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At Plato's Closet, it's in with the old

"People are starting to look for spring and summer clothes so a lot of the displays we have are showing cool stuff for warm weather," said Student. "And the cool thing is that here, unlike when you walk into American Eagle, we have diverse styles " everything from prep to an urban look to anything."

Franchise founders Lynn and Dennis Blum opened the first Plato's Closet store in Columbus, Ohio.

According to the company Web site, the store's unique name stems from a school project conducted by the Blums' teenage son on the Greek philosopher Plato.

Plato's theories of reusing and preservation were seen as a parallel to his parents' ideas for a used clothing store.

There are more than 200 Plato's Closet locations in North America.""

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