Sell Your Clothes Online
It’s that time of the year again to do the seasonal closet swap. Pack up all your sweaters and unload your flowery prints into the closet.
Living in a small apartments and sharing one closet with my husband, I have learned to be selective with my wardrobe. Unfortunately, I can not hoard clothes like I used to. So now I have a rule, if I didn’t wear it this season then it doesn’t get packed away for next. I do donate a ton of clothes to the shelter every year but sometimes there are those really nice pieces in great condition that I don’t want to part with.
Even if they don’t fit anymore they somehow make it back into my closet year after year. Here are a few great websites for selling those clothes your don’t wear. One girl’s trash is another girl’s dress for Friday night!
I buy most of my clothes second hand so when I found this site I almost cried. Dream come true. I can thrift from my couch. Thredup is an online store where you can sell and buy lightly worn items. Everything is hand picked so the items are quality brands and in great condition.
Users can not sell directly to each other, but the site acts as a consignment store. They will buy directly from users and pay them for any items they can sell. There are guidelines on what they will and will not accept. If you have some items at home, you can use their clothing calculator to see how much they may pay out for that item before you send it.
When you are ready, request a bag from them to send your clothes in. They pay for the shipping cost. Anything they can’t sell is donated. I am in the process of filling my first bag.
On Poshmark, you start by building your closet with items you want to sell. It sort of works like Pinterest where people can follow you closet, like your stuff and comment on it. You can connect with people whose style you love and if your the same size, score!
You can shop their online closets anytime you’d like. Add items to your closet straight from the app and add filters to you photos to give them personality. As part of the community you can attend virtual-themed Posh Parties where you can buy and sell specific items. An example would be Cocktail Dresses and Pearls Party or Fall Sweaters and Scarves Party. Sometimes, it will be by brand name. You keep 80% of the sale but Poshmark also provides pre-paid shipping.
As long as you have a piece of clothing that is clean and in good condition, you can sell it on this site. There are no brand or style restrictions like some of the other sites. Tradsey takes only 9% of the selling price which is less then most and they also pay for the shipping.
All you have to do is take a picture of the item, quote a price and ship it after it sells. It also takes care of all the returns so you don’t have too. Tradesy will clean up the image and add any additional data to the listing. They use the information from the image and fill it all in for you, which makes it quick and easy for you to post your stuff.
If you have lots of designer clothes in your closet, Materialwrld is the site for you. They do not accept mass market brands like Zara, Gap and Anthropologie. Instead of selling your used items, they are appraised and then you receive a voucher for Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdales in exchange.
I mean, your probably going to spend the money on some new clothes anyway, right? Just clean out your closet and send your items. You can check the estimated value of your items on the site’s quote look up widget before you send them.
Materialwrld will pay for the shipping and once the items are received, they will give you a quote for what they think its worth. If you accept the offer, your gift card is in the mail within two days. If not, they will ship your items back for free.