Now that you’ve bought your new dream home and set a closing date, packing is one of the next things on your list.  

Today is the perfect time to do a thorough closet cleaning so you’re prepared for your move. For many people, making decisions about what to keep and discard is difficult. Harder still can be figuring out what to do with the unwanted items.

Fortunately, the burgeoning clothing consignment industry is making it even easier to find a second home for your unwanted clothes, shoes and handbags, and to make some money while you’re at it.

Here are my top six local consignment shops that turn unwanted clothes into cash.

2nd Time Around
410 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Gabrielle Newkirk

Augusta Mae - Boutique & Consignment Shop
35 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

Kim Capese and Clara Nunziato

Trend Consignment
356 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041

Danielle Faber

West Village Clothing Consignment Shop
410 Ridgewood Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Sarah Hayden for West Village Clothing Consignment Shop

Progress Resale and Consignment 
200 North Avenue 
Garwood, NJ 07027


774 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Heather Dobbins