Top Resale Sites: Where To Sell Your Clothes Online
Spring Cleaning Your Closet: Out With The Old And In With The "Re-New"
The average woman has worn just 20% of her wardrobe in the last year, yet continues to spend upwards of $6,000 year on new clothing and accessories, leaving many with a closet full of “nothing to wear”.
Every year once the weather begins to warm up, I find it’s never officially spring until I finish de-winterizing my closet. It only takes a few minutes before I find myself knee deep in piles of clothes and accessories. Usually I like to start fresh by getting rid of my pre-used - but still fashionable - items and work on purchasing a whole new wardrobe of new spring fashions.
However, the way my budget is looking this year, I’d be lucky to afford a new pair of flip-flops from the Gap! Therefore this year I’ve decided to go the “recommerce” route and explore my options in selling my clothes online.
So, after a couple google searches, I quickly discovered more opportunities than I had ever thought possible. I have to say it was rather overwhelming at first. To make the decision process easier I’ve gathered together the top sites where you can resale your clothes online.
Many of the sites I’ve found have developed a unique process that makes listing and and selling your items online a snap!
ABOUT - Twice is the first concierge-style online marketplace for secondhand fashion. Sellers send in their clothing, Twice buys it upfront, and then professionally photographs the garments and lists them for sale. By leveraging this unique model, Twice offers a like-new shopping experience to buyers, with trustworthy garment descriptions, same-day shipping, free returns, and 24-hour customer service.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW - In order to ensure consistent fit and style, all items must be less than 5 years old. All of your items must be on the approved brand list.
ABOUT - Trend Trunk is a social marketplace where you can buy, sell, and donate amazing new and pre-loved fashion in a fun and simple way. Their aim is to inspire and collaborate with the fashion-minded and budget-conscious community in a trustworthy environment. Trend Trunk turns buying fashion into an engaging experience. On Trend Trunk, you can buy items, ask your friends for advice, “lust” items, and follow fellow trendsetters and tastemakers.
Whether it be a designer outfit, trendy style, one of a kind find, impulse buy or a unique vintage piece, share your style & your fashionable items. Sell in less than 60 seconds. Once it's sold, we collectthe funds from the Buyer and release them to you when the item arrives. You can then transfer those funds into your bank account, donate to charity, or shop another member's closet.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - You set the price and keep 80% of the sale.
ABOUT - Klury.com has been making authentic luxury designer items available to fashion lovers across the globe, even on the tightest of budgets. With its innovative approach to buying pre-owned designer items directly from Klury's global customers for cash or Klury.com credit, replenishing your designer wardrobe has become quick and easy.
Eliminating the uncertainty that comes with buying pre-owned luxury items, Klury uses a third party authenticator to ensure the authenticity of the products. To make the selling process even easier, they professionally clean all merchandise you send in, post your items directly to their site and making returns simple.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - Klury only accepts designer items no more than 5 years old. The original MSRP of items must be $200+.
ABOUT - Copious is an online marketplace with a social media presence.The site gives users a platform to buy and sell secondhand items, but requires each person to sign into the site through his or her Facebook account, eliminating the possibility of doing business with an anonymous person as is sometimes the case on Craigslist.
Additionally, Copious allows users to sync their account with contacts from their Google, AOL or Yahoo email, so you can build up a vast marketplace of friends and acquaintances.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - To list, you just pay a 3.5% transaction fee. You can sell just about anything that falls under the clothing/accessories/jewelry categories.
Bib + Tuck
ABOUT - Bib + Tuck is a members-only online community for women to trade fashion items. They bring together the hippest people so that each can find the "new" in another's "old". You can sell (“Bib”) and buy (“Tuck”), but the catch here is that you’re not really selling
or buying—you’re swapping!
List items you're ready to part with and upload cool, styled photos of your garments. Decide what they’re worth and assign a virtual price in bucks (B+T currency). Receive bucks (B+T currency) when another member purchases one of your items. When someone purchases your item, you will receive an email with a prepaid mailing label. Put the item in a USPS box, stick on the label, and mail it. Use your bucks to shop other closets.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - You must have an invite code to join.
ABOUT - Storenvy is a social marketplace for indie shoppers and sellers. On one side, Storenvy is a series of online stores run by independent sellers. “The little guys.” Stores are fully customizable, with a feature-rich store admin panel, and completely FREE.
On the other side, Storenvy is a network of shoppers who can shop across all of those stores at once, interacting with each other by watching what notes and ratings they leave on products and stores throughout the site. It’s like following your friends and style icons on a shopping spree, watching what they pick up and what they actually buy. Their platform allows the everyday person to sell their goods online without any programming knowledge.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - You can use your own domain for $4.99 a month. Storenvy is a full e-commerce operation that allows you to sell new and/or used items.
ABOUT - Founded by editor, writer, fashion addict (and former professional, boxer) Kate Sekules, Refashioner is where like-minded fashion fiends can get together and buy, sell and swap, not just great unloved garments, shoes and accessories, but their stories too.
Their aim is not merely to provide a marketplace for the great under-worn pieces in the backs of all our closets, but also to honor the life of the clothes, to give them a good send-off, and to love them all over again.
Buying is as easy as on any e-tail site. The one difference is you'll become a ReFashioner member on checkout. It's free, and there's no pressure to do anything more than shop. Or swap! Sell something, leave your proceeds your account, and use them to shop for "free". If you want to sell (or swap) your own spare couture
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - rFASHIONer is Invite-Only.
ABOUT - Shop Hers is the only luxury marketplace dedicated exclusively to pre-owned designer fashion. We curate our community to guarantee authenticity & quality.
Sell the often new and pre-loved goods taking up precious real estate in your closet to a community of women that appreciate their value. Name your own price. No bidding. No time clock. In just 3 easy steps, you're no longer a victim of buyer's remorse. Easy come, easy go!
Another option is the VIP service where Shop Hers will photograph and list your items in your VIP closet. The seller can advise on prices in advance, or simply approve prices suggested by the folks behind the site.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - If you choose the VIP option, the site manages all communication with potential buyers and keeps 35% commission on these sales, as opposed to 18%. There’s also a 14 day return policy.
ABOUT - Ever wish you had a style-mate and could shop her closet? Now you can. Poshmark connects you to people whose style you adore, allowing you to shop their closets, anytime you’d like. This ia a mobile resale fashion marketplace app designed to appeal to the Instagram generation, and is also similiar to pinterest.
Have items in your closet that you love, but just don’t wear anymore? List it for sale on Poshmark in less than 60 seconds. Sell what you have in your closet so you can shop for what you really love today. Sellers can create free listings by snapping pictures from their iPhones of items they want to sell, and making them pop with unique filters. Once your items sells, Poshmark sends you a pre-paid mailing label, and you can withdraw your cash from the Poshmark app without additional charges. The app also hosts fashion “parties,” which are real-time themed events (animal Prints, designer handbags, vintage, etc.). With Poshmark, you’ll fall in love with your closet…again.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - There’s even an Instagram-like app you can use to photograph and list your unwanted goods. They provide shipping labels and you keep 80% of the selling price.
ABOUT - Material Wrld is an international online fashion community where you can shop people’s “closets” from around the world. Plus, there’s a cute feature called “closet roulette” that lets you discover people’s closets at random.
Sellers list items they want to post themselves, and select a preferred shipping method. When your item is bought, you’ll get an email notification. Also interesting: You can upload not-for-sale stylish items you own to get general fashion props and gain followers from the site’s global community who dig your style.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - Once an item sells, Material Wrld charges a 15% transaction fee. Also, if you’re interested in buying not selling, the items you snag will automatically be saved to your profile in case you ever want to re-list them for sale.
ABOUT - Tradesy is a new website and mobile app that unlocks the hidden value in every woman’s closet, giving users a safe and easy way to sell their underutilized clothing and accessories to a community of fashionable shoppers.
For sellers, Tradesy addresses pain points that have previously kept women from engaging in online fashion resale. Listing an item is free and takes 60 seconds or less, via web or mobile. The site also helps maximize the value of items for sale with a proprietary pricing recommendation engine that reflects what buyers are likely to pay.
Once an item is purchased, Tradesy safely and seamlessly manages the transaction and the shipping process, and accepts returns so that sellers don't have to. And while other online marketplaces charge high fees that quickly add up, and local consignment shops pay pennies on the dollar, Tradesy empowers its users to earn top dollar for every sale.
Buyers enjoy both great discounts and guaranteed trust and security. An open feedback system lets buyers rate and verify sellers, and buyer’s remorse is eliminated with hassle-free returns on purchases from any seller. As an added benefit, buyers can re-list any item purchased on Tradesy with one click once they’re ready to part with it, making it easy to trade up for a new treasure anytime.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - The site isn't limited to high-end designer clothing or curated vintage finds. Also, they handle shipping and returns for 9% commission.
ABOUT - Threadflip is pioneering a new social shopping experience by offering women a simple way to convert their closets into a dynamic boutique-like experience, connecting buyers with sellers, and capturing the collaborative energy of shopping with friends.
This is a mobile marketplace (here’s the app) designed to appeal to social media-savvy users. With a few clicks, users can upload images of pieces straight from their closet, and sell clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry they no longer wear, creating a treasure trove of thousands of new pieces every day.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW - You can apply for their new White Glove Service, through which you get a prepaid box to send them a bunch of clothes in; they select, price and list your items in their Editor’s Picks closet and you receive 60% of the total for items that sell. There’s a 20% fee for selling–though, which is comparable to competitors.