Review: Ashley's Closet

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Wesley Chapel, FL

#1 Nov 23, 2008
I think that Ashley's closet is just one of those stores that just copy other stores to get money.
Ashley's Closet is just trying to copy Plato's Closet and nobody is better or can tie up to Plato's. Plato's Closet Rules!!!!!!!!!!
=P
Care

Tampa, FL

#3 Apr 6, 2009
ummm....Plato's Closet is not a consignment shop. Maybe you need to know what you are talking about before you talk negative about someone else’s opinions...which is just what that was...it was an opinion about how Plato's Closet is a great store. And I agree! I have been to consignment shops around Florida and place's like Ashley's Closet and Plato's Closet and I definitely prefer the business model of Ashley's Closet and Plato's Closet better, but I do prefer, overall, and love Plato's. They are very professional in the way they buy clothing and sell clothing. Also, I've been in 5 different Plato's Closets around the state and the people who work in all those stores are very friendly and nice, even when they don't buy a thing I drop off and even if I don't choose to buy anything from them. I've been in Ashley's Closet two times and didn't feel welcome. Here are a handful of negative things I didn’t like about Ashley's Closet just after two visits...
-I stopped by at 7:15 pm one evening because the Open sign was lit up and it turned out that the door was locked to the store. I understand closing early if business is slow (close time was 8:00 pm), but at least have the courtesy of turning the Open sign off. The lights were on inside and I knocked and looked in but I couldn’t see anyone. I was going to tell them that the Open sign was still on, but I didn’t care to wait another second because they clearly don’t care about their customers.
-When I did go back to try to sell clothing, I walked in and no one was behind the counter or around the sales floor. I said “Hello” a few times and eventually a lady emerged from the back walking towards me and didn’t say a word as she had an ice pop (I think) in her mouth.
-I had to say the first word and shared that I was there to try to sell clothing. Once again, the lady didn’t say a word to me and then started looking at my clothing.
-I walked around the store and eventually I noticed that the lady started to put clothing out on the sales floor, so I assumed she was finished looking at my clothing. Now, I know at Plato’s, they have a mechanical way to look at clothing and it takes at least 5 minutes to go through a Publix shopping bag. I had a garbage bag full and the lady was done in 5 minutes. So, I walked up to the counter and finally the lady spoke to me. She said she couldn’t buy anything and I was perfectly alright with that. But overall, I wasn’t perfectly alright that I didn’t feel welcome in her store. And by looking at the prices, conditions, and ages of the items, let alone the customer service, in her store, I can promise you I will not be back ever again to Ashley’s Closet.
…Oh, and just so you know, I have a Masters degree in Education, and I have learned that when it comes to “causal” conversation online, capitalization and spelling do not matter, but in the real world, treating people, ie customers, with common decency is appreciated. Oh how I love to incorporate by own “decency” with this message. Haha! Go Plato’s! J
stacey

Tampa, FL

#4 Jun 4, 2009
FOR ALL YOU GUYS THAT THINK THAT PLATOS IS WAYYY BETTER AS YOU SAY IT IS...YOU ARE SO WRONGG!PLATOS CARRIES COTTON BALLS AND RAGGEDY CLOTHES I HAVE BEEN IN THERE MUTIPLE TIMES AND NEVER BOUGHT ONE THING!NOWWW....IF YOU GO TO ASHLEYS CLOSET THERE IS MOSTLY NEW CLOTHES I WAS TOLD BY THE LADY THAT 80% OF THE CLOTHING THEY HAVE IS NEW! AND THEY HAVE ALL THE LATEST FASHION EVERY BRAND YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE AND OF COARSE MY FAVORITE ED HARDY AND BLAC LABEL HOLLISTER ABERCROMBIE -->BRANDD NEWWW!!<-- AND AT A LOW PRICE.!I WOULD SAY THAT ASHELYS CLOSET REALLY IS THE BEST! I GO IN AND SPEND NO LESS THEN 200$ EVERY FREAKIN TIME!! I CANT HELP MYSELF=] WELL THIS ISNT TO THROW OFF PLATOS ITS JUST LETTIN YOU KNOW THAT PLATOS ISNT AS GOOD AS YOU GUYS MAKE IT SOUND JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY LOCATIONS AND ARE ON THE RADIO AND TV DOESNT MAKE THEM BETTER! ITS THE QUALITY OF THE CLOTHES AND ASHLEYS CLOSET HAS IT OH AND THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE RADIO EVEN ON THE NEWS FOR IT TO BE SUCH A GREAT STORE AND THE NEWSPAPER AND TBT AND TV! THEY ARE WAYY BETTER THEN PLATOS SO PEOPLE THINK WHAT YOU WANTT! OHH AND BY THE WAYY ASHLEYS CLOSET IS MY FAVORITEE STOREE!<3
stacey

Tampa, FL

#5 Jun 4, 2009
for all you guys that think that platos is wayy better as you say it is...YOU ARE SO WRONGG!PLATOS CARRIES COTTON BALLS AND RAGGEDY CLOTHES I HAVE BEEN IN THERE MUTIPLE TIMES AND NEVER BOUGHT ONE THING!NOWWW....if you go to ASHLEYS CLOSET there is mostly NEW CLOTHES i was told by the lady that 80% OF THE CLOTHING THEY HAVE IS NEW! and they have all the LATEST FASHION EVERY BRAND YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE and of coarse my favorites, ED HARDY AND BLAC LABEL HOLLISTER ABERCROMBIE -->BRANDD NEWWW!!<-- and at a low pricee.!i would say that ASHELYS CLOSET really is the BEST! i go in and spend NO LESS THEN 200$ EVERY FREAKIN TIME!! i cant help myself=] well this isnt just to throw off platos its just letting you know that platos inst as good as you guys make it sound..just because they have so many locations and are on the radio and tv.DOESNT MAKE THEM BETTER! its the quailty of the clothes and ASHLEYS CLOSET has it.OH AND THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE RADIO EVEN ON THE NEWS FOR IT TO BE SUCH A GREAT STORE AND THE NEWSPAPER AND TBT AND TV! THEY ARE WAYY BETTER THEN PLATOS so people think what you want! ohh and by the way...ASHLEYS CLOSET IS MY FAVORITEE STOREE!<3
Susie-Largo FL

Valrico, FL

#6 Jun 13, 2009
I happen to frequent both stores and found that Ashely's Closet is way overpriced for used clothing. If Ashley's Closet has 80% new, than she shouldn't be calling her store a consignment shop. It should be called a boutique. As a matter of fact, I personally saw the store owner and her daughter in Plato's Closet buying sale clothes. Just wanted to let you know. Plato's Closet ROCKS
stacey

Tampa, FL

#7 Jun 20, 2009
ashleys closet isnt over priced your just trying to make it sound bad because you dont have the money for it!and the people that work in ashleys closet isnt the owners and the owner doesnt even have a daughter so get your story straight before you go saying all this! and ashleys closet isnt even close to be expensive if yu read the brand it should tell you why it is the price it is.so quit your job at mcdonalds and go get a new job so you can afford it and stop saying bad stuff about other stores and stop trying to say that platos is better...you know that they are no where close to asheys closet...so yeah ashleys closet is better and all eyes on ASHLEYS CLOSET!!! and i caught you lookin!!!!!!!!!!just like that! aha
john

Tampa, FL

#8 Jun 20, 2009
i agree to the lady above me i go there all the time and they have great mens clothes while i shop for my clothes my daughters and wife shops and we love the store!
Alexia

Tampa, FL

#9 Jun 20, 2009
~okayy all you peopple who talkk badd aboutt ashleys closett,
shutt up becauasee you guys cantt affordd anythingg causee youu Guys aree all flipping burgers at Burger Kingg!
yeahh the onlyy resonn whyy you guys go to platos is becuassee you guys have NO MONEYY, so you go buy cheap clothing with alot of cotton balls at platos when you can go to ashleys closet & get something better for a better deal.
i go there all the time and gett great things for great deals, Unlikee nasty platos!
so yeahh keep talkingg bad about ashleys closet because right now their hiring people ( 20$ an hour) yeahh soo platos really dose stink because they have no Quality what so ever!
so think agian you talk bad aboutt ASHLEYS CLOSET(haters):)
Tiffany

Largo, FL

#11 Jun 27, 2009
I have a masters and a great job so I am not poor. I went into Ashleys Closet today and it was a horrible experience. She is way overpriced and they have horrible customer service. Going through the racks I saw a Chanel shirt with a Chanel tag, but the tag on the shirt said Haines. This is fraud and I will report them along with all of my other friends. If anyone thinks their clothes are real they are sadly mistaken. All of their "name brand" clothes are knockoffs.
becky

Tampa, FL

#12 Jun 27, 2009
uhm no there brand name merchandise is not fake i got a purse from there and i went online and typed in the number at home,,it is real and i got a good deal on it!just because they made a mistake on a tag dont mean nothing!if you people really have time to sit here and say bad things about them you must have nothing better to do with yout life!ashleys closet is the best.and if you say your not poor then how come you think that their expensive? they are deffinently not...but its okay you can go to the mall and pay whole price or go to platos and get cotton balls haha you people make me laugh! ill stick with ashleys closet=]
Oners

Bradenton, FL

#13 Jul 12, 2009
wat is there web site called i can t find it do they hav a webstite?
shopaholic

Clearwater, FL

#14 Jul 22, 2009
I haven't been to Platos so I'm not even going down the route of comparing the two, but I have been to Ashley's Closet. The only reason I will return is for the cheap prices on most of the clothes I like. That is if I can find any amongst the crap. Sorry, but there is a lot of crap there. "Stacey" commented on platos raggedy clothes and cotton balls, well she should REALLY take a look at Ashley's Closet. I've found so many things there that I like but would never buy because of the condition. Many tops are pilled, have holes or missing buttons. The buying process is too fast and they miss a lot. Also, when you sell they don't really pay you anything for what you take in. Shoes there are a joke. They're either really old or just gross...I would never buy a pair of shoes with dirty footprints in them. As for the customer service, it's the worst I've ever experienced. Man, trying to find out how the store works from the woman there is like pulling teeth. You'd think she'd be happy to explain how everything works. Plus, she comes off very mean and I try to avoid her while I'm there. In regards to the knockoffs, there are both there. They carry fake and real clothing and purses. A word to the wise, if you buy a purse or 'Ed Hardy' there make sure you KNOW it's real because either she really doesn't know most of them are fakes or she lies. I'm going to go with she's lying.
Also, does anyone else think "Stacey" sounds like she might be defending the store because she works there or is close to someone who does? LoL
Oh, and Stacey and friends, I do have a great job making plenty of money. The only reason I shop at places like this is because I love a deal, and besides, what money I save there I can use for trips and other fun things!
Care

Clearwater, FL

#15 Jul 22, 2009
The other day I went to Ashley's closet and wasn't pleased buy what I experienced.70% of the store was full of shit and 30% was good stuff but the store was extremely disorganized it was hard to find any good clothes. Yes, I have been to Plato's closet before and liked it a lot better than Ashley's closet. And "Stacy" please don't call me poor because I shop at Plato's closet it just so happens that I have more money than the owner of the store/manager (hint hint) ;D
amy

Tampa, FL

#17 Jul 25, 2009
if you have "oh so" much money then why arent you at the mall paying full pricee.![[and not at platos]i know if i had more money then a stiore owner then i would be buying clothes at the mall!
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well you guys just keep your comments to yourself and shop where you wanna shop you dont have to share your crap with us...hasnt your mom told you if you have nothing good to say dont say it at all;;if you dont like store just simply dont go to anymore there is no reason to sitt here and talk bad about them you people are pathetic!!

well ASHLEYS CLOSET IS OFFICIAL THE BESTT!
Alexia

Tampa, FL

#18 Jul 29, 2009
i thinkk ashleys closett i greatt!!
good musicc,
good clothing,
& good custmer survice.
i've been theree plentty off timess && boughtt Ed Hardyy shirtss, hollisterr topps && True religous jean inn tip top shapee :)
plato's closett hass
horriblee servicee,
cotton ball's & holes& raggedty clothingg& att a cheapp pricee justt to gett ridd of themm!
imm sorry butt evenn if i was a hoeeboee & i onlyy had 4 dallors in myy namee && didntt havee a shirtt i wouldd deffantlyy nott goo thereee! imm veryyy soory too sayy butt platoss closett iss HORRIBLEE && theyy'vee been inn servicee forr howw longg? aboutt 10 years & theyree still runningg? WOW SOO SURPRISEDD!!! & look at ashleys closett theyy havee been inn service for about 7 too 8 mounths && hass wayy muchh more bussiness!
weel im justt gonna cutt to thee pointt herre & sayy.......
IF YOUU LIKEE ASHLEYYS CLOSETT THENN SHOPP THEREE! && IFF YOUU LIKEE PALTOS CLOSETT SHOPP THEREE!
theree endd of thiss story!!
point, blankk, periodd!!!
JBethell

Clearwater, FL

#19 Aug 15, 2009
Geez, what's the deal with the double letters, horrible typing, and terrible spelling? It's interesting how the ones defending Ashley's Closet are all 13 year old teeny boppers. My guess is that Alexia and Stacey are the same girl.

Seems to me like maybe they have some kind of stake in the store, or maybe they're getting a discount to defend the store.

I won't be taking my daughters there just because this is all so juvenile.

And to Amy, You say if you have nothing to say, not to say anything at all, well I hate to tell you, but that's what reviews are for, to say both the bad, and the good.
hilarious

Enigma, GA

#20 Aug 19, 2009
Looks to me like the owner of Plato's Closet and the owner of Ashley's Closet are both on here causing problems for each other.

Grow the fluck up ladies.
BECKY

Tampa, FL

#21 Aug 19, 2009
who cares if they messed up on their spelling;;yu still know what they ment.and no they actually not the same people becuase one of them are my friends.and you guys are rediculous saying your not going to go to the store because these people on here are talking all kinds of badd stuff.hah okay your lost because Ashleys closet is a great store.
amberlee

Madison, AL

#22 Sep 7, 2009
Actually, I would take Off The Rack over both Plato's and Ashleys. No, Platos did not "invent" teen used clothing stores, they were just the ones to franchise it. A place called Buffalo Exchange has been around in California since the 60's and were probably the first - I learned this from the people at Off The Rack, they really know their stuff. Off The Rack was the first teen used store that paid cash in the Largo/Clearwater area - yes cash, not checks like Platos. I've been shopping there since my mom took me while I was in high school. Now I'm 28 and still love to shop there. The prices are better than everyone else, the quality is great and they know fakes from the real thing. Ashley's is all fakes and if that's what you want, fine. But they do not know fakes from real so be very, very careful - same with Platos. In my experience the girls at Platos are rude, Ashley's is lacking in customer service too plus it's all fakes which I don't buy. I'll stick to Off The Rack, I always find great stuff and they always pay me way better than the other places when I sell my stuff.
Diane

AOL

#23 Sep 8, 2009
I have been takin my daughters to Off the Rack for years now !We all know how picky teenagers get and are They love it there much better than Plato's & Ashly's Closet ! They always have nice things and popular name brands (Real ones not knock offs). They Know what their customers want ! As far as We are concerned we have frequent both stores and found that Ashely's Closet & Plato's is way overpriced for overly used clothing. Off The Rack in Largo my daughters swear by it !

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