and sell — in late July,” Livingston says. He says that the store is hiring and will be conducting interviews this weekend.

The Plato’s Closet Eugene Facebook page states:

“Folks in Eugene are known for their environmental awareness. In fact, Eugene is recognized as one of the greenest cities in America — where recycling is a way of life. And very soon, Eugenians will not only be recycling bottles and cans.

Plato’s Closet® is all about being fashion savvy and shopping smart. The unique retail recycling store specializes in gently used clothes for teens and twenty somethings — buying and selling the latest looks in clothing and accessories from the hottest brand name designers. Plato’s Closet® Eugene will be opening soon at 18th and Willamette — and here will be the place to recycle your style. Your store, your style, your Plato’s Closet®!”

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