If one brother or sister chooses high-ticket items, he or she should pay the other siblings an amount that will even things out. I quickly learned that most clothing has little resale value, unless it's vintage (i.e., from the '60s or earlier).
Designer resale or consignment shops might only take upscale clothes or items bought in the last two years that are in perfect condition.
To find a trustworthy appraiser, ask an estate attorney for a referral or look for one on the website of the American Society of Appraisers, an accrediting organization.
Hall recommends checking the appraiser's site to see whether he or she has specialized training.
Ultimately, your best bet may be to make charitable donations.