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Discover More About Plato’s Closet®

Do you want to franchise with the fastest growing teen resale brand in North America? Plato’s Closet® has been franchising since 1999 and is the largest brand in our franchise system. Specializing in the resale-retail business, Plato’s Closet® is the perfect opportunity for any entrepreneur to be successful, regardless of whether or not they have a background in retail. If you’re interested in franchising a Plato’s Closet® location, it’s important for you to learn more about the company so you can make an educated decision.

What We Do

Plato’s Closet® is the premier name in retail-resale clothing stores focused on the most demanding demographic - those in their teens and twenties. We have a unique approach to resale, creating an experience for our customers that ensures our inventory is up to date with the latest trends and fashions. Franchisees enjoy a reputation and loyalty from those who are looking for affordable fashion options, as well as those who want to sell us the clothes they no longer want or need.

When it comes to our industry, we truly set ourselves apart with the following:

  • Cash on the spot for gently used items
  • High-quality resale items
  • Prices 70% - 90% off retail
  • We’re buying inventory all day so there are always  new and ever-changing options
  • Trending fashion styles
  • Clothing for all seasons

Our franchisees are extremely passionate about the fashion industry, but are even more dedicated to providing every customer with a bright and clean resale-retail shopping experience. There’s a reason Plato’s Closet® has been ranked #1 in our category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 for 11 consecutive years.

Our Training and Support

While a number of potential franchisees may be hesitant to take a shot at owning a franchise because they are not sure what to expect, this opportunity is perfect for anyone because of the training and support we offer. As soon as you sign the franchise agreement, you will be enrolled in the training program that offers more than 75 hours of classroom and in-store training. You’ll get the chance to learn employee management, operations, merchandising, buying and selling, and more.

Not only do new franchisees receive help regarding retail site selection, style and trend training, and business planning, they are also provided ongoing support so they can be sure they are kept up to date long after they’ve signed their agreement with us. This includes field operations and marketing and advertising, financial analysis and more. You will be afforded every opportunity to best represent the Plato’s Closet® brand and reach your goals from start to finish.

Once you’re financially approved by Winmark, you will begin the process of becoming a franchisee in  the Plato’s Closet® brand. This will include a review of the concept and business model, discussions with existing franchisees which all culminates with a Discovery Day to our home office in Minneapolis. We encourage you to learn more about us and our brand so you can take your success into your own hands.

Call us today or fill out the qualification form to get the process started.