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Overdressed On A Budget: 19-Year-Old Launches Secondhand Store

By Annie Pentilla
The Montana Standard, Butte

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) When someone brings clothing into “Overdressed” secondhand clothing store in Butte, Montana, owner Matison Hiner selects and prices the items she thinks she can sell and makes an offer. The seller can either get 30 percent of the clothing’s value in cash or 40 percent of the clothing’s value in store credit.

The Montana Standard, Butte

According to shop owner Matison Hiner, Overdressed secondhand clothing store on Park Street in Uptown Butte is where brand-name fashion meets practicality.

“Instead of throwing your clothes away, or not getting anything from them, it’s kind of a way to recycle them almost,” said Hiner, 19.

The upscale used-clothing store opened April 1 in the lower level of Beauty on Broadway hair salon, where Hiner buys and sells brand-name, gently-used women’s clothing and accessories.

“No rips, no tears, no stains,” said Hiner.

Labels include popular youth brands like Frye, Miss Me, BIG STAR, Rock Revival, Under Armour, Lululemon, Victoria Secret, Nike and private labels by The Buckle, in addition to quality on-trend clothing from less familiar brands.

Unlike many used-clothing stores, Overdressed purchases its inventory and doesn’t sell on consignment.

When someone brings clothing to the store, Hiner selects and prices the items she thinks she can sell and makes an offer. The seller can either get 30 percent of the clothing’s value in cash or 40 percent of the clothing’s value in store credit.

Sellers have the option of donating their rejected clothing to charity.

Hiner said she plans to raise money for various charities of her choice through periodic bag sales in which customers are given a bag for $10 and are able to walk away with as much donated clothing as they can fit into the bag.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the bag sales will go to the selected charity, Hiner said, adding that she’s especially interested in donating to a cystic-fibrosis organization.

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